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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – 3-12-2021

RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – 3-12-2021

IN THIS ISSUE

  • Action Item: Contact your Representatives to Support SB 5096
  • Bill Status Update
  • Weekly Legislative Update Zoom Call

ACTION ITEM: CONTACT YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TO SUPPORT SB 5096

Action Item: Contact your Representatives and ask them to support SB 5096, which would address the upside-down tax code by taxing high-end capital gains.

Email addresses and office phone numbers for your Legislators can be found here: https://apps.leg.wa.gov/Rosters/Members

The toll-free state legislature switchboard is 1-800-562-6000.

This bill passed out of the Senate on a 25-24 vote over the weekend and is scheduled for a hearing in the House Finance Committee on March 15. We are hopeful that House will keep the forward momentum on this bill and hearing from retiree constituents will help those efforts.  We appreciate all those who contacted their Senators about this bill.  You truly made a difference in securing its passage out of the Senate.

The Washington State Budget and Policy Center has released a great fact sheet that outlines the benefits of SB 5096 and debunks claims of the bill’s opponents. https://budgetandpolicy.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/SB5096_Factsheet.pdf


BILL STATUS UPDATE

Several bills that we have been following have passed through their house of origin and are expected to continue to move through the legislative process

The full list of bills that we are tracking and their current status can be found here: https://rpecwa.org/bill-summary-3-12-2021/


WEEKLY LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

Each week we will host a Zoom call to 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

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