PROVIDENCE, RI – An advisory panel meant to help solve Rhode Island's pension crisis held its second meeting. But there's little consensus on the best way forward.
Rhode Island faces a seven billion dollar hole to pay its long-term pension obligations to state employees and teachers. Cranston Mayor Allan Fung says retirees will need to accept cuts to wipe out that debt.
PROVIDENCE, RI – It's now up to Central Falls retirees and workers to decide whether they will accept changes to their pensions and benefits. Those changes include a haircut for everyone who retired before turning 60-years-old.
PROVIDENCE, RI – House Speaker Gordon Fox says lawmakers refused to give Central Falls financial help because the city lacked a plan on how it would spend the money.
Central Falls receiver Robert Flanders asked the general assembly for millions of dollars to help fill budget gaps and keep it from falling into bankruptcy. But lawmakers refused to budget in the cash.
Providence, RI – State officials are meeting today to discuss a plan for creating Rhode Island's online marketplace for health insurance.
Legislation to create a planning group for the health insurance exchange failed in the General Assembly this year, so now the state is looking at using an executive order from the governor to accomplish the same thing.
PROVIDENCE, RI – So you thought you knew everything there was to know about the Whitey Bulger case? Well, here's a little known tidbit: his girlfriend, Catherine Greig has a twin sister. She's speaking out.
Greig's twin sister, Margaret McClusker, has offered her South Boston home as collateral for the former fugitive's bail, according to a report in the Boston Herald. After 16 years apart, she's hoping the two will be reunited and enjoy what she called the "oneness" they once enjoyed.