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PROVIDENCE â€“ After more than a year of haggling cloaked in the secrecy of a Superior Court judgeâ€™s gag order, lawyers for Gov. Lincoln Chafee, General Treasurer Gina Raimondo and several state and municipal employee unions appear to have reached a settlement in the unionsâ€™ challenge to the landmark 2011 pension reform law, called the R.I. Retirement Security Act.
But no deal can be consummated until it is, in effect, ratified by the General Assembly, which would have to vote to approve any changes to the law they passed in a special legislative session more than two years ago.
Full story appears on page A1 of Tuesday's Times and Tuesday's Call.