RI Governor to Deliver Budget Address Tuesday

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee is preparing to announce details of his first state budget.

Chafee, an independent, plans to deliver a combined state-of-the-state and budget address to the General Assembly at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Statehouse. The details of his budget proposal
will be released the same day.

The state faces a projected deficit of $295 million for the fiscal year that begins July 1.

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