State Tells Agency & Department Heads To Level Fund FY2017 Budget

VSEA Executive Director Warns Shumlin Administration That Many State Agencies & Departments Already At Breaking Point. Also Reminds That Worker Safety Must Be Addressed.

“There is a massive need for investment in building security, in additional staffing to make sure that patients and children and veterans are safe, and the state employees that take care of them are safe,” VSEA ExD Steve Howard said.

He added that Shumlin who is not seeking re-election in 2016, sends the message [with his level-fund mandate], “We’re going to protect the wealthiest people in the state from paying one cent more.” The governor needs “a little dose of reality."

and really has for quite a while now…

Read Times Argus story here.