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2018 Providence State of the City Address

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Cities have always been places that bring people from all and different walks of life to coexist and thrive together. This is what cities do, in spite of all the forces that are working to divide us. And that’s what our city will continue to do because that’s what makes us so strong.

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National Trust for Historic Preservation: Historic Tax Credit Eliminated

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“Our tax credits have made the preservation of our older buildings not only a matter of respect for beauty and history, but of economic good sense.” –President Ronald Reagan in 1984 Press Release from National Trust for Historic Preservation: Today the House Ways and Means Committee released a proposed tax reform bill that eliminates the federal historic tax credit (HTC) …

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Providence State of the City Address

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Image from the Mayor’s Office Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza delivered his State of the City address in the City Council Chambers yesterday evening. Below is the text of the address as released by the Mayor’s Office: Mayor Jorge O. Elorza 2016 State of the City Address Leading the Providence Resurgence Tuesday, February 9, 2016 (Prepared as delivered) Thank you. Good …

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Mayor Elorza’s Inaugural Address

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“My parents came to this country to work in our factories and to strive for a better life. They chose Providence because this city offered the promise of steady work and it was a tolerant community that would embrace and welcome them. They came to work hard, and they made sacrifice upon sacrifice to build a life of even greater opportunity for my sister and me.”