McKee submits budget amendment plan to spend over $100M of R.I.’s ARPA funds on short-term needs

Updated at 12:31 p.m. on Oct. 7, 2021.

GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE announced Thursday a proposed supplemental budget for the state to immediately spend approximately $100 million in American Rescue Plan Act funds. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
GOV. DANIEL J. MCKEE has not been able to convince General Assembly leaders to commit to a vote this year on his request to spend some American Rescue Plan Act funding now. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee on Thursday outlined his plan to spend nearly 10% of the state's $1.1 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funding to address short-term needs caused or exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor's proposed uses for the funds included increasing housing affordability in the state, addressing impacts on tourism…

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