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Rhode Island received a D+ in the 2015 State Integrity Investigation, which, surprisingly, was the fifth-best score in the nation. more
(Updated, 1 p.m.) The R.I. Commerce Corp. on Monday announced it has agreed to a $2.5 million proposed settlement with Curt Schilling and several other defendants in the 38 Studios lawsuit. more
A change in accounting standards that will require governments to start disclosing the amount of unfunded pension and retiree benefits on yearly balance sheets could put new pressure on public officials to step up payments on these plans, according to speakers at a conference organized by Donoghue Barrett & Singal P.C. and the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns. more
Nationwide, a new report says that state public employee pension plans are underfunded by nearly $5.6 trillion. At $18.6 billion, Rhode Island’s unfunded liability is one of the smallest among the 50 states, thanks to its size and fewer employed workers. more
Accountants, actuaries, politicians and union leaders are scheduled to meet on Friday to discuss the looming Rhode Island crisis related to public pensions and other post-employment benefits at a seminar dubbed “The Gathering Storm.” more
The House Minority Caucus wants documents related to the 38 Studios LLC criminal investigation released. more
Former Boston Red Sox pitcher and failed video game entrepreneur Curt Schilling took to the Facebook streets this weekend to announce plans to enter the political arena, including an eventual run for president. more
(Updated 5:18 p.m.) Officials said there will be no criminal charges filed as a result of an investigation into 38 Studios LLC. A press conference was held Friday afternoon at state police headquarters to report findings of the criminal investigation into the failed video game venture by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling that left taxpayers on the hook for a $75 million loan guarantee. more
A R.I. Superior Court judge this week decided to postpone the civil suit regarding 38 Studios LLC, as several pretrial motions are still pending. more
Nearly 500 attendees at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce annual dinner received both a quick pep talk from Gov. Gina M. Raimondo and assurances from Pawtucket Red Sox Chairman Larry Lucchino that the team was re-committing itself to minor league baseball in Pawtucket. more
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