PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - A panel of state budget and financial experts announced Thursday they projected an extra $60 million revenue within the next fiscal year.
The increase will help avoid several tax-increase proposals and budget cuts in Rhode Island's General Assembly.
According to the last estimates, the state was facing a $117 million budget deficit for its next fiscal year. But with the new estimates, that umber could be cut by more than half by July.
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Providence Mayor Angel Taveras says the city needs to get illegal guns off the street, following the shooting death of a city teenager.
A judge handed New England Patriots cornerback Alfonzo Dennard another year of probation and 30 additional days in jail Thursday as a result of a drinking-and-driving incident in Nebraska last summer.
Officers honored included Mark Dececco and John Reposa, who brought an iPad to a special needs child after hers was stolen last December.
Providence police are investigating after a car crashed and caught fire overnight.
Providence police identified the teenager who was shot and killed in broad daylight Wednesday, and the murder suspect was arraigned on multiple charges.