Providence committee gives preliminary approval to $10M racial reparations budget

THE PROVIDENCE CITY COUNCIL COMMITTEE ON FINANCE gave preliminary approval Thursday to a $10 million spending plan for racial reparations programs. /PBN FILE PHOTO/CHRIS BERGENHEIM
PROVIDENCE – A panel of city lawmakers gave preliminary approval on Thursday to a $10 million spending plan aimed at closing the racial wealth gap. The Providence City Council Committee on Finance’s unanimous vote on the racial reparations program budget came after more than two hours of impassioned testimony from officials, advocates and residents, including…

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