With roughly $4 billion at stake, the House speaker indicated only “two small groups” have voted to reject the proposed deal.
The Rhode Island Broadcasters Association said the order is preventing the public from understanding the pension settlement.
The roundup has details on the secret pension deal, Citizens Bank on the upswing, Raimondo’s White House visit, a Projo farewell and more.
AFSCME Council 94 has approved the proposed settlement, but it remains unclear what will happen next in the high-stakes suit.
A leaked letter from the state’s actuaries lays out how much more taxpayers will pay if all sides agree to settle the high-stakes lawsuit.
A union representing engineers at RIDOT and the DEM reportedly voted to reject the proposal on Monday night.
Robert Walsh, a top executive at Rhode Island’s biggest teachers’ union, told his members their prospects are getting worse.
The settlement still needs to be approved by current workers, a judge and lawmakers to avoid a trial over the state’s 2011 overhaul.
This week’s Saturday Morning Post includes pensions, Mayor Elorza’s plans to close Shark Bar & Grille, the PARCC exam and much more.
Analysts also highlighted a lack of detail about proposed tax breaks and an effort to limit voters’ say in municipal borrowing.
Their proposed Rhode Island Infrastructure Bank would finance public and private projects to improve energy efficiency.
With retirees set to vote Monday, officials said the terms of the deal would be similar to the settlement rejected last year.