With everyone looking for novel ways to negotiate pension and health care cost fixes, here’s something from stateline.org:

A funny thing happened recently when New Hampshire looked for a new way to pay for the health care of thousands of retired state and local government workers.

Democrats came to agree with Republicans. Labor representatives agreed with employers. Municipalities agreed with the state. And everyone now seems satisfied that they’ve come up with a workable solution to a thorny problem faced by governments around the country.

While no solution is one-size-fits-all when it comes to these issues, sharing novel approaches is something we need to do more of.  And in this case, the approach origninated with New Hampshire fire fighters.