The Pench: a WRNI News series.

PROVIDENCE, RI – The amount we owe to current state workers is so big it could hit every taxpayer in the wallet, bankrupt the state and ruin any chance of crawling out of this recession.

WRNI took an in-depth look at the Rhode Island State pension crisis. We talked with the two men in charge of the state pension fund, a teacher worried about her future checks, retirees living longer than expected, and a state treasurer searching for a solution.

Listen to WRNI's entire series on Rhode Island's pension crisis: The Pench.