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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RPEA at the State Fair

At the suggestion of the Central New York Chapter Chair Dawn Bennett, RPEA will have a booth at the New York State Fair, which runs August 23rd-September 4th, in Syracuse. Our booth will be located in the Center of Progress Building, first building on the left, just inside the main gate. The Board authorized RPEA’s […]

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2017 Legislative Session Wrap Up

RPEA Successful on Several Fronts The 2017 Legislative session produced some victories for RPEA. In April, we were successful I defeating two of Governor Cuomo’s proposals which would have hurt retirees who participate in the New York State Health Insurance Plans (NYSHIP). The first proposal would have cut the Medicare reimbursement amount, and the second […]

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Constitutional Convention Discussion Heating Up

During recent weeks, discussions about whether or not to convene a Constitutional Convention (ConCon) are increasing, and will certainly hit full stride after Labor Day, when traditional politicking kicks in. Last week, Governor Cuomo made clear that he opposes having a ConCon. For additional reading click on the Constitutional Convention link. Here are a few […]

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RPEA Update: Legislature Adjourns

Legislature Adjourns: No further action on RPEA bills Late Wednesday night, the Legislature adjourned its 2017 session. There was no further action on our three bills that were in play at the end. The one bill on our agenda that passed both houses would require local governments to provide 90 days notice prior to changing a […]

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