Updated April 30 at 11:25am
Pension Reform
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(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
Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter has entered a final judgment on the public employee pension settlement. more
R.I. General Treasurer Seth Magaziner wants more stringent regulatory oversight of private equity investment expenses, saying the opacity of current standards puts Rhode Island in an unfavorable negotiating position. more
A Superior Court judge on Tuesday approved the state’s controversial pension reform settlement, passing it on to the General Assembly, which has final say. more
(Updated 2:27 p.m.) Retired Supreme Court Chief Justice Frank J. Williams has been appointed mediator in the 38 Studios litigation. 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