Cities and towns challenge continuing-contracts law

THE STATE has been sued by 16 Rhode Island municipalities, challenging a 2019 law that would guarantee wages and benefits for workers on expired contracts. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD
THE STATE has been sued by 16 Rhode Island municipalities challenging a 2019 law that would guarantee wages and benefits for workers on expired contracts. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD
PROVIDENCE – Sixteen municipalities on Tuesday filed a lawsuit challenging a new state law they say creates lifetime contracts. The lawsuit seeks injunctive relief from enforcement of the law, claiming it violates the contract clause and home-rule provision of the Rhode Island Constitution. The bill, signed by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo in May, had been…

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