Whose side are you on in the R.I. House-Senate impasse?

ON THE FINAL DAY of the legislative sessions for both the House and the Senate in fiscal 2017, the R.I. General Assembly failed to agree on a state budget. Above left, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, right, Dominick J. Ruggerio.
ON THE FINAL DAY of the legislative sessions for both the House and the Senate in fiscal 2017, the R.I. General Assembly failed to agree on a state budget. Above left, House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello, right, Dominick J. Ruggerio. / PBN FILE PHOTOS/MICHAEL SALERNO
Throwing a wrench into the state’s fiscal status, the R.I. House and Senate ended their sessions without passing the same budget, with both House Speaker Nicholas A. Mattiello and Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio closing down business seemingly for as long as it takes to get the other one to blink. The question then, is,…

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