PROVIDENCE â€” Gov. Lincoln Chafee on Friday signed into law legislation that allows Pawtucket to borrow $12.6 million in tax anticipation notes (TANS) and pay them back from next yearâ€™s budget.
The House passed its bill on Wednesday and the Senate voted its version Thursday, when each chamber also passed the otherâ€™s bill. All the votes were unanimous.
The measure allows Pawtucket to avoid a payless payday that had been looming for employees on the second week in February.
Last year Pawtucket borrowed $11.5 million in TANS and paid them back this year.
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