tags: general assembly http://ripr.org en Bonus Q+A: John Ward talks Woonsocket politics and His Legislative Wish List http://ripr.org/post/bonus-qa-john-ward-talks-woonsocket-politics-and-his-legislative-wish-list <p>Woonsocket City Council President John Ward is our guest on Bonus Q+A as we talk Woonsocket's economy, its upcoming mayoral race, consolidation, the historic tax credit, and other issues.</p><p></p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ian Donnis 11560 at http://ripr.org Chafee says seeking a pension settlement is in taxpayers’ interest http://ripr.org/post/chafee-says-seeking-pension-settlement-taxpayers-interest <p>Governor Lincoln Chafee says the uncertainty and cost of litigating a union challenge to last year’s landmark pension overhaul justify efforts to seek a settlement.</p><p>In a telephone interview from Washington, DC, where he’s attending a National Governors Association meeting, Chafee dismissed concerns that a settlement would dilute the pension overhaul to such an extent that it would hurt Rhode Island’s fiscal condition.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2012 17:00:45 +0000 Ian Donnis 7489 at http://ripr.org