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R.I. law will ease burden on caregivers

Maureen Maigret knows all about what it’s like to be a caregiver. She’s not only been a nurse and a leading advocate for Rhode Island seniors, she has also taken care of her 93-year-old mother. That’s why Maigret testified at the State House in support of a bill for family caregivers and why she is […]

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R.I. House budget adjusts Medicaid proposals, softens cuts

By Richard Salit
 Journal Staff Write Nursing homes won some small relief on payment cuts, but hospitals were less fortunate as Governor Raimondo’s Reinventing Medicaid Act of 2015 emerged from the House Finance Committee last week. READ MORE

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Judge Taft-Carter approves the pension settlement; calls it fair

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — A Superior Court judge on Tuesday rejected the appeals of scores of state workers and retirees and approved a proposed class-action settlement in the pension overhaul case. READ MORE

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Rhode Island argues in court for sweeping pension reform approval

May 20 A public pension overhaul in Rhode Island was “right for the state,” a state lawyer argued in court on Wednesday in an effort to win approval for a settlement that would end litigation over sweeping 2011 reforms that garnered national attention and inflamed local emotions. READ MORE

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Unit to investigate Social Security claims

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Rhode Island’s attorney general and the Social Security Administration have established a new unit to investigate and prevent fraudulent Social Security disability claims. Attorney General Peter Kilmartin and the Social Security Administration, Office of Inspector General, announced that two full-time investigators will staff the Cooperative Disability Investigations (CDI) Unit. They will investigate […]

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