RIPEC President and CEO Comments on Municipal ARPA Spending Plans

Municipalities are grappling with spending federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds as they craft budgets for the upcoming fiscal year. Michael DiBiase spoke with WJAR 10 about municipal spending plans, including proposed water and sewer upgrades. These are “not very sexy projects,” he said, but “typically they have broad impact[s] that are positive for the community” and enable cities and towns to “avoid some borrowing.”  

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