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State Budget Adopted…NYSHIP Cuts Rejected

On Sunday, the Senate re-convened in Albany to pass the final portion of the state budget, which the Assembly had passed on Saturday. We are pleased to report that the budget does NOT include the cuts in Medicare reimbursement and…

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Retirees Prevail in Budget Resolutions

Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA) President Jack McPadden commended the Legislature for rejecting the Governor’s budget proposals which would have adversely impacted retirees in the New York State Health Insurance Plan (NYSHIP). The Governor had proposed to cut the Medicare…

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RPEA Seeks Support in Budget Resolutions

With the new fiscal year approaching on April 1, each house of the Legislature is preparing its Budget Resolution which will serve as the basis for negotiating a final state budget. Accordingly, Retired Public Employees Association President Jack McPadden has…

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2017 Legislative Agenda Taking Shape

Six weeks into the legislative session, nearly all of our agenda has been introduced in each house. For the three bills that show as introduced in only one house, we have sponsors to introduce them in the other house. It’s…

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Retirees Urge Legislature to Reject Budget Proposal

Testifying before the Joint Fiscal Committees hearing on the Executive Budget, Jack McPadden, President of the Retired Public Employees Association (RPEA), called upon the Legislature to reject those portions of the budget which would impose significant premium increases upon State…

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Social Security COLA Announced-And It’s MINISCULE!

The Social Security Administration has announced that the 2017 Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) will be three tenths of one percent (0.3 percent). For a retiree receiving the average social security payment, the increase will be $5 a month. Because…

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Many Factors Go Into Pension Discussions

RPEA Executive Director Edward Farrell wrote an article about the economic impact of retirees on the State's economy. Click below to read the article published in the Times Union on July 25, 2016 Many Factors Go Into Pension Discussions

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Protect Pensions For Retirees

RPEA Executive Director Edward Farrell wrote a letter to the editor of the Times Union in regards to the Teamsters facing sharp pension cuts. Click below to read the letter published in the Times Union on September 6, 2016. Letters:…

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RPEA Annual Meeting Announced!!!

The RPEA Annual Meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at the Albany Marriott (189 Wolf Rd) with registration and vendor fair beginning at 8:30am and the meeting to begin at 9:30am. Two timely programs are already planned for…

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