GUEST OPINION: One giant step along perilous road for cities and towns

Jun 24 2012

By Michael J. Widmer, The Herald News

The Legislature and governor made enormous strides last year in giving cities and towns the tools to better control insurance costs while still providing generous health care coverage to their employees and retirees. But without serious reforms in retiree health care eligibility and benefits, these costs will threaten local budgets and force municipal leaders to make cuts to core services like education and public safety. In short, there is still considerable work to be done.
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