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Advocates urge RI leaders to increase funding for school repairs


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) – With Rhode Island schools needing nearly $2 billion in repairs, a group of policymakers and labor leaders are calling on state lawmakers to find ways to increase funding for construction-related projects in the coming years.

During a two-hour forum in the auditorium at the Providence Career and Technical Academy (PCTA), the Fix Our Schools Now Coalition unveiled a policy platform that includes asking the General Assembly to approve legislation that would raise taxes on the wealthy in order to fund school infrastructure projects.


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