PROVIDENCE, RI – Rhode Island's looming pension insolvency threatens the state's future. WRNI political analyst Scott MacKay says the pension issue begs an even bigger question: Can state government solve the really big problems?
It has been 20 years since Rhode Island's political elite faced a situation as daunting as the current need to rework the public employee state pension systems.
PROVIDENCE, RI – All this week, WRNI will be digging into Rhode Island's pension crisis. WRNI's Megan Hall and Bradley Campbell wondered who's behind all those checks that go out to retired workers every month, so they paid a visit to the men behind the money.
Bradley- So, it's easy to read or hear a story about Rhode Island's pensions and sort of glaze over. It seems like such a complicated problem.