House of Representatives Meets Tomorrow to Consider FY 2021 Budget and for Advice and Consent of RI Supreme Court Picks

STATE HOUSE – The Rhode Island House of Representatives will be meeting tomorrow, December 16 at 2 p.m. at the Vets Auditorium to consider the FY 2021 budget and for the confirmation votes of two appointments to the Rhode Island Supreme Court.

The House will consider the FY 2021 budget (2020-H 7171A) which is a pared-down state budget for the 2021 fiscal year that restores funding to cities and towns, uses federal coronavirus relief funds to aid struggling Rhode Islanders and does not raise taxes or fees.

The House will also consider the Supreme Court appointments of Superior Court Judge Melissa A. Long and former Sen. Erin Lynch Prata to fill the seats being vacated by Supreme Court Justice Francis X. Flaherty and Supreme Court Justice Gilbert V. Indeglia.

The Vets Auditorium is 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

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..