Legislative committees are set Tuesday to begin reviewing Governor Lincoln Chafee’s proposed budget for the fiscal year starting in July. This is one of many meetings where lawmakers will hash over the budget.
Providence Mayor Angel Taveras delivers his State of the City address this evening. Treasurer Gina Raimondo says she has cleared out a backlog related to the crime victims compensation program. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.
Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. email@example.com
The new budget proposal from Governor Lincoln Chafee is a complex document, so here are a few highlights for schools and colleges.
There's a slight increase in this budget proposal for public colleges and universities. Oddly, officials disagree about the exact amount of the increase. The governor’s office first reported $8 million, but higher education officials say it’s closer to $6 million. The Office of Higher Education says it is grateful for any increase, after years of decreases under former Governor Don Carcieri.
Governor Lincoln Chafee says his new budget builds on attempts by his administration to position Rhode Island for better days. Joined by RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay, we also talk about the fight over same-sex marriage legislation, the governor's political plans for 2014, and other issues.