Friday, July 8, 2011

Senate Minority Leader Tarr's Statement on Municipal Health Care Reform

Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr released the following statement today regarding the municipal health care reform proposal that was included in the Fiscal Year 2012 Conference Committee budget:
“There has been speculation Governor Patrick may make changes to the municipal health care reform proposal the Legislature sent to his desk last week. My advice to the Governor is that he should not do anything that will harm municipalities’ ability to save money that can be used for local priorities, including retaining police, firefighters and teachers. Should the Governor attempt to effect any changes, it is important that the Legislature act swiftly and decisively to protect the character and effectiveness of the reforms that the House and Senate have placed on his desk. The fiscal stability of our cities, towns and school districts could well be at stake in the next few days.”