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1/17/2020 Senate President Ruggerio issues statement on governor’s budget proposal
STATE HOUSE — Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio (D-Dist. 4, North Providence, Providence) issued the following statement regarding Gov. Gina M. Raimondo's budget proposal: 

“At first glance, there are many areas of the budget that we can work together on to improve our state. The budget proposal invests in many Senate priorities, including education, housing, health care, and the minimum wage.

“I am disappointed that revenue from the proposed legalization of recreational marijuana was included in the budget proposal. Seeing as the marijuana proposal is unlikely to pass, we effectively have a proposed budget that is out of balance to the tune of $21.8 million. The Senate Finance Committee will be reviewing the details of all aspects of the budget in the coming months.”

For more information, contact:
Greg Pare, Press Secretary for the Senate
State House Room 314
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 276-5558