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Social Security Privatization Advocate Should Not Remain on Board of Trustees

In partnership with the Alliance for Retired Americans, we forward the following: We hoped it wouldn’t come to this! President Obama has re-nominated Charles P. Blahous III to be on the Board of Trustees for Social Security and Medicare. Blahous has dedicated his entire professional career to gutting our earned Social Security benefits – including being the executive director of …

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RPEC Applauds Reauthorization of Older Americans Act

Yesterday, President Obama signed the reauthorization of the Older Americans Act (OAA). The reauthorization of the OAA was one of the top federal priorities for Retired Public Employees Council of Washington because of the critical services it provides to seniors.  It funds services that keep older adults healthy and independent, like meals, senior centers, caregiver support, transportation, benefits enrollment, and …

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RPEC Legislative Alert- 3-29-2016

Final compromise supplemental budget (ESHB 2376) is done and voting begins today. An agreement between House and Senate budget negotiators was announced Monday afternoon and the House convened this morning to pass it on a vote of 78 to 17. Because this is a supplemental budget, it does not have the huge impact of the main biennial budget adopted last …

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2016 Bill Status Report – 3/4/2016

Retired Public Employees Council Bill Status Report Bill Details Status Sponsor   Position   HB2138 SB6017 PERS and TRS plan 1 COLAs DEAD Reykdal   Support Provides the same annual cost-of-living adjustment for plan 1 retirees of the teachers’ retirement system and the public employees’ retirement system as is provided for plan 2 and plan 3 members of those systems. …

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