The RI Public Sector Always Wins
I haven’t had a chance to review all of the substitutes that the RI House Finance Committee made to the governor’s proposed budget, but over on the TCC Web site, I have explained the upshot for school funding in Tiverton. Basically, the General Assembly looks likely to bump up the governor’s school aid number for the town, meaning that our 7.88% tax increase could have been 5.7%.
Put differently the local appropriation could have been not even $150,000 more than the Budget Committee recommendation that would have “gutted,” “decimated,” and “destroyed” the schools and had no deleterious effects.
Well, they’re certainly not going to give the extra money back, so anybody want to wager what the $684,319 in “unexpected” money will go toward?