House-Passed Budget Includes School Construction

(Providence, RI)  --  The Rhode Island Senate is set to take up the state budget this week after the state House passed it on Friday. The nine-and-a-half-billion-dollar budget includes a revenue agreement for sports-betting at Twin River Casino in Lincoln and the yet-to-be-opened casino in Tiverton. It also calls for 250-million dollars in borrowing to fix run-down Rhode Island schools. Republican efforts to re-route revenue from 911 fees and to eliminate prevailing wage were defeated. 


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