Bloomberg View: Rhode Island’s trillion-dollar pension lesson for the U.S.

GENERAL TREASURER Gina M. Raimondo won the Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday. She will face Republican Allan Fung in the November general election. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NATALJA KENT
GENERAL TREASURER Gina M. Raimondo won the Democratic primary for governor on Tuesday. She will face Republican Allan Fung in the November general election. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NATALJA KENT
PROVIDENCE - With the possible exceptions of Roger Williams and coffee milk, the contributions of the smallest state to the rest of the U.S. often go unheralded. Maybe Gina M. Raimondo, who won Rhode Island’s Democratic gubernatorial primary Tuesday, can change that. As state general treasurer, Raimondo pushed through the boldest pension reform in the…

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