opinion

Do you agree with Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee that municipal plans needed to be included in the proposed pension overhaul?

Yes, they are in the most danger 62% | 178 votes
No, political opposition could threaten needed state reform 32% | 91 votes
I don't know 6% | 18 votes
Posted 10/22/11

The pension-overhaul plan proposed by Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee and Treasurer Gina Raimondo requires that every community with a liability less than 60 percent funded must come up with a plan by April to restore solvency. Communities that fail to meet the deadline could see cuts in noneducation aid.

Some business leaders have said fixing the state pension system should be the first priority. They worry that the bill lawmakers are scheduled to begin holding public hearings on this week could be derailed by opposition to the provision for municipal plans.

The governor, however, insisted that municipal plans be part of the current pension-reform bill.

Calendar
PBN Hosted
Events

Join PBN and two panels of successful female executives, business owners and entrepreneurs as we delve into what women should do to advance their careers, and become leaders in the corporate world and their own enterprises.
  • Book of Lists Party
    Save the date - January 15, 2015 for PBN's Book of Lists Party at the Providence ...
  • Best Places to Work
    Enrollment is now open for the 7th annual Best Places to Work program. Winners w ...
Advertisement
Purchase Data
Book of Lists
Lists
Book of Lists cover
PBN's annual Book of Lists has been an essential resource for the local business community for almost 30 years. The Book of Lists features a wealth of company rankings from a variety of fields and industries, including banking, health care, real estate, law, hospitality, education, not-for-profits, technology and many more.
Data icons
Data can be purchased as single lists, in either Excel or PDF format; the entire database of the published book, in Excel format; or a printed copy of the Book of Lists.
  • Purchase an e-File of a single list
  •  
  • Purchase an e-File of the entire Book of Lists database
  •  
  • Purchase a printed copy of the Book of Lists
  •  
    National
    Local
    Latest News
    Advertisement