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 […]
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), […]
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.
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
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]