Statement From Retired Public Employees Association in Response to Governor Cuomo Veto of S.4324

Statement From Retired Public Employees Association in Response to Governor Cuomo Veto of S.4324 Bill would provide notification to retirees notice before changes to healthcare Albany NY – New York’s 200,000 local public retirees are stunned and disappointed by Governor Cuomo’s veto of legislation that is designed to protect retirees from surprise changes to health […]

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RPEA Participates in Constitutional Convention Roundtable

On October 3rd, RPEA was in attendance at the Constitutional Convention Roundtable sponsored by the Albany Times Union. We used this opportunity to once again, voice our opposition to the November 7 ballot question regarding the convening of a Constitutional Convention. Executive Director Ed Farrell spoke personally with the panelists, including: Arthur “Jerry” Kremer (right), […]

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RPEA Attends October Convention of the Statewide Senior Action Council

RPEA was a sponsor at the October Convention of the Statewide Senior Action Council. Executive Director Ed Farrell with Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo, Chair of the Assembly Aging Committee, who was a Keynote Speaker. RPEA used the event as an opportunity to campaign against the convening of a constitutional convention.

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New York Constitutional Convention Vote Raises Concern Over Pensions

RPEA Executive Director Ed Farrell quoted in Wall Street Journal article about the New York State Constitutional Convention Vote Click below to read article: New York Constitutional Convention Vote Raises Concerns Over Pensions

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RPEA In The News

Appeared in the Albany Times Union   To The Editor: Your recent Perspective on the convening of a State constitutional convention “Opportunity for Reform” was a one-sided and uninformative narrative. Mr. Lachman’s opinion that we need a constitutional convention because numerous legislators have been convicted of crimes made me chuckle. Here’s a newsflash for Mr. […]

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Constitutional Convention Polling: Inside the Numbers

  In our last update, we reported that according to the July 2017 Siena College poll, registered voters indicated that their support for holding a Constitutional Convention (ConCon) has dropped from 62 percent in May to 47 percent in July.  While this trend is indeed encouraging, there remains a number of “undecided” voters, or those […]

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Support For Constitutional Convention Drops

A Siena college poll released on Tuesday indicates that while two-thirds of New Yorkers have not heard anything about the November 7th ballot question, support for holding a convention has dropped from 62 percent in May to just 47 percent in July.  This is certainly encouraging. RPEA and other organizations continue to stress that convening […]

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Good News Regarding Social Security and Medicare

Yesterday, the trustees who oversee the Social Security program released projections that call for an increase in the cost of living adjustment (COLA) of 2.2 percent, which equates to about $30 a month for the average recipient. This would be the largest COLA in six years. The trustees also project that the basic Medicare Part […]

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