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Articles by Morgan Johnson (49)


After final hearing, pensions still in flux

September 29, 2011 0 comments

State lawmakers learned Wednesday that, despite hours of discussion and deliberation by an 12-member pension advisory group, there is no clear-cut path to solving Rhode Island’s failing pension system.


Hearing examines municipal pensions

September 22, 2011 0 comments

Rhode Island House and Senate finance committees met yesterday for the second of three joint hearings on fixing the state’s escalating pension problems.


Pension hearing draws crowd

September 15, 2011 0 comments

Rhode Island public employees and union leaders packed the State House Wednesday for a joint finance committee hearing on Rhode Island’s chronically underfunded pension system.


Raimondo warns of ‘death spiral’ for state pensions

September 13, 2011 0 comments

Calling the state’s underfunded pension system a “death spiral,” General Treasurer Gina Raimondo told state senators Monday that urgent action is needed to address the growing gap between the state’s assets and its commitments to retiring public sector workers.


Few gay couples opt for newly legal civil unions

September 8, 2011 0 comments

Though a law allowing same-sex couples to enter into civil unions has been on the books since July, few couples have taken advantage of the new option, and the change has spurred little fanfare in the gay community.


Drunk driving a stubborn problem in Rhode Island

April 28, 2011 0 comments

Since February 2010, two high-profile campus accidents involving drunk driving have raised awareness of the issue at Brown.


Fox shifts support from gay marriage to civil unions

April 28, 2011 0 comments

Rhode Island Speaker of the House Gordon Fox, D-Providence, sent a letter to House representatives yesterday announcing his decision to support civil unions after what he deemed to be an unsuccessful attempt to pass gay marriage legislation.


Bill would limit access to abortions in R.I.

April 14, 2011 0 comments

A bill passed in the state Senate last Tuesday would make Rhode Island’s health care exchange one of the most restrictive in terms of abortion access.

In meta-conference, MCM explores MCM


In meta-conference, MCM explores MCM

April 11, 2011 0 comments

Alums, professors and students flocked to “MCM@50: Theory, Practice, Passion” this weekend — though the event did not in fact celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Department of Modern Culture and Media.


ProJo sees print circulation drop, considers online pay wall

April 7, 2011 0 comments

Facing declining advertising revenue and circulation, national newspapers like the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal are erecting pay walls to stay afloat. The Providence Journal could be next.

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