Why Carolyn Branagan is running for state treasurer - St. Albans Messenger

Vermont’s state employee retirement fund is $4.5 billion underwater, and Carolyn Branagan has a plan to fix it. But her plan needs buy-in from the very people who have been ignoring the problem for years: our legislators.

"Getting legislators to address the problem means convincing the people legislators represent — Vermont citizens — that this is a problem that needs addressing. Branagan sees that as something she could do well. “One thing I’m really good at is communicating,” said the retired educator. “I think if the Vermont public understands how close we are to going off the cliff here, I think they will demand legislators fix this."



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  • David Flemming
    published this page in The News 2020-10-06 15:11:41 -0400