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Elorza To Deliver First Budget Address As Providence Mayor

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Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is slated to deliver his first budget address Wednesday. The capital city is facing a sizeable deficit. The budget hole...

Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza is slated to deliver his first budget address Wednesday. The capital city is facing a sizeable deficit.

The budget hole could be as large as $23 million. That’s a lot less than the deficit former Mayor Angel Taveras called a fiscal hurricane, but it’s still a significant gap to fill.

Mayor Jorge Elorza has pledged to cultivate broad-based economic growth, while holding the line against tax increases. Complicating the outlook is the fact that Providence needs to negotiate new contracts for teachers and municipal workers.

Elorza won a dramatic victory as a first-time candidate over former mayor Buddy Cianci last November. Yet confronting the budget realities for the fiscal year starting July first may prove more challenging.

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Elorza To Deliver First Budget Address As Providence Mayor
Elorza To Deliver First Budget Address As Providence Mayor