"I'm relentlessly focused on creating jobs that pay and skills that matter to build a stronger Rhode Island economy. But to do that, we need a solid foundation: a government that is fiscally responsible and a predictable environment that is good for business," Raimondo said. "Today's numbers are an important piece of that work, and I thank my cabinet directors and all state employees for their efforts to make state government move faster, better and cheaper. By innovating in government, strengthening accountability, and taking a fresh look at how we do business, we can deliver better results for all Rhode Islanders."
"We still face a large projected deficit for FY 2018," Raimondo added, "but I'm pleased to see the good work happening by dedicated staff across government to tackle costs - and we're going to keep going."
You can view the full FY 2016 Preliminary Closing Statement by clicking the link below.