Jul 10, 2017

Conference Committee Budget Released

The FY 18 Budget Conference Committee released their report on Friday, 7/7/17.  The report can be found at the following link: https://malegislature.gov/Budget/ConferenceCommittee
NAGE is pleased to report that the Conference Committee continued to hold the line on GIC premium percentages.  Additionally, the report does not include any changes to the sick time statute, which had been proposed by the Governor at the beginning of the budget process.
Although NAGE was successful in winning amendments that increased labor seats on the Group Insurance Commission and expanding the line of duty death benefit to include all public employees, these changes were not included in the final conference report.  NAGE remains committed to continuing to advocate for these changes through the legislative process.  Please stay tuned for further updates on NAGE’s legislative agenda as the session moves forward.
The Governor now has 10 days to review the budget before signing it and/or making vetoes.  We will continue to monitor the situation and report back once the administration completes its review. 

The American Labor Movement has consistently demonstrated its devotion to the public interest. It is, and has been, good for all America. - John F. Kennedy
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