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From GoLocalProv by Paul J. Spetrini, GoLocalProv News Editor:
When Rhode Island Governor Lincoln Chafee proposed increasing state aid to cities and towns by $10 million dollars for the 2014 fiscal year during his annual State of the State address last month, the news was met with great enthusiasm by elected officials in municipalities across RI who have been struggling in recent years to keep up with rising pension costs, underfunded school districts, higher property taxes and decreasing revenue.
But could that money be put to better use if it went to preventing a problem that could negatively impact the entire state … before it happens?
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