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Raimondo Signs FY 2018 Budget - State guarantees free community college for all

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed the FY 2018 budget into law this evening, immediately following its passage by the Rhode Island State Senate.

"This is a Jobs Budget, with a lot in it to help Rhode Islanders," Raimondo said. "It makes Rhode Island the first state on the East Coast to make community college tuition-free for every high school graduate. It continues our record investments in classrooms across the state, increases the minimum wage and gives homecare and direct care workers a raise. And, it gives every Rhode Islander car tax relief. I will continue to do everything in my power to protect our progress, create more jobs, and give more Rhode Islanders the training and education they need to get the good jobs we're creating."

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