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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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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – May 12, 2017

State Budget Negotiations Continue – Call-In May 17 The Washington State Legislature is now in special session which is expected to last until a budget has been worked out between the Senate and the House.  Unfortunately, many anticipate that budget negotiators will want to take into account the June 20th revenue forecast, meaning special sessions will go at least until …

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RPEC Weekly ACTION Newsletter – May 5, 2017

ACA Repeal Narrowly Passes House Vote House leaders succeeded yesterday in mustering enough votes to narrowly pass HR 1628 – American Health Care Act of 2017, (the repeal and replacement of the ACA/”ObamaCare”), in the House of Representatives with a 217-213 vote. While they publically celebrated their victory of robbing 24 million Americans of health care, gutting $883 million from …

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