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Editorial: This one was likely easy compared to future budgets

By   /  July 7, 2013  /  Editorials, Opinion  /  No Comments

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The Fiscal Year 2014 Rhode Island Budget was passed last week by the General Assembly due in no small part to a pair of local politicians, Rep. Helio Melo and Sen. Daniel DaPonte, the chairs of the respective Committees on Finance in each chamber. While far from perfect, especially considering the significant deficit the state […]

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East Providence Rep. Melo says FY14 state budget was best lawmakers could construct

By   /  July 2, 2013  /  Government & Politics, News  /  1 Comment


PROVIDENCE — Having spent the previous 48 hours arduously attempting to pilot its passage, East Providence’s Helio Melo, the Rhode Island House of Representatives Finance Committee chairman, reflected upon the Fiscal Year 2014 state budget he helped craft during a conversation Friday afternoon, June 28, in his office on the third floor of the State […]

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