Members of the Rhode Island House are meeting behind closed doors to discuss a new state budget proposal.
All 65 Democratic members of the House were invited to the meeting Tuesday afternoon.
Lawmakers must approve a new state budget before the next fiscal year begins July 1.
Lawmakers balked at the breadth of Chafee’s tax expansion, and have been working on a revised proposal. Fox says tax increases and spending cuts are both possible as lawmakers look to eliminate an estimated $331 million budget deficit.