Gina Raimondo

8:52 am
Wed May 20, 2015

Hearing On Fairness Of State Pension Settlement Set To Begin Wednesday

RI Superior Court
Credit Wikimedia Commons

A multi-day hearing to assess the fairness of the state’s proposed pension settlement is scheduled to start Wednesday in Superior Court. Most of the public employees involved in the case have already approved the settlement.

Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter last month set a timeline for moving ahead with the pension deal. About 65 people with concerns about the settlement have asked to speak in front of the judge.

The so-called fairness hearing is expected to last three to five days. The hearing will begin with expert testimony about each side of the pension case.

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On Politics
4:15 pm
Tue May 19, 2015

RI Statehouse May Get Air Conditioning

Rhode Island Statehouse

The sweat box that is the Rhode Island Statehouse in the summer months may become a thing of the past.

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Health Care
12:52 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Lawmakers Hear More Testimony On Medicaid, Health And Human Services Budgets

On Tuesday, two Rhode Island House committees will take another close look at Governor Gina Raimondo’s proposed budgets for Medicaid and the state’s health and human services agency. The Senate heard similar proposals last week.

The hearings offer another opportunity for public testimony and committee members’ questions before the budgets hit the full House and Senate for consideration.

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On Politics
5:02 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

TGIF: 18 Things to Know About Rhode Island Politics & Media

State revenue is up, the Sox are down, and Friday is here. So thanks for stopping by for my weekly column. Your tips and thoughts are welcome at idonnis (at) ripr (dot) org, and you can follow me all week-long on the twitters. Here we go.

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On Politics
1:33 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

Holy Cross Sports Economist Says Triple A Ballpark Subsidies Not Justified by Benefits

Matheson speaking at the Blackstone Valley Visitors Center.
Credit Ian Donnis / RIPR

College of the Holy Cross professor Victor Matheson, a sports economist, says the economic benefits of the PawSox’ proposed Providence ballpark do not justify a large commitment of public dollars. Matheson spoke Wednesday morning during an event sponsored by the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council.

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