RI lawmakers work to wrap up session

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Lawmakers in Rhode Island are working to finish their annual session.

Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate hope to adjourn Tuesday night after final votes on dozens of bills.

The fates of several bills remain uncertain.

One known as the homeless bill of rights would seek to prevent discrimination against homeless people. Another would put restrictions on the interest charged by payday lenders.

The end of the session comes after lawmakers approved an $8.1 billion state budget that imposes new taxes on pet grooming, taxi fares and clothing items costing $250 or more.

The General Assembly began its session in January.

 

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