Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Legislative News

RPEC End of Session Report 2020

End of Session Report 2020 By RPEC Lobbyist Emily Murphy April 15, 2020 This report can also be downloaded here. With the outbreak of the COVID-19 global pandemic escalating in the closing days of the 2020 legislative session, it was a wild ride for RPEC’s priorities, which hung in the balance to the very end in this dramatic and truly …

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PLAN 1 COLA Bill Signed! This afternoon, Governor Jay Inslee signed HB 1390 into law. Plan 1 Retirees will see a 3% increase to their pension payment (capped at a maximum of $62.50) beginning with their payment at the end of July. We are tremendously grateful that the Governor chose to stand with and protect Plan 1 retirees during this …

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PLAN 1 COLA Update

PLAN 1 COLA Update Since the end of the Legislative Session, RPEC leaders been working with other retiree groups to send a clear and consistent message to the Governor’s Office about the importance of the Plan 1 COLA in the as part of economic relief for retirees. Earlier this week, the RPEC Executive Board sent a letter to the Governor …

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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – 3-17-2020

RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – 3-17-2020 In This Edition Plan 1 COLA Bill awaits Signature Governor expected to sign other retiree bills WA State Legislative Bill Summary Plan 1 COLA Bill Awaits Signature On Thursday, March 12th, the Legislature adjourned after passing a final supplemental budget. The budget included funding for HB 1390, the 3% increase (with a $62.50/month cap) …

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