Will leaders emerge to avert a looming municipal pension and benefit crisis?

STEPPING UP: From left, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, North Providence Mayor Charles A. Lombardi, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung have all spoken about the state's need to address unfunded municipal pension liabilities and OPEBs.
STEPPING UP: From left, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, North Providence Mayor Charles A. Lombardi, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner and Cranston Mayor Allan W. Fung have all spoken about the state's need to address unfunded municipal pension liabilities and OPEBs.
Editor’s note: This is the fourth and final installment in a series exploring how well Rhode Island cities and towns are funding municipal pension and benefit plans and the public-policy ramifications. Hours after a Rhode Island Superior Court in July ruled in his favor in a long-running case concerning municipal retiree benefits, Cranston Mayor Allan…

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