House panel OKs $13.6B fiscal 2023 state spending plan

Updated at 11:10 p.m.

A PANEL OF HOUSE LAWMAKERS approved a $13.6 billion spending plan for fiscal 2023 on Thursday./ PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN
PROVIDENCE - A key House panel on Thursday approved a $13.6 billion fiscal spending plan that seeks to strike a balance between supercharging a stagnant economy while offering tax relief to hard-hit communities. The House Committee on Finance’s version of the fiscal 2023 spending plan marks a 6.3% increase over the $12.8 billion budget proposed…

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  1. Excuse my ignorance if this has been discussed, though in light of budget surplus/anticipated future revenue from recreational marijuana sales, has there been thought given to equalizing our sales tax with our neighboring states? Seem to me this would be a great way to keep more revenue within our borders and give consumers a break.