RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – 4-26-2019
In This Edition
- ACTION ALERT – Contact Your Legislators about the Budget
- WA State Legislative Bill Summary
ACTION ALERT – Contact Your Legislators about the Budget
Budget leaders have announced a tentative deal for a final state budget. It is expected that the proposal will be released late Saturday, April 27th and then voted on Sunday, April 28th prior to the Legislature adjourning.
Retirees must keep the pressure on to ensure a one-time 3% COLA for Plan 1 members and an increase to the PEBB Medicare Benefit make it into the final state budget.
We will communicate with chapter leaders once the final budget proposal is released and may ask for member action over this coming weekend.
Please contact your Representatives and ask them to pass HB 1390 and include it and a PEBB Medicare Benefit increase of $200 or more per month in the final state budget.
Please contact your Senator and ask them to include the COLA and a PEBB Medicare Benefit increase of $200 or more per month in the final state budget.
The Legislative Hotline number is 1-800-562-6000.
WA State Legislative Bill Summary
Below are the bills we are tracking as they move through the legislative process. Full Text and updates on these bills can be found by searching for the bill number at: https://app.leg.wa.gov/billinfo/
Here is a link to the list of w of focus to RPEC: http://www.rpecwa.org/bill-summary-4-26-2019/