PROVIDENCE, RI - Governor Gina M. Raimondo will submit her FY19 budget
proposal to the General Assembly on Thursday, January 18. The budget builds on
the progress of the last three years and takes Rhode Islanders to the next
level with smarter, more targeted investments in education, economic
development and programs helping Rhode Islanders in need.
The Governor will submit her budget at 4 p.m.
on Thursday, January 18. In advance of submitting the budget, members of the
Governor's administration will hold an on-the-record, embargoed briefing at 11
a.m. on Thursday to discuss the budget proposal with members of the media. The
embargo will lift when the budget is officially introduced to the legislature
at 4 p.m.
The briefing is open to all media and cameras
are invited. Because it is an embargoed presentation prior to the official
submission of the budget, reporters who attend the briefing must agree not to
Tweet, livestream, post to other social media or publish prior to 4 p.m.
Reporters can pick up embargoed copies of the
Executive Summary from the Department of Administration between 3 p.m. and 6
p.m. today (Wednesday, January 17). Please alert Brenna McCabe, Public Information
Officer at the Department of Administration, at Brenna.McCabe@doa.ri.gov, if you will be picking up a copy.
The briefing will include a brief introduction
from state officials and a presentation from Office of Management and Budget.
Officials will take questions from the media after the presentations for
approximately 40 minutes. Last question will be called at 12:45 p.m.
Following the main briefing, there will be
separate Q&As for Education, Commerce, Labor and Training, and Health and
Human Services in Conference Room 2A. Key members of the Governor's staff and
Cabinet will also be available after the briefing for additional questions on
specific sections of the budget.