Landmark pension overhaul legislation cleared Rhode Island's House and Senate finance committees in amended form Thursday night, and the General Assembly is scheduled to vote on the measure later this week.

A bill proposed by Gov. Lincoln Chafee and General Treasurer Gina Raimondo cleared the Senate panel by a 10-1 vote and the House panel by 13-2. Passage took minutes, ending a week that included 30 hours of testimony by municipal leaders, financial advisors, union representatives, and retirees.

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