MEDIA ADVISORY

House Finance Committee meets on Wednesday to hear testimony on governor’s budget amendment

 

STATE HOUSE – The House Finance Committee will be meeting on Wednesday, September 23 at 4 p.m. in Room 35 of the State House to hear testimony on a proposed budget amendment from the governor that relates to taxes.

The proposed amendment to Article 8 in the FY 2021 state budget deals with taxes and is the fourteenth budget amendment submitted by the governor.

The State House remains closed to the public as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The hearing will be televised live on Capitol Television, which can be seen on Cox on Channels 15 and 61, in high definition on Cox Channel 1061, on Full Channel on Channel 15 and on Channel 34 by Verizon subscribers. It will also be live-streamed at www.rilegislature.gov/CapTV. Media members wishing to arrange for in-person coverage are asked to contact Larry Berman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 

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