R.I. House poised for vote on $9.2B budget for fiscal 2018

THE R.I. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES debated the fiscal 2017 budget until late in the evening. It wasn't approved until early in the morning the following day. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN
THE R.I. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES debated the fiscal 2017 budget until late in the evening. It wasn't approved until early in the morning the following day. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ELI SHERMAN
PROVIDENCE – Unlike year's past, Rhode Island lawmakers say budget deliberations on Thursday will not go too long, regardless of a vote. The R.I. House of Representatives is expected to consider the proposed fiscal 2018 state budget totaling $9.2 billion beginning at 2 p.m. In year’s past, budget hearings on the House floor have lasted…

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