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RI Lawmakers work toward Adjournment

RI Lawmakers work toward Adjournment

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island lawmakers are working to finish their annual session, with much of the final debate focusing on possible tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge.
 
The General Assembly hopes to adjourn for the year late Tuesday or early Wednesday after voting on scores of bills.
 
Big votes are expected on proposals to restructure the state's Economic Development Corp., which has faced criticism following the failure of its investment in former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company, 38 Studios.
 
It's also expected that lawmakers will reconsider an earlier decision to delay tolls on the Sakonnet bridge. One idea is to impose a 10-cent toll.
 
Meanwhile, a bill to impose interest rates on pay-day loans appears to have died.
 
Lawmakers began their session in January.

 

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