The state-appointed budget commission overseeing East Providence, R.I., will begin to transition control of the city back to its elected officials and administration, Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee and Department of Revenue Director Rosemary Booth Gallogly announced late Thursday.

The commission will provisionally delegate its authority to the city manager, city council and school officials until the state makes a final determination that the commission is no longer necessary, Chafee and Gallogly said in a joint statement.

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