Rhode Island judge denies bid to block pension reform

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Posted: Jun 22, 2012 3:31 PM
Rhode Island judge denies bid to block pension reform

(Reuters) - A Rhode Island superior court judge on Friday denied a bid by labor unions to block public pension reforms from going into effect July 1.

Judge Sarah Taft-Carter issued the order in a closed-door hearing among lawyers just hours after the unions filed suit, court spokesman Craig Berke said.

(Reporting by Hilary Russ)