Saturday, September 23, 2023

Legislative News

SCPP Testimony Training & SCPP Meeting – October 11 & 18

SCPP is considering a permanent COLA for Plan 1 Retirees! Thanks to your swift action, the SCPP received 185 letters of support for a permanent cost of living adjustment (COLA) for Plan 1 retirees. Many of those letters came from RPEC members. Dozens of RPEC members also signed in to register their support of a permanent COLA, and 10 of …

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2022 End of Session Report

End of Session Report 2022 By RPEC Lobbyist Emily Murphy March 17, 2022 Context The 2022 60-day Legislative Session concluded on time on March 10th. For the second year of the pandemic, the legislature conducted its business mostly remotely. With Democratic majorities in both chambers, the legislature passed the 2022 supplemental operating budget totally $64.1 billion in state general funds …

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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – 3-11-2022

RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – 3-11-2022 In This Edition SB 5676 – Plan 1 COLA Bill Signed by Governor Legislative Bill Summary SB 5676 – Plan 1 COLA Bill Signed by Governor On Friday, March 11th, Governor Jay Inlsee signed into law,  SB 5676, a 3% cost of living increase (with a $110/month cap) to PERS/TRS Plan 1 retirees. Plan …

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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – 3-4-2022

RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – 3-4-2022 In This Edition SB 5676 – Plan 1 COLA Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature Governor Inslee to Lift Mask Mandate March 12 Legislative Bill Summary SB 5676 – Plan 1 COLA Bill Awaits Governor’s Signature  On Wednesday, March 2nd, the House passed SB 5676, a 3% cost of living increase (with a $110/month cap) to …

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