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The Rhode Island House of Representatives has passed a revised version of Governor Gina Raimondo's $8.9 billion budget.

The 59-13 coming down right around midnight after hours of debate.

A topic of much debate was,the school funding formula.

That piece of legislation ultimately passed with a majority vote now allowing school districts to choose between a 7 percent cut in payments to charter schools or a cut based on itemized costs.

Other notable parts of the budget include a break on pension costs and a reduction in beach fees.

The budget now goes to the Senate for approval. Legislators are hoping to wrap up this session on Friday.

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