Leading on Entitlement Reform

While federal lawmakers dawdle, the states are tackling fiscal problems.

Michael Barone National Review Online 12/17/2012

Rhode Island state treasurer Gina Raimondo


Democrats in Washington declare that they will absolutely, positively allow no changes whatever in the nation’s unsustainable entitlement programs — Social Security and Medicare.

But out in the states, politicians […]

Rhode Island Judge Has Stake in Pension Case Outcome

Mary Williams Walsh The New York Times 12/4/2012

Can a judge rule impartially on pension cuts when her mother, her son, her uncle and even she herself all have a stake in preserving the status quo?

In Rhode Island, the site of a sweeping pension overhaul last year, a prominent New York lawyer is seeking […]

Another Domino Falls in Dem War on Blue

Glenn Reynolds Instapundit 5/2/2012

WALTER RUSSELL MEAD: Another Domino Falls in Dem War on Blue.

The battle against the blue model is heating up in deep-blue Rhode Island. Via Meadia has already covered the struggle at the state level, but the fight is increasingly trickling down to the municipal level as well. The New York […]