Was the R.I. Supreme Court right to side with Cranston in its dispute with retirees over pension adjustments?

THE R.I. SUPREME COURT affirmed a decision that upheld Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung's pension reforms for public safety workers. The city had settled with most members of the pension plan, but a group of pension members opted out and continued litigation against the city. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
THE R.I. SUPREME COURT affirmed a decision that upheld Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung's pension reforms for public safety workers. The city had settled with most members of the pension plan, but a group of pension members opted out and continued litigation against the city. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Nearly three years after R.I. Superior Court ruled in favor of Cranston in its bid to sharply curtailed cost-of-living adjustments for police and firefighter retirees, the R.I. Supreme Court has upheld the lower court’s decision, letting the decade-long COLA freeze go forward. Did the justices make the correct decision?

Was the R.I. Supreme Court right to side with Cranston in its dispute with retirees over pension adjustments?

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