This Week’s Poll

Will Providence declare bankruptcy before the fiscal year is over?

Yes 40% | 88 votes
No 46% | 100 votes
I don't know 14% | 30 votes
Posted 2/19/12

While Providence Mayor Angel Taveras was able to announce a tentative agreement with Johnson & Wales University last week for increased payments in lieu of taxes, the city’s financial picture is far from rosy.

In fact, the mayor said there was still about a $20 million deficit for the fiscal year, and at the moment, no tools to fix it. Will Providence go the way of Central Falls and declare bankruptcy?

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