Ryan strongly believes that we must reform our pension systems to make them healthy once again. For too long, Rhode Island has promised pensions to employees that it cannot afford. Immediate savings are not only necessary to help balance current state and local deficits but in addition they must contribute to making the system sustainable in the long-term. Ryan looks forward to finding fair solutions to correct these critical liabilities of our state and local governments. Reform to this system that generates cost savings can also go directly to Ryan's "Build Rhode Island" plan that seeks to reduce property taxes on homes and vehicles, invest in business, and reform key resources such as education.