A multi-day hearing to assess the fairness of the state’s proposed pension settlement is scheduled to start Wednesday in Superior Court. Most of the public employees involved in the case have already approved the settlement.
Superior Court Judge Sarah Taft-Carter last month set a timeline for moving ahead with the pension deal. About 65 people with concerns about the settlement have asked to speak in front of the judge.
The so-called fairness hearing is expected to last three to five days. The hearing will begin with expert testimony about each side of the pension case.
The proposed pension settlement unveiled would preserve about 90 percent of the savings from a 2011 overhaul. If the deal goes ahead, that will save taxpayers billions of dollars in potential pension payments.
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