General Assembly Passes State Budget

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(Providence, RI) -- Governor Gina Raimondo is planning to sign a state budget that is headed for her desk. The Rhode Island General Assembly completed its approval of a nine-point-six-billion-dollar budget with a Senate vote on Wednesday. The budget includes sports wagering at Rhode Island's two casinos, for which lawmakers expect to bring in 23-and-a-half-million bucks in 2019. The budget also includes another year of free tuition at Community College of Rhode Island, and continued local car tax relief.


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