Providence tax proposal won’t fix problems

The 2019 real estate revaluation came as a surprise to the Providence residents whose ZIP codes faced unusual tax increases. That triggered a legislative tangle. According to news reports in June 2019, Providence City Council President Sabina Matos attempted to modify the way we tax property in back-room discussions that excluded some finance committee members.…

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  1. Jordan, thank you very much for weighing in on property tax reform. I am glad to see you talking about longitudinal studies. I agree, the history of the issue is much older than last year’s revaluation and 11th hour attempted, opaque change. After the financial crisis, the East Side shouldered a major shift in the tax burden, and it is seems like that is absent from the memory and missing from the conversation.