In case you missed it, today Governor Patrick signed Municipal Health into law, instituting meaningful change in the collective bargaining paradigm relative to healthcare at the municipal level.
While Governor Patrick takes his victory lap, we think it only fair that he thank Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker for blazing the trail that has allowed so much to be achieved at home. It was after all Governor Walker who took the proverbial “bull by the horns,” and created the room to get so much done while still being reasonable.
Additionally, kudos to Speaker DeLeo and the other members of the Legislature, both Republican and Democrat, for standing firm during a difficult vote on municipal health back in April. The reform of the health care system at the local level will not only save up to $100 million for cities and towns, but will preserve services and jobs at the local level.