For the first time since the COVID outbreak, VSEA’s Legislative Committee will again be hosting a series of legislative dinners at VSEA’s headquarters in Montpelier, in addition to continuing to offer members and retirees the option to participate online. The dinners are a great way for members and retirees to meet with key decision-makers outside the State House.
Here is the 2023 schedule with dinner topics. All start at 5:45 p.m.
January 18 – Staffing Shortages and Policy Challenges
VSEA Executive Director Steve Howard appeared on Tuesday’s edition of Vermont Viewpoint (WDEV’s main morning show) to talk about the membership’s steadfast opposition to any attempt to place retired state employees in a Medicare Advantage plan. Howard also addresses a host of other issues, including the pension fight, corrections issues, and understaffing statewide.
When the gavel bangs tomorrow, launching the beginning of the 2023 legislative session, VSEA’s legislative team of (pictured left to right) Tom Abdelnour, Vince Illuzzi, Steve Howard, and Adam Norton are ready to return to the State House to ensure the voices of Vermont state employees and retirees are heard in the building’s hallways, meeting rooms, cafeteria, and chambers. Throughout the session, VSEA members and retirees are always encouraged to come to the State House to help VSEA’s team provide lawmakers with the face-to-face employee and retiree contact and testimony they consistently say they desire.
2023 VSEA Legislative Priorities:
Protecting and Enhancing Retirement Security
Securing a Budget that Maintains Vital Public Services
Preventing the Privatization of State Services
Enhancing Employee Safety and Security, and Improving Working Conditions