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FY 2016 Interactive Budget


Bold Action to Create Opportunities so Hardworking People Can Make it in Rhode Island

Governor Gina M. Raimondo's Fiscal Year 2016 budget is a forward-looking, balanced budget proposal rooted in the belief that every hardworking person deserves the chance to make it in Rhode Island. Her budget offers significant investments in growth and no broad-based tax increases despite closing an inherited $190 million deficit.

"If we rebuild this economy and create middle class jobs for Rhode Island families, everything is possible. And if we don't, nothing else will matter. The brutal reality is that our economic engine has run out of gas, and we have been in decline. Now is the time to spark our comeback."

For the first time, you can view the details of the budget proposal via an online tool at Openbudget.ri.gov. The budget tool offers clear charts and resources for understanding how the budget is structured. You can view the budget from different levels to explore how much of the budget will be directed towards a specific government function, agency or program. Check it out HERE.


Governor Gina M. Raimondo


Changes in Budgeting Practices and Presentation

The budget presentation for the FY 2016 budget submission is presented by Functional Unit. The Budget is broken down into 4 volumes:
  • Volume I - General Government, Quasi-Public Agencies and Component Units
  • Volume II - Human Services
  • Volume III - Education
  • Volume IV - Public Safety, Natural Resources and Transportation

FY 2016 Governor's Budget

Executive Summary (Last Updated: 03/12/2015)

Technical Appendix (Last Updated: 03/12/2015)

Budget Volume II - Human Services (Last Updated: 03/12/2015)

Budget Volume III - Education (Last Updated: 03/12/2015)

Capital Budget (Last Updated: 03/25/2015)

FY 2016 Budget Briefing (Last Updated: 03/12/2015)

FY 2016 Appropriations Act

Appropriations Act (Last Updated: 03/12/2015)


1 Amendment New Article (Last Updated: 03/24/2015)
3 Amendment Article 27 (Last Updated: 03/25/2015)
5 Amendment Article 18 (Last Updated: 03/31/2015)
6 Amendment Article 6 (Last Updated: 04/06/2015)
7 Amendment Article 11 (Last Updated: 04/04/2015)
8 Amendment Article 7 (Last Updated: 04/13/2015)
9 Amendment Article 9 (Last Updated: 04/15/2015)
10 Amendment Article 29 (Last Updated: 04/15/2015)
11 Amendment Article 22 (Last Updated: 04/16/2015)
12 Amendment Article 1 and 10 (Last Updated: 04/23/2015)
13 Amendment Article 24 (Last Updated: 04/23/2015)
14 Amendment New Article - Leases (Last Updated: 05/05/2015)
16 Amendment Article 15 (Last Updated: 05/11/2015)
17 Amendment - Article 7 (Last Updated: 05/11/2015)