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Uprise RI: Here’s what’s in Governor Dan McKee’s proposal for American Rescue Plan Act funds

On Thursday, Governor Dan McKee unveiled his proposal to spend ten percent of Rhode Island’s federal American Rescue Plan Act funds. The governor’s budget blueprint directs $113 million to priorities including business aid, support for the child care sector, construction of affordable housing and access to broadband.

McKee submitted the plan to the General Assembly, teeing up lawmakers’ process of review. “To ensure Rhode Island maintains its strong economic momentum,” McKee wrote to legislative leaders, “we must put some of our ARPA State Fiscal Recovery Funds to work now.”

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