GOVERNOR GINA RAIMONDO SAYS PROVIDENCE SHOULDN’T FILE FOR BANKRUPTCY. SHE SAYS WHAT THE CITY REALLY NEEDS IS FOR THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL TO STEP-UP AND MAKE TOUGH DECISIONS. THE CASH-STRAPPED CITY HAS FACED REPEATED CALLS FOR A ‘STATE TAKEOVER’ OR BANKRUPTCY. A LARGE PART OF THE PROBLEM? THE CITY’S UNFUNDED PENSION LIABILITY — WHICH GREW TO NEARLY 900-MILLION DOLLARS LAST YEAR. [“I think they need to make difficult decisions, we need to see some leadership and compromise and some difficult decisions because if you don’t do that people are going to get hurt.”] (HE) IN RESPONSE TO THE GOVERNOR’S COMMENTS… MAYOR JORGE ELORZA SAID QUOTE, “NO ONE IN PROVIDENCE IS OPERATING WITH A ‘KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD’ MENTALITY.”