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Wary of tax increases, weary of layoffs and determined to avoid bankruptcy, Providence, R.I., Mayor Angel Taveras had only to gaze up at his city's Ivy League campus to see a way out of the morass.
Mayor Angel Taveras painted a bleak picture Thursday of the city's finances, saying Providence faces "devastation" and could go bankrupt if retiree benefits aren't cut and tax-exempt institutions such as Brown University don't pay more in lieu of taxes.