Key House panel OKs $14B budget plan that drops proposed sales tax cut

GENERAL ASSEMBLY LEADERS said Friday they would not include Gov. Daniel J. McKee's proposal to reduce the state sales tax from 7% to 6.85% in the fiscal 2024 budget the full House will vote on June 9. / PBN FILE PHOTO/CASSIUS SHUMAN
PROVIDENCE – The House Finance Committee on Friday quickly approved a record $14 billion state budget for next fiscal year that includes millions of dollars in new funding for education and the state's life sciences industry but leaves out a sales tax cut proposed by Gov. Daniel J. McKee. “It will go to the [House]…

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