RIGOP chairman faults governor's department director pay raise plan

Rhode Island Republican Chairman Brandon S. Bell has a word for the raises of up to 33 percent that Democratic Governor Raimondo has proposed for 6 members of her cabinet:

"Absurd."

"Taxpayers are in disbelief. Governor Raimondo has warned about Rhode Island's structural budget problems. She has implemented new taxes. She wants to impose new tolls. But, Raimondo now thinks taxpayers can afford 33 percent pay raises for high paid political appointees. Is she serious?" said Bell is an early-morning statement on the pay raises that Raimondo disclosed on Friday.

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