Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina Raimondo is opposing an attempt by Gov. Lincoln Chafee to reduce a $2.6 million taxpayer obligation to the pension fund.

Chafee’s proposed budget for fiscal 2012-13 includes a provision to nullify a law passed in 2005 that requires 20% of taxpayer savings be appropriated to the pension system in any year when the state continuation decreases.

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