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RI lawmakers begin review of gov.'s budget plan

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Lawmakers in Rhode Island are taking a look at Gov. Lincoln Chafee's $8.5 billion state budget recommendation. The House Finance Committee on Wednesday began its evaluation of the revenue-and-spending plan for the financial year beginning July 1. Chafee's proposal keeps current tax rates. It also increases funding for public schools by $38 million and higher education by...

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