pension mediation http://ripr.org en Pension Settlement Set For Unveiling Wednesday; Deal Shrouded in Secrecy http://ripr.org/post/pension-settlement-set-unveiling-wednesday-deal-shrouded-secrecy <p>State officials and the public-employee unions that sued over a 2011 overhaul of the state pension system have reached a settlement, yet the deal remains shrouded in secrecy in advance of its expected unveiling Wednesday afternoon.</p><p></p><p>Governor Lincoln Chafee and Treasurer Gina Raimondo briefed House Speaker Gordon Fox and Senate President Teresa Paiva Weed on highlights of the agreement during a closed-door Statehouse meeting Monday afternoon. Fox declined to offer any specifics after emerging from the meeting:</p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:19:05 +0000 Ian Donnis 28914 at http://ripr.org Pension Settlement Set For Unveiling Wednesday; Deal Shrouded in Secrecy Exploring RI's Closed-Door State Pension Mediation http://ripr.org/post/exploring-ris-closed-door-state-pension-mediation <p>The two sides in Rhode Island’s ongoing lawsuit over the state’s pension overhaul meet today to update a judge on their efforts to reach a settlement.&nbsp; The case has been in mediation for about a year now, but</p><p></p><p>little is known about how the closed door negotiation has been playing out. The outcome could have a major impact on the state’s bottom line, since architects crafted the pension overhaul to reduce the amount of money Rhode Island has to pay to retired state workers.</p><p>For more insight, we turn to Rhode Island Public Radio’s Political Analyst Scott MacKay.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:29:15 +0000 Scott MacKay & Elisabeth Harrison 28218 at http://ripr.org Exploring RI's Closed-Door State Pension Mediation Political Roundtable: Newberry on Pension Mediation, 38 Studios + The Race for Governor http://ripr.org/post/political-roundtable-newberry-pension-mediation-38-studios-race-governor <p></p><p>House Minority Leader Brian Newberry (R-North Smithfield) joins Political Roundtable this week to discuss the possible fate in the General Assembly of the 2011 pension overhaul; continued fallout from the failure of 38 Studios; and the intensifying race for governor.</p><p></p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 27109 at http://ripr.org Political Roundtable: Newberry on Pension Mediation, 38 Studios + The Race for Governor