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General Assembly approves 2020 state budget bill

PROVIDENCE — Highlights from the Statehouse this week include:


The General Assembly has approved a $9.97 billion budget (2019-H 5151Aaa) for the 2020 fiscal year that largely avoids new taxes while strengthening education, continuing the car-tax phase-out, maintaining municipal aid and closing a $200 million budget gap. The bill, which now goes to the governor, expands pre-kindergarten programs, authorizes the creation of Special Economic Development District on the former Route 195 land in Providence and provides raises for direct care workers for the developmentally disabled.


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