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Latest R.I. House fiscal analysis puts FY 21 budget deficit at...

PROVIDENCE – It’s clear the state is facing a deficit in its fiscal year 2021 budget, but exactly how much depends on who you...

R.I. state budget gap shrinks to $114M

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island's elected leaders were projecting a budget gap of more than $800 million in May due to the economic shock of...
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State budget director to step down as part of overdue retirement...

PROVIDENCE - Thomas Mullaney, executive director of the R.I. Office of Management and Budget, planned to retire earlier this year, but due to COVID-19,...

2 months into fiscal 2021, R.I. waits on budget; $269M in...

PROVIDENCE – How long can Rhode Island go without a budget? Gov. Gina M. Raimondo said this week it could go on for several more...

3,000 apply for R.I. COVID-19 rental assistance program

PROVIDENCE – Nearly 3,000 families have applied for low-income rental assistance offered by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s administration in the past month and a...
ASSESSMENT FEE: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has proposed a fiscal 2020 budget that includes a Medicaid Employer Assessment Fee, which if approved would annually charge companies that employ 300 or more workers as much as a $1,500 penalty per employee who was not offered health insurance but then qualified for state-supported Medicaid.
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Raimondo proposes new fee to ensure employers offer health insurance

A powerful disincentive for not offering employees health care insurance is included in the proposed 2020 budget introduced by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. If a...

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