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ProJo: R.I. Senate panel OKs Providence homestead exemption bill


The Providence City Council simultaneously voted in favor of a resolution urging the General Assembly to pass the same bill.


PROVIDENCE — The Senate Committee on Housing and Municipal Government on Thursday night unanimously approved a bill that would enable the city to implement a graduated homestead exemption into its tax structure.

The City Council simultaneously voted in favor of a resolution urging the General Assembly to pass the same bill.

The bill heads to the full Senate for a vote on Tuesday.

During an hours-long hearing before the Senate committee, City Council members and city residents testified on the bill and the homestead exemption proposal, which has sparked controversy since it was publicly announced last week.

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