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By JOHN HOWELL Nina McPherson had the feeling she would be paying more taxes this year, but when she didn't get a bill by last Friday and with the July 15 deadline for the first quarterly payment fast approaching, she took matters into her own hands. On 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
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 ETHAN HARTLEY With chants echoing in the background from over 100 students who gathered in front of City Hall Wednesday morning to protest $7.75 million in cuts made by the Warwick School Committee the prior evening - which includes the entire $1.3 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 ETHAN HARTLEY As citizens in Warwick continue to mobilize in response to a perceived fiscal storm looming in the city - one rooted primarily in what some claim are irresponsible and unsustainable legacy costs - the Warwick Financial Crisis Committee more
Mayor Joseph Solomon announced on Thursday evening that he had reached a tentative, three-year contract with the Warwick Fire Department, which had been without a contract since its last collective bargaining agreement expired on July 1, 2018. more
By ETHAN HARTLEY It took almost seven months to get here, but the financial audit for the city of Warwick's fiscal year that ended June 30, 2018 is finally out - and among many highlights garnered during a cursory read through its 194 pages, the report more
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