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Curmudgeon's Corner: RI's public employee pension follies continue

September 27, 2011

By RICHARD AUGUST
Special to the Standard

Last week General Treasurer Raimondo’s Pension Advisory Board met for the last time. As advertised, the 12-person board made no recommendations for fixing the existing pension mess.
The Friday before that, a coalition of eight public employee unions launched a ten-minute You Tube video and sent out a mailer to 30,000 Rhode Island households described as the opening of their fight to preserve the status quo.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

Town council takes no action on Miller's job performance

September 27, 2011

The Narragansett Town Council met on Tuesday evening to discuss Town Manager Grady Miller's job performance over the last few months. No action was taken, although members of the public attended the Charter Review meeting held at the Town Hall prior to the executive session to show their support for Miller.

Council President Glenna Hagopian assured the public that the executive session was held only to discuss Miller's job performance without any intention of taking action to terminate him, an outcome which many among the public feared.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI health bill signed into law

September 27, 2011

NARRAGANSETT—Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee signed an Executive Order on Monday establishing the Rhode Island Health Benefits Exchange, a program through which uninsured individuals and small businesses can shop for the best deal among a multiple number of health insurers.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers

RI students face tuition hike at URI

September 27, 2011

KINGSTON – With nearly flat level funding from the state to public colleges, the University of Rhode Island has no choice but to raise tuition for Rhode Islanders by 9.5 percent for the fall of 2012.

“We’ve run out of degrees of freedom in our budget,” Donald DeHayes, ProVost and Vice President of Academic Affairs said.

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Southern Rhode Island Newspapers
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