Big Hurdle Cleared! VSEA Cheers House’s Vote To Advance Task Force’s Pension Proposal

VSEA members and retirees are cheering today’s loud “yea” voice vote by House members to pass the Task Force’s Pension Proposal. Today’s vote comes after the bill’s third reading and follows yesterday’s 144-0 vote to pass the bill on its second reading. The bill now moves back to the Senate to “concur” and once that happens (which is expected) it will be sent to the Governor for his signature, veto or silence (which would mean passage).

“I was very pleased to see S. 286 get voted out of the House today,” says VSEA President Aimee Towne. “It has been a long year-and-a-half defense of our defined benefit plan, and I applaud the way VSEA members and retirees have engaged in this fight at every level. It’s why we are where we are today.” She continues, “It is heartening to see such strong tri-partisan support for the Task Force proposal. Now, given these pretty clear, one-sided votes, I trust Governor Scott will now end his veto threat and sign this important legislation.”

Towne adds, “I want to extend a tremendous amount of gratitude to those who participated in the Task Force work for all these months.”