PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Eight months of debate over proposed highway truck tolls in Rhode Island could be coming to an end as the state House of Representatives is scheduled to vote on the legislation.
State representatives will assemble Wednesday afternoon to debate Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo’s plan to charge big-rig trucks traveling Interstate 95 and other highways. The tolls would help pay for a 10-year plan to repair deteriorating bridges.READ MORE: Body Of Missing Five-Year-Old Elijah Lewis Believed To Be Found In Abington
The Senate approved a similar bill last year but it was blocked in the House.READ MORE: Richard Seymour's Full Patriots Hall Of Fame Induction Speech
Democratic House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello is now rallying for on-the-fence lawmakers to support this year’s revised bill. He says it has enough votes.
Democratic Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed says she also expects senators to pass the revised bill when they vote on it Thursday.MORE NEWS: COVID Outbreak Reported In New Hampshire's Largest Jail
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