Rhode Island

On the Rhode to Greece

Vice president’s visit to Ocean State raises questions over unfunded liabilities, public sector unions

Vice President Joe Biden visits Providence, R.I., today to raise money for Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D., R.I.). The visit—to a city on the verge of bankruptcy, in one of the most financially distressed states in the country—highlights the difficulties governments face when unfunded liabilities become unsustainable.