What to do with a windfall? $1B in ARPA money may loom over General Assembly session

FULL PLATE: Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, left, and House Speaker K. Joseph Shekarchi meet at the R.I. Statehouse. With the 2022 legislative session underway, there’s no shortage of issues for the leaders to tackle. / PBN PHOTO/ ELIZABETH GRAHAM
After years of grappling with gaping budget deficits, state legislators are facing a problem in the 2022 General Assembly session unlike any they’ve seen in recent memory. They have more money than they know what to do with. Well before the opening day of the legislative session on Jan. 4, lawmakers have been mulling over…

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