PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Latest on the impasse between the House and Senate over Rhode Island’s $9.2 billion budget (all times local):

4:05 p.m.

A spokesman for House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello says he met briefly in his office with Senate President Dominick Ruggerio n the 25th day of an impasse over the state’s $9.2 billion budget.

Spokesman Larry Berman says the meeting was brief and the two Democratic leaders “expect to meet again in the near future.”

A Senate spokesman declined to comment beyond confirming the meeting.

Earlier on Tuesday, Gov. Gina Raimondo said she wanted the budget to pass this week because schools and local communities are supposed to receive increased aid next week.

Rhode Island has been operating without a budget since July 1, after a disagreement between the House and Senate over the details of a car tax cut that was Mattiello’s top priority.


3:30 p.m.

Senate President Dominick Ruggerio and House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello have met amid an ongoing impasse over the state’s $9.2 billion budget.

A Ruggerio spokesman says they met on Tuesday afternoon, but declined to comment further. A spokesman for Mattiello did not immediately comment.

Earlier on Tuesday, Gov. Gina Raimondo said she wanted the budget to pass this week because schools and local communities are supposed to receive increased aid next week.

Rhode Island has been operating without a budget since July 1, after a disagreement between the House and Senate over the details of a car tax cut that was Mattiello’s top priority.

The 25-day stalemate is causing uncertainty in local governments and school districts as state government operates at last year’s spending levels.


1:45 p.m.

Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo is pushing for a vote this week to end a lengthy impasse between the House and Senate over the state’s $9.2 billion budget.

Raimondo told reporters on Tuesday that her top priority is to pass a budget this week. She says Aug. 1 is the day the state is supposed to send increased aid for schools and local communities, and passing a budget will make that possible.

Rhode Island has been operating without a budget since July 1, after a disagreement between the House and Senate over the details of a car tax cut that was House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello’s top priority.

The 25-day stalemate is causing uncertainty in local governments and school districts as state government operates at last year’s spending levels.


9:30 a.m.

Senate President Dominick Ruggerio says he has met with his leadership team as they decide how to proceed amid a standoff with the House of Representatives over the state’s $9.2 billion budget.

WPRI-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2tz98zl ) the Democratic leader met Monday with top senators. He says in a statement that he looks forward to meeting with House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello this week.

Rhode Island has been operating without a state budget since July 1, after a disagreement over the details of a car tax cut that was Mattiello’s top priority. The 25-day stalemate is causing uncertainty in local governments and school districts as state government operates at last year’s spending levels.

Mattiello’s spokesman said before the meeting that the Democratic speaker tentatively planned to meet with the Senate president on Tuesday.