Bill would soften anti-privatization law

Source: By Steve Peoples, Providence Journal (RI), Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Less than a year after it became law, the General Assembly may reconsider a controversial “anti-privatization” bill criticized by a handful of Democrats who say it goes too far in blocking the governor’s ability to save money by replacing state workers with private contractors.

……. Gablinske’s bill, which won’t be considered until the Assembly reconvenes in January, substantially weakens current law by removing language that allows unions, individual employees, or even state program recipients such as hospital patients, to appeal privatization decisions to Superior Court.