pension reform http://ripr.org en Pension Settlement Unveiling Delayed http://ripr.org/post/pension-settlement-unveiling-delayed <p>The details of a settlement that could end a legal challenge to a 2011 overhaul of the state pension system were expected to be unveiled Wednesday. But that announcement has been delayed indefinitely.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Yet even when details are made public, what will happen next remains unclear.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 14:23:04 +0000 Ian Donnis 29027 at http://ripr.org Pension Settlement Unveiling Delayed Lawyers On Either Side Of The Pension Debate Meet With Judge To Discuss Mediation http://ripr.org/post/lawyers-either-side-pension-debate-meet-judge-discuss-mediation <p>Attorneys for the state and public employee unions met privately with a judge in Warwick Monday over the state’s pension overhaul.&nbsp; Unions representing state workers are suing the state over changes made to the pension law two years ago. They say the changes are overreaching and unconstitutional.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 15:31:03 +0000 Flo Jonic 26029 at http://ripr.org Lawyers On Either Side Of The Pension Debate Meet With Judge To Discuss Mediation Conservative Group Praises Rhode Island's Pension Overhaul http://ripr.org/post/conservative-group-praises-rhode-islands-pension-overhaul <p>A conservative group is praising Rhode Island for overhauling its state pension plan in 2011. The changes made to the plan remain the subject of a lawsuit in Superior Court.</p><p></p><p>In a new report, the American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC, praises Rhode Island for making significant changes to reduce its long-term pension obligations. The Virginia-based group calls the changes a contrast from states that hold hearings and organize study groups without taking action.</p><p></p> Wed, 14 Aug 2013 12:52:36 +0000 Ian Donnis 20043 at http://ripr.org Conservative Group Praises Rhode Island's Pension Overhaul Good Government Groups Press Raimondo For Investment Transparency http://ripr.org/post/good-government-groups-press-raimondo-investment-transparency <p>Four groups are calling on state Treasurer Gina Raimondo to release more information about hedge fund investments in Rhode Island’s pension plan.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The groups say they’re troubled by how Raimondo’s office, in a recent response to the Providence Journal, heavily redacted some details about the hedge fund investments. The four organizations are Common Cause of Rhode Island, the RI Press Association, and the state chapters of the ACLU and the League of Women Voters.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:23:29 +0000 Ian Donnis 19801 at http://ripr.org Good Government Groups Press Raimondo For Investment Transparency