R.I. Senate OKs $13.6B state budget

THE STATE SENATE passed a $13.6 billion budget for fiscal 2023 on Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN
PROVIDENCE – The state Senate on Thursday overwhelmingly approved a $13.6 billion budget for fiscal 2023 that prioritizes health care, affordable housing and several tax relief programs for Rhode Islanders. Lawmakers voted 33-5 for the same spending plan that was overwhelmingly supported by the House last week with a 61-9 vote. Several proposed Senate amendments,…

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