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As might be expected for an elected official, state Treasurer Gina Raimondo isn’t making any bold predictions about the outcome of a court case challenging last year’s pension overhaul.

Here’s a link to the audio for my Q+A with Robert Walsh, executive director of the National Education Association Rhode Island, on the lawsuit by a series of unions against the state’s 2011 pension overhaul.

State Treasurer Gina Raimondo has offered the following statement in response to lawsuits filed today challenging the state’s pension overhaul:

A series of union lawsuits filed today in Superior Court — aimed at stopping the sweeping state pension overhaul enacted last year — shouldn’t come as a surprise, says Robert Walsh, executive director of the National Education Association Rhode Island. He says opponents made their stance clear before the overhaul was passed by the legislature and signed into law by Governor Lincoln Chafee.

Providence Mayor Angel Taveras has struck a tentative agremeent with unions representing city workers and retirees that could move the B-word — bankruptcy — out of the lexicon in the capital city.

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