No more waiting: Time for hard decisions on the state budget

WAITING GAME: Local communities are growing frustrated waiting for a new state budget. Above, Joe Morais, project leader at the Pawtucket Department of Public Works, is among hundreds of city workers forced to file for unemployment one day each week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
WAITING GAME: Local communities are growing frustrated waiting for a new state budget. Above, Joe Morais, project leader at the Pawtucket Department of Public Works, is among hundreds of city workers forced to file for unemployment one day each week. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM
State leaders are about to finally get to work – several months too late – determining the near-term fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic on the state budget. About all that’s certain is, “There is going to be pain,” as Gary Sasse, the founding director of the Hassenfeld Institute for Public Leadership at Bryant University, tells…

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