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By ETHAN HARTLEY Exercising a provision of their rules allowing five members to call a meeting, the City Council will hold a special meeting this Friday at 5 p.m. to ratify the tentative agreement reached between Warwick Firefighters Local 2748 and the more
By JOHN HOWELL With the votes of five council members who agreed to a special meeting to consider a tentative agreement between the administration and Warwick firefighters only to have it fail procedurally more than two weeks ago, the council approved more
On the advice of its new solicitor, the City Council adjourned a special meeting Friday night without taking a vote on the tentative agreement reached between the administration and Warwick … more
Warwick has experienced significant cost increases in supplying health and dental benefits to its active and retired employees since the city started uploading its budgetary information online, which goes back to Fiscal Year 2003... more
By ETHAN HARTLEY Mayor Joseph Solomon announced via press release Monday that the city is projecting an approximately $5.5 million operational surplus for the fiscal year that concluded on June 30, 2019 (FY19), representative of revenue coming in $2.2 more
By ETHAN HARTLEY If the City of Warwick were a family living on a $75,000 household income, it would have an ever-increasing credit card debt of about $240,000 - a gloomy fiscal reality that would prevent the family from addressing the issues presented more
By JOHN HOWELL According to a fiscal note prepared by city Finance Director Brian Silvia, the three-year tentative firefighters contract to be considered by the City Council this coming Monday has a net savings of $395,856 and will result in an OPEB more
Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur said he wanted to open the debate on an issue that has been ignored for too long – the city’s mounting liability for health care and post-employment benefits for … more
If you’ve taken part in any conversations about the City of Warwick’s financial situation, chances are you have heard at least some talk about “benefits.” But what exactly are these benefits? more
By ETHAN HARTLEY An upcoming meeting of the Warwick City Council's finance committee on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 6 p.m. will become the center stage for an ongoing discussion (or debate, depending on who you ask) regarding the financial health of the city. more
By JOHN HOWELL Mayor Joseph Solomon said Wednesday he wouldn't be surprised if by the time a fiscal note is prepared on a tentative three-year firefighters' contract agreement, it shows more savings than the revenue neutral" plan it is being touted as." more
By JOHN HOWELL Ward 5 Councilman Ed Ladouceur has only started in his effort to trim so-called "e;legacy"e; costs and give Warwick a sustainable financial future. Last Monday, the councilman amended his proposed ordinance that would introduce health care more
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