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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – July 14, 2017

RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – July 14, 2017   The Good News First – Social Security Beneficiaries May Get Biggest Raise in 6 Years  From USAToday.com – Social Security beneficiaries are projected to receive a 2.2% cost-of-living increase next year, the most since 2011, the trustees who oversee the program said Thursday. That would be about $30 a month for …

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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – June 26, 2017

Shutdown Impact on You– June 26, 2017   Information for DRS Customers Regarding Possible Suspension of Certain Services on July 1 From the Department of Retirement Systems – The Washington State Legislature has not yet approved state operating or capital budgets for the 2017–19 Biennium, which begins July 1. If the Legislature does not enact budgets by June 30, state …

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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – June 16, 2017

State Shutdown Looms as Legislature Continues Budget Negotiations From Crosscut.com – The Washington Legislature is on track again to flirt with partly shutting down the state government on July 1 because no biennial budget will be passed by June 30, which is the end of the fiscal year. In both 2013 and 2015, the Legislature came within three days of …

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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – May 26, 2017

The Washington State Legislature is now in a second special session and there has not been much movement on a final budget deal. It is important however, that we keep the pressure on Legislators to prioritize retirees in their negotiations. Please continue to call (1-800-562-6000) and email your state lawmakers, asking them to contact their leadership and encourage that the …

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