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House lawmakers meet on RI’s tanking economy

PROVIDENCE—State lawmakers are debating plans ranging from auto racing  to consolidating municipal services to steer Rhode Island through a bleak financial crisis.

The proposals were raised Thursday during a closed-door caucus of Democratic lawmakers convened by House Speaker William Murphy.

He has called it a first step to dealing with a failing economy that has driven unemployment to 13 percent and produced massive state budget deficits.

Channel 10

One Response to House lawmakers meet on RI’s tanking economy

  1. Fred Dallinger November 6, 2009 at 3:40 pm #

    Scott, Your thoughtful comments were a welcome
    exception to the doom and gloom we so often hear!
    As a strong supporter of a return to a robust historic tax credit and strong supporter of all efforts in RI
    to develop a strong Green and sustainable economy
    we need more articles like yours and I hope the Politicians are listening.
    Great Credit to you and Smart Growth!
    F Dallinger
    Natural Tech Homes