First Responders Rally At Capitol To Preserve Health Coverage
Hundreds of police officers and firefighters converged Wednesday on the state Capitol. They rallied to protect retirement benefits.
A governor’s task force made recommendations on addressing underfunded benefits. But GOP leaders say those don’t go far enough.
Justin Fox is a firefighter in Midland. He says any plans that change retiree health care benefits are unfair.
“I think it’s an overreach, it’s an overstep. They need to give this a chance to work first.”
There is no legislation introduced at this point, but a state House committee has opened hearings on the issue.
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