Maine Governor Halts 2 Union Power Grabs
Kudos to Maine Governor Janet Mills for holding teacher union power at bay by vetoing two heavy power grabs. Adam Crepeau has the story on themainewire.com.
In her veto message for LD 1177, Governor Mills picked apart the bill, which would have required binding arbitration for the salaries, pensions and insurance of public-sector employees. Governor Mills made the case for protecting the taxpayer from unelected private arbitrators, mentioning that giving them the power to bargain would be “contrary to the principle of representative democracy” and would “forfeit a fundamental function and responsibility of our school boards, city councils, town select boards, boards of trustees and governmental branch leaders.”