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1/12/2021 Senator Paolino named Secretary of Finance Committee

STATE HOUSE – Senator Thomas J. Paolino, (R-Dist. 17, Lincoln, North Providence, North Smithfield) has been named Secretary of the Senate Finance Committee and to the Health Committee, Education Committee and Lottery Commission.

As Secretary of the Finance Committee, Senator Paolino joins the committee leadership taking on a leading role in reviewing the state budget and authoring amendments. He will be responsible to engage with the broader Senate membership to ensure priorities of all members are included within the final budget.

Paolino, who has served on the finance committee for last several years, said he was pleased to take on this additional role, especially in light of the significant financial challenges the state is facing.
“We still do not know the scope of the financial situation the state is in,” Paolino said.  “But we do know this budget year will be unlike any other, and we will need to work harder than ever to ensure that we use our taxpayers’ money in a responsible way.”

Paolino, who is serving his third term in the Senate, said he is confident that as Secretary of Finance he will be able to contribute necessary input and oversight during one of the most critical times in Rhode Island history.

For more information, contact:
Katie Haughey Cardoza, Senate Minority Office
State House Room 20
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 222-2708