Lawmakers approve plan to close $250M deficit from virus

THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY has approved a revised budget for the current fiscal year, following shortfalls primarily attributable to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES
THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY has approved a revised budget for the current fiscal year to address shortfalls primarily attributable to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ARTISTIC IMAGES
PROVIDENCE (AP) – Rhode Island's Legislature approved Thursday a plan to close a roughly $250 million deficit caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The General Assembly’s House and Senate debated and voted on the plan approved earlier this week by their finance committees. The House voted 60 to 13 and the Senate 31-7 in favor of…

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