mediation http://ripr.org en Votes Tallied, Both Sides Back in Pension Settlement Mediation http://ripr.org/post/votes-tallied-both-sides-back-pension-settlement-mediation <p>Thousands of public employees and retirees who are plaintiffs in the lawsuit over the state’s pension overhaul have voted to approve changes made in mediation. Of the 23,624 individuals eligible to cast a ballot, roughly 70 percent did not vote against it.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The settlement agreement stated that if one of the six plaintiffs groups rejected the deal by more than half, then the settlement process ends. One group, police, rejected the deal by 61 percent. But spokesman for the plaintiffs’ Ray Sullivan, said this will not halt the process.</p> Mon, 07 Apr 2014 16:36:07 +0000 Catherine Welch 31647 at http://ripr.org Votes Tallied, Both Sides Back in Pension Settlement Mediation Chafee says approving a pension settlement is mostly up to him and the General Assembly http://ripr.org/post/chafee-says-approving-pension-settlement-mostly-him-and-general-assembly <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, 'Times New Roman', 'Bitstream Charter', Times, serif; font-size: 13px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: normal; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: 19px; orphans: 2; text-align: start; text-indent: 0px; text-transform: none; white-space: normal; widows: 2; word-spacing: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px;">As the two sides in Rhode Island's pension&nbsp;lawsuit&nbsp;prepare for<span class="Apple-converted-space">&nbsp;</span><a data-mce-="" href="http://wrnipoliticsblog.wordpress.com Mon, 24 Dec 2012 18:59:20 +0000 Ian Donnis 4699 at http://ripr.org