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Broadcasters Ask Judge To Lift Gag Order In Pension Case

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Saying the gag order interferes with news organizations' efforts to inform the public, the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association has called on Superior...

Saying the gag order interferes with news organizations' efforts to inform the public, the Rhode Island Broadcasters Association has called on Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter to lift the order.

The gag order prevents parties to the pension lawsuit from discussing details of a proposed settlement, which is already being voted on by union members and retirees.

"The news departments of the association’s television and radio stations have a right and responsibility to report on issues that impact all Rhode Island taxpayers and the future of our State," the statement reads.

The group asks Taft-Carter to reverse the gag order "so as to give the residents of the State of Rhode Island transparency and knowledge of this high-profile decision affecting each and every Rhode Island taxpayer."

The broadcasters association includes both radio and television stations around the state, including Rhode Island Public Radio.

Broadcasters Ask Judge To Lift Gag Order In Pension Case
Broadcasters Ask Judge To Lift Gag Order In Pension Case