From today's Globe: "House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo, setting up a major fight with unions, proposed yesterday to strip local public employees of most of their rights to bargain over health care, as part of a $30.5 billion annual state budget that imposes the largest year-to-year spending cut in two decades." Read the rest of the article here.

And read the statement in support by the Mass Municipal Association here.

This is just the beginning - the governor has to offer his proposal, and the Senate will offer their version as well, but it really looks like action is going to be taken to stop wasting $100 million dollars a year on extravagant health care benefits for municipal employees.

Also the devil will be in the details, and Voters Count is in the process of finding out what those details are. We will be sending out an Action Alert in the next few days so you can tell your legislator to support real reform - if you are not on our list, please sign up!  We need all hands on deck to hold our legislators accountable!


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