The second part of the legislature’s fall veto session next week could be a lot more productive than the first two days were last month.
That’s the view of Democratic state Senator Andy Manar (muh-NAR’), who says the nature of legislative calendars and rules often means that sessions start off slow, and pick up steam toward the end. Manar says there may even be a vote on a pension reform plan next week, although there still seems to be disagreement on key provisions of such a plan.
The senator also hopes lawmakers will take action to undo the state’s move toward Medicare Advantage plans. Manar contends that unless lawmakers intervene, thousands of state government retirees will face big changes in their insurance coverage, and not for the better.