R.I. taxpayers facing increased contribution to state pensions.
…the moves would increase the projected amount that state and local taxpayers are required to pay for these public employee pensions from an overall $308.5 million this year and $358.7 million next year to $621.8 million in the budget year that begins July 1, 2012.
And, as Monique mentioned last night, don’t look for any reform before this year’s budget is submitted.
Meanwhile, as Andrew’s invaluable list of bills showed, the unions are making their move to forestall reform–including pension reform–in the state senate by setting the status quo into law. Donna Perry and the ProJo editors noticed.
*First video courtesy of the old MTV program “The Man Show“. This is a test to see if eye candy along with pension stories can grab attention. Let me know if it worked in the comments.
Hmmmm. no commenters, eh?
Well… I, for one, wholeheartedly endorse your use of “eye candy”.