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Rhode Island's governor to ask voters for $275 million in new borrowing, including $40 million for mass transit

(Source: Providence Journal, January 20, 2014)

PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- In the $8.5-billion budget he unveiled last week, Governor Chafee proposed asking voters in November to approve $275 million in borrowing for new state and local projects one of the largest requests in Rhode Island history. Chafee, a Democrat who is not seeking reelection this year, has proposed four separate ballot questions: $125 million for the University of Rhode Island, $75 million for environmental initiatives, $40 million for mass-transit development and $35 million for arts and culture projects.

Full story: Providence Journal

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

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