Raimondo proposes $9.9B budget, to include legalized marijuana sales, new fees

GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO released a fiscal 2020 budget proposal Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO'S fiscal 2020 budget proposal expands legal sales of marijuana in the state, including for adult recreational use. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo unveiled a fiscal 2020 budget proposal Thursday that would increase state expenditures for education, workforce training and business investment, while adopting new revenue sources, including legalized recreational marijuana and fees for large employers whose workers qualify for Medicaid. The $9.9 billion budget, released to the General Assembly, includes $4.1…

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