The House Labor Committee holds a hearing today on repealing what’s known as the Caruolo Act. The law, now infamous in Rhode Island education circles, allows school committees to sue their city or town for more funding.
There have been several attempts to do away with the Caruolo Act, but so far none have succeeded. Critics say it is nonsensical for an arm of local government to essentially sue itself, and local officials complain the lawsuits rack up expensive legal bills and sour relations between city and school leaders.
State Representative Joe Shekarchi joins the Roundtable this week to talk about NECAP test results, binding arbitration, leveraging the airport, and the political future of state Treasurer Gina Raimondo.
Power is being restored to most of RI customers following this weekend's snow storm. The State Senate votes on nominees for the new Board of Education. These stories and more on the RIPR Morning News Podcast.
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