Raimondo signs fiscal 2020 budget, sharply criticizes cuts in economic development programs

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has signed the 2020 state budget, but with criticism of changes to economic development programs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN
Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has signed the 2020 state budget, but with criticism of changes to economic development programs. / PBN FILE PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN
PROVIDENCE – Gov. Gina M. Raimondo signed the nearly $10 billion fiscal 2020 state budget Friday, but in her transmission letter to House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, D-Cranston, she criticized legislative changes to her budget that she said will cut the effectiveness of job-creation programs. The governor cited a cut to the Real Jobs Rhode…

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