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Rhode Island's proposed $8.9 billion budget is headed to a vote in the state House of Representatives.

Lawmakers are scheduled to begin deliberating on Wednesday afternoon.

The budget drafted by leaders of the Democratic-controlled House meets some but not all the objectives proposed earlier this year by Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo.

Among the most contentious issues is a budget article that would shift the education-funding formula in a way that could help some charter schools but hurt others.

Republicans who were mostly supportive of this fiscal year's budget are more vocally opposed to next year's.

Among the amendments they'll be seeking is one giving income tax relief to retirees.

Once passed by the House, the budget moves to the finance committee of the Democratic-controlled Senate.

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