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Firefighters approve pension settlement with city

After months of negotiations and legal challenges between public safety workers and city officials, both active and retired firefighters voted last week in favor of a tentative settlement to two lawsuits filed by firefighters unions. The cases addressed Medicare enrollment and cost-of-living adjustments, ...

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Brown alums battle for political office nationwide

Brown alums will run in two of 11 gubernatorial races up for grabs in 2012 with Jack Markell '82 running for reelection in Delaware, and Maggie Hassan '80 P'15 making a first-time bid for governor of New Hampshire. If both candidates win, four sitting governors in the country - including Louisiana Gov. ...

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Paxson starts steady as U. faces changing tides

When former president Ruth Simmons arrived at Brown in 2001, she was ready to effect major change. "I fear we have gotten caught up in enhancements of all kinds while fundamentals are wanting," she told faculty in the first week of the school year. Eleven years later, in the wake of Simmons' reforms, ...

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Cranston killer tests voting rights laws

Convicted felons in Rhode Island regain their voting rights upon release from prison, as determined by a 2006 referendum amending a clause in the state's constitution that previously required felons to complete parole and probation before regaining the right to vote. But the law has not stopped city ...

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38 Studios prompts commerce overhaul

A Sept. 25 report commissioned by Gov. Lincoln Chafee '75 P'14 P'16 suggests Rhode Island's business climate is in critical condition and recommends a major overhaul to current state organizations relating to commerce and economic development.

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Raimondo hailed for state pension reform

Since Rhode Island successfully passed pension reform last year, the state has drawn significant attention from national news outlets and nonprofit organizations that see Rhode Island as an exemplary model for states with underfunded pension systems

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Despite surplus, budget gap persists

The state budget surplus for the end of fiscal year 2012 exceeded estimates by $21.7 million, according to a report released by State Controller Marc Leonetti Aug. 30. But the surplus will have little impact on dismal out-year budget gaps projected at $103.6 million in 2014, a figure expected to more ...

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