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(Updated 6:15 p.m. and 8:25 a.m.) Gov. Gina M. Raimondo on Thursday said a settlement agreement has been approved by a majority of public-employee groups that had challenged Rhode Island’s overhaul of state pensions, presenting a potential end to litigation that has shadowed the state for six years. more
(Updated 3:45 p.m. and 10:15 a.m.) PROVIDENCE – The pension reform lawsuit will go to trial April 20, the state Supreme Court ordered Thursday, rejecting an appeal from public employee groups which had sought a nine-month delay. more
(Updated, 3:19 p.m.) Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee on Tuesday issued a statement defending the need for Rhode Island to repay the 38 Studios moral obligation bonds and criticizing gubernatorial candidates Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung and Ken Block, who have voiced opposition to repayment. more
Moody’s Investors Service issued a warning on April 17 regarding Rhode Island’s failure to reach a settlement with public employee unions over the state’s pension lawsuit, which will go trial on Sept. 15 following the breakdown in renewed mediation talks earlier this month. more
An assessment of the 38 Studios LLC moral obligation bond debt service conducted by SJ Advisors concluded that failure to repay the bonds would probably result in a downgrade of Rhode Island’s bond rating to “junk bond” status. more
Pension settlement agreement details were released today, after weeks of a court-imposed gag order kept the specifics of the agreement largely secret. more
An auction sale for the remaining assets of 38 Studios LLC, the video game company founded by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, will be held March 25 at the Sheraton Conference Center, 1850 Post Road. more
Rhode Island public-sector retirees approved a proposed settlement that would end their lawsuit against the state’s 2011 pension overall, according to WPRI.com. more
A slew of lawyers representing parties involved with the state’s convoluted pension lawsuit pleaded their cases before Associate Justice Sarah Taft-Carter in Superior Court Thursday morning, which she’s slated to rule on at a future time. more
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