Friday, June 1, 2012

R.I. House Adds $9.6 Million to Budget for Services

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- Rhode Islanders with developmental disabilities would see funding for state programs and services they receive increased by about $9.6 million in the budget year that begins July 1, under a spending plan presented by the House Finance Committee Thursday night.
That $9.6 million includes some $4.7 million in state funding and a corresponding match of federal monies.
It comes a year after lawmakers voted to slash their funding by some $24 million.

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