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Raimondo Calls For Line Item Veto

Governor Gina Raimondo in her State of the State speech on Tuesday asked to be given the power of line-item veto. Raimondo said nearly every other state uses the executive office power to reduce waste in government spending and corruption and to ensure fair use of tax dollars. She asked for the General Assembly to put the measure on the ballot. But House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello, who has opposed the line-item veto, indicated to reporters after Tuesday's speech that he remains opposed.

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