Landmark pension reform faces legal challenge – The Brown Daily Herald – Serving the community daily since 1891

A lawsuit filed by several Rhode Island unions following state municipal pension reform last November goes before Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter tomorrow. The hearing provides Taft-Carter an opportunity to rule on a state motion to dismiss the case, which, if upheld, would be a major step toward solidifying the pension reform as state law. But if the judge strikes down the state’s motion, as most analysts expect, litigation will continue until the parties have expended all their options, including a possible appeal to the State Supreme Court. The process may continue for several months or until the parties negotiate an acceptable alternative settlement.

“It’s a nine-inning game,” said Scott Mackay, political analyst for Rhode Island Public Radio. “We’re in the second inning.”   read more…

via Landmark pension reform faces legal challenge – The Brown Daily Herald – Serving the community daily since 1891.

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