- Shifts all workers from defined-benefit pensions into hybrid plans, which include a modest annuity and a defined-contribution component;
- Increases the retirement age to 67 from 62 for all workers;
- Suspends cost-of-living adjustments for retirees until the pension system, which is only about 50% funded, reaches a more healthy state.
Ms. Raimondo is a Democrat, former venture capitalist, was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford and has a bachelor's in economics from Harvard and law degree from Yale.
"A government that doesn't work is in no one's interest," she says. "Budgets that don't balance, public programs that aren't funded, pension funds that are running out of money, schools that aren't funded—How does that help anyone? I don't really care if you're a Republican or Democrat or you want to fight about the size of government. How about a government that just works? Put your tax dollar in and get a return out the other end."