By RONNIE ELLIS
Republican state Senate leaders said Wednesday they expect to pass a pension reform bill that mirrors the recommendations of a task force that calls for lawmakers to fully fund the system and ask future employees to share some investment risk.
The statements of Senate President Robert Stivers, RManchester, and Majority Leader Damon Thayer, R-Georgetown, who co-chaired the task force and will sponsor the legislation, followed a two-hour “informational meeting” with Senate Democrats behind closed doors.
But a coalition of public employee groups complained they should have been invited to the meeting to share their concerns and suggestions.
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