Today, the Manhattan Institute is honoring Gina Raimondo, Rhode Island General Treasurer, with its annual Urban Innovator Award. Why? As Josh Barro writes in today's Washington Examiner, "Raimondo led Rhode Island to enact the boldest pension reform of any state in recent years." Many states have avoided structural reform and put off the pension mess for another few years. Not Rhode Island. The smallest state had one of the largest pension funding gaps in the country and Raimondo recognized that unless pension costs were put under control public services would eventually suffer too. Why was Raimondo able to win the backing of the state's top officials and legislative leadership? Tune in at noon and watch the LIVE web stream on PublicSectorInc.org to watch Gina Raimondo tell her tale.
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