Sarah Taft Carter http://ripr.org en 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 Update Expected In Mediation Of State Pension Overhaul http://ripr.org/post/update-expected-mediation-state-pension-overhaul <p>A Superior Court judge is slated to get an update Monday on the status of mediation on the overhaul of the state pension system in 2011.</p><p>Judge Sarah Taft-Carter ordered the mediation in December 2012. That came after a series of public-employee unions challenged the pension overhaul in court. The unions claim that changes including cuts to benefits for retirees are unconstitutional.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 11:37:39 +0000 Ian Donnis 23873 at http://ripr.org