Mattiello tells WPRO-AM that he intends to look Ruggerio in the eye and ask him “what he’s up to?”
The Warwick mayor announced Friday that bills will be mailed out within the week.
The first-term Democrat said letting workers go would be the only way to close a large deficit.
House Speaker Mattiello and Senate President Ruggerio still have not spoken as the standoff reaches its 11th day.
The longer the state budget impasse continues, the larger the risk for local schools.
Watching the standoff closely is CCRI, since the pending budget includes Gov. Gina Raimondo’s proposal to provide two years of free tuition.
House Speaker Mattiello accused Senate President Ruggerio of “a political power play,” as both sides appeared to dig in.
Raimondo said she’s committed to still offering a pilot program for tuition-free community college.
Both legislative leaders are urging the other one to bring his members back and pass his preferred version of the state budget.
His move stunned the State House and left dozens of bills in limbo.
The proposed state budget includes money for the free passes for at least the next two years.
The governor said she is exploring “efficiencies,” but insisted state leaders must “take care of our most vulnerable.”
The Senate Finance Committee voted 9-1 to approve the budget plan Tuesday, sending it to a full Senate vote later this week.
The tax-and-spending plan includes free tuition at CCRI and the start of a six-year car tax phaseout.
Current rising high school seniors would be the first to get free tuition at CCRI, if the program passes the General Assembly.
The plan includes tax relief for car owners, a pilot program for tuition-free community college, cuts to government spending and no major ta…
Residents typically receive their car tax bills in late June or early July.
The budget includes funding for police and fire academies and gives the school department an infusion of money.
The $9.2 billion state budget is headed for debate in the House, but may face opposition from progressive Democrats.
The budget unveiled Thursday is a revised version of the $9.3-billion tax-and-spending plan put forward in January by Gov. Raimondo.
The House Finance Committee will unveil and immediately vote on the roughly $9-billion tax-and-spending plan.
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“No decisions have been made, but those resources are certainly going to have to be on the table,” Speaker Mattiello said.
The new numbers suggest lawmakers will have to make tougher choices when they put together the budget over the next two months.
The governor’s budget cuts the car tax by at least 30 percent while Speaker Nicholas Mattiello aims to eliminate it altogether.