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East Providence Police union hopes Google money spurs contract negotiations

East Providence Police union hopes Google money spurs contract negotiations

EAST PROVIDENCE — The decision Friday, Jan. 11, by federal authorities to release a significant portion of the city’s Google settlement money for use towards filling the gaping hole in the law enforcement pension fund could spur a larger agreement between East Providence and the police union. At least that’s the hope of rep Kevin

East Providence City Council President James Briden addresses the media during a press conference announcing the release of Google allocation funds for pension liability use Friday, Jan. 11.

Feds relent, allow East Providence to put Google cash towards police pension liability

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Spurred by the state’s congressional delegation, the United States Department of Justice Friday, Jan. 11, relented and will allow East Providence and North Providence to use asset forfeiture distribution money obtained through a settlement with Google Inc. towards closing unfunded police pension liabilities in both municipalities. U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Jack

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