Providence, R.I., Mayor Angel Taveras wasn’t taking any victory laps, despite the upbeat tone of last week’s announcement of a tentative landmark deal with major unions in Rhode Island’s capital city to reduce pension and health care benefits.

He still has his work cut out for him, and not just because the deal still needs final approval. “We have to do everything to convince a lot of people that Providence is an investment worth making,” Taveras said in an interview.

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