Wednesday, February 24, 2021

RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – 2-5-2021

RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – 2-5-2021

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Bill Status Update
  • Legislative Day – February 8th
  • Weekly Legislative Update

BILL STATUS UPDATE

In addition to our top priorities of protecting the PEBB Medicare Benefit and ensuring the full funding of the pension systems in the state budget, we are also tracking several bills that have been introduced during the Legislative Session.  Many bills have received public hearings and are scheduled for possible executive action in the coming weeks.

The updated list of bills and their current status can be found here: https://rpecwa.org/bill-summary-2-5-2021/

This past Tuesday, RPEC members joined nearly 2,500 fellow Washingtonians in signing in to support during the public hearing on HB 1406 in the House Finance Committee. The bill would address the state’s upside-down tax code by imposing a 1% tax on billionaires.

For more information about why it is important for public sector retirees to support fixing Washington’s upside-down tax code, please see this article: https://rpecwa.org/rpec-supports-progressive-revenue-to-balance-washingtons-tax-code/


LEGISLATIVE DAY UPDATE

Attendees for our February 8th Legislative Day will receive the schedule of their district’s meetings via email in the coming days as they are finalized. On Monday, the Zoom meeting room will open at 9:30am and the meting will begin at 10:00am. Please login early if possible.


WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – EACH FRIDAY AT 1PM

RPEC Executive Director James Cockburn will provide an update on the status of RPEC’s Legislative Priorities and answer questions from members. The calls will take place at 1pm each Friday through the end of the Legislative Session. The Zoom login information will be the same each week.

To join the weekly update calls:

Via Computer or tablet:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82866346713?pwd=NkVEY2NsL1J6Z0dmQ0xEdjQyTnFwQT09

Or, go to: https://zoom.us/join
Meeting ID: 828 6634 6713
Passcode: 205507

Via Phone:

Dial: (253) 215-8782
Meeting ID: 828 6634 6713
Passcode: 205507

WISH TO RECEIVE TEXT ALERTS ON IMPORTANT ISSUES?
TEXT RPEC TO 237263 TO SIGN-UP

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