Karen Grande, a municipal finance lawyer in Edwards Wildman
's Providence office, discussed the broader ramifications of the recent Florida Supreme Court ruling that public employees’ pension contracts can be adjusted in Governing. In the article, "What the Florida Pension Ruling Means for Other States
," the unions are well funded enough to litigate the issue for as long as they can, but whether they’ll end up on the winning side is another question, according to Grande. She commented, "I think what they’re saying mostly is, it’s not fair. And I don’t think anyone’s saying it [isn’t]. The money is just not there."