PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) _ Rhode Island entered a new fiscal year without a state budget as lawmakers seek to end their 2013 session this week.
As of Tuesday morning Gov. Lincoln Chafee had not signed an $8.2 billion budget that lawmakers passed last week.
One hang-up is a provision temporarily blocking the Bridge and Turnpike Authority's power to set tolls on the Sakonnet and Newport bridges. Transportation officials say that could undermine bridge maintenance and financing. A Chafee spokeswoman says he is concerned about how the state will pay to maintain its bridges.
A spokesman for House Speaker Gordon Fox says proposals to either rescind or modify the toll provision are ``under discussion.''
Chafee has until Wednesday to act on the budget.
Lawmakers are also finalizing legislation to restructure the state's economic development agency.
The General Assembly plans to adjourn for the year late Tuesday or early Wednesday morning after voting on a flurry of bills.
Big votes are expected on proposals to restructure the state's Economic Development Corp., which has faced criticism following the failure of its investment in former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling's video game company, 38 Studios.
Lawmakers began their session in January.