VTDigger On House’s Secret Pension Proposal

House Majority Leader Rep. Jill Krowinski, D-Burlington, listens to discussion during a caucus of House Democrats at the Statehouse in Montpelier, February 4, 2020. Photo by Glenn Russell/VTDigger

It’s Sunshine Week. What Better Time For An Article About Behind-Closed-Door Policy Making“

Here’s how it appears to our members: A secret committee is meeting to put together a [pension] plan that’s going to drop from the sky,” says [VSEA Executive Director Steve] Howard, whose union represents most state workers. “And it’s going to be put into the Government Operations Committee and pushed right through.”

Note: Sunshine Week is a national initiative spearheaded by the News Leaders Association to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy.