July 4, 2015
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Rhode Island's legislative branch
suffered a Web site meltdown just as Gov. Don Carcieri prepared to release his budget for the state's
The site for the General Assembly crashed Monday afternoon and
isn't expected to be back online before late Wednesday.
House spokesman Larry Berman tells The Providence Journal the
timing of the tech meltdown "couldn't have been worse" as
legislators prepared to review the Republican governor's budget
The culprit: a hardware failure requiring a replacement part to
be shipped from Colorado.
Assembly members use the Web site to read legislative calendars
and bills. Until the new part is installed, they'll have to use
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