Updated September 26 at 12:30am
Pension Reform
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Following a Friday R.I. Superior Court ruling in favor of Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung’s decision to freeze yearly benefit increases, the plaintiffs, a group of retired Cranston police and firefighters, announced plans to appeal the decision to the R.I. Supreme Court. more
Pending Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s signature, Rhode Island will establish a new advisory council to oversee local pension plans, which together are underfunded by more than $2 billion. more
R.I. Taxpayers is no longer. The association, which said it advocated for “honest, effective and fiscally sound government on behalf of individual and business taxpayers” and published a newsletter called Taxpayer Times five days a week, stopped operations on Thursday. more
(Updated, 4:48 p.m.) Pointing to the currency crisis in Europe and China’s economic slowdown, Rhode Island’s general treasurer says volatility in the financial markets contributed to the 0.28 percent loss on the state’s pension investments last year. more