Gov. Lincoln Chafee says he'd like to see Rhode Island compromise with the public employee unions suing to undo the 2011 pension overhaul.
The governor said on a Latino Public Radio program on Saturday that there might be room for a plan that won't cost taxpayers a lot of money but will please the unions.
The Providence Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1dFKxMd) that Chafee said the issues are age of retirement and suspending annual cost-of-living increases, especially for those who are at the bottom of the pension scale.
The judge has imposed a gag order on participants in the court-ordered mediation of the case.
General Treasurer Gina Raimondo, a potential Democratic primary challenger to Chafee next year, rebuked the governor. Through a spokeswoman, she said everyone should abide by the court-ordered gag order.
Information from: The Providence Journal, http://www.providencejournal.com
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