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Report rips Raimondo’s job performance

October 17, 2013

NORTH PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island’s much-vaunted pension reform law amounts to a “Wall Street wealth transfer scheme” that General Treasurer Gina Raimondo knowingly participated in, according to the author of a report commissioned by the state’s largest public employee union and written by an acknowledged foe of hedge funds who has feuded with Raimondo for much of this year.

Budget panel: FY 13 surplus totals $2.36M

October 17, 2013

WOONSOCKET – As promised, the Budget Commission released a much sought-after report yesterday preliminarily indicating that the city finished fiscal year 2013 on June 30 with a combined $2.36 million operating surplus for the city and its Education Department.

It may sound rosier than it is, since the city projected finishing the fiscal year with a cumulative multi-year deficit of $6.4 million. Thanks to the better-than-expected performance in the one-year operating position, that cumulative deficit is about a third smaller, but it still stands at an imposing $4.046 million.

AG sues city for access to records

October 17, 2013

WOONSOCKET — State Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has filed a lawsuit against the city for violating the Access to Open Records Act over a lawyer’s 2012 request for paperwork associated with the proposed water treatment plant.

The lawsuit accuses the city of two violations stemming from lawyer Michael Kelly’s December 2012 request for documents. One alleges that the city failed to answer the request within the minimum time frame allowed by law, the other that the city didn’t provide one specific document – the sales agreement for land on which the plant is to be built – at all.

AG sues Woonsocket over APRA violations

October 17, 2013

WOONSOCKET – Attorney General Peter Kilmartin has filed a lawsuit against the city for violating the Access to Public Records Act over a lawyer’s 2012 request for paperwork associated with the proposed water treatment plant.
The lawsuit accuses the city of two violations stemming from lawyer Michael Kelly’s December 2012 request for documents. One alleges that the city failed to answer the request within the minimum time frame allowed by law, the other that the city didn’t provide one specific document – the sales agreement for land on which the plant is to be built – at all.

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