💸💥 “When Billion-Dollar Budgets Go Boom! Rhode Island Steps It Up…Or Do They?” 💥💸
🔔 Ding, ding, ding! The Rhode Island House of Representatives just signed off on a cool $14-billion budget, folks. 👏 The biggest in state history, no less. 👀 They’re boosting public-school funding and snipping taxes that irritate business owners. 🏫💼🎉 But here’s the kicker: they’ve totally left the retirees hanging. 🙅♀️👴👵 So, who wins and who loses in this big-budget bonanza? Let’s dive in!
Storytime, people! 📖
This past Friday, a whopping 68 out of 72 Rhode Island Representatives gave the thumbs up 👍 to a state budget for the coming year that blasts past the $14-billion mark. That’s a cool 2.9% leap from the $13.6 billion budget approved last year, making it the biggest in the state’s history. Now, that’s a whole lot of Benjamins! 💰💰
So where’s all that money going? Well, they’re showering some love on public schools and snipping away at a tax that’s been a royal pain in the behind for business owners. 👑💔 The educational sector must be popping some bubbly right now. 🍾🥂 But you know who’s not clinking glasses? Our dear retirees, that’s who! 👴👵☹️
Despite the retirees crying out for some budgetary TLC after the sting of pension cuts 12 years ago, the House said, “Nah, not this time.” 😬 Ouch, talk about a cold shoulder. 🥶 So while the schools are cashing in and the entrepreneurs are celebrating a tax cut, the old-timers are left out in the cold. ❄️🧥
Now, you’d think such a hefty budget would ruffle a few feathers, right? 🦚 But surprisingly, this mammoth budget actually found favour with most Republicans. Apparently, they saw enough of their ideas reflected in the final plan to get onboard. 🚂 Or maybe they just didn’t want to be the ones holding up the money train. 🤷♀️💸
So, what’s the next stop for this monster budget? It’s zipping over to the Senate, where it’ll be up for consideration next week. 🏛️ Wonder what they’ll make of it?
Let’s remember though, folks, this ain’t financial advice. 🚫💰🎩 It’s just the Turnt Up News reporting on some serious money matters. The question is, did the Rhode Island House get it right or did they drop the ball? 🤔💭
And here’s a real brain tickler for you: If you were in charge of a 14-billion-dollar budget, where would you allocate the funds? 🧠💡💸 What priorities would top your list and which would you drop faster than a hot potato? 🥔🔥 Let’s hear your thoughts, readers! 📣👂