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SOCIAL SECURITY TO INCREASE BY 2%

Mass Retirees - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 3:25pm
Medicare Part B Also Expected To Rise

October 17, 2017: It’s now official. Just yesterday the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that the 2018 COLA (Cost-of-Living Adjustment) for Social Security beneficiaries will be 2.0%, starting with benefits paid this coming January. This 2% COLA will produce an average increase of $27 in monthly SS benefits next year.

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Retiree activists voice opposition to Lyons' pension reform

Mass Retirees - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 12:06pm

By J.D. Capelouto, Lowell Sun Statehouse Correspondent 

Several employee and retiree advocates spoke out on Tuesday against an Andover representative's bill that would majorly shake up the way Massachusetts calculates pensions for its workers. 

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Retirees & Unions Make Case on Healthcare Protections

Mass Retirees - Tue, 09/19/2017 - 4:36pm
Litany of Bills Before Public Service Committee

 

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CONCRETE HOME SAVES MEMBERS’ HOME IN KEY LARGO

Mass Retirees - Thu, 09/14/2017 - 5:55pm

SEPTEMBER 14, 2017: Press photos of Hurricane Irma focused on battered or destroyed homes in the Florida Keys.

 

However, some of our members in the Keys were well-prepared for the 150 M.P.H. winds long before Governor Rick Scott’s order to leave the Keys and Dade County.

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Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to Attend Annual Meeting

Mass Retirees - Tue, 09/05/2017 - 10:23pm

We are pleased to share some exciting news: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh will be our special guest speaker at the Association’s Annual Meeting on Friday, September 8th at Lantana in Randolph. The meeting gets underway at 11:00 AM and all Mass Retirees members are invited join us in welcoming Mayor Walsh. 

 

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Critics Ignore How Public Pensions Benefit U.S. Taxpayers, NCPERS Finds

Mass Retirees - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 10:15am

August 15, 2017: Public pension plans are resilient, pose little burden on taxpayers, and stimulate the U.S.

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State Budget Deal Struck

Mass Retirees - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 2:30pm

Healthcare Issues Remain Unresolved

JULY 7, 2017: After more than a month of negotiations, House and Senate budget conferees have struck a deal on the Fiscal 2018 State Budget. Both branches of the legislature are expected to approve the Conference Report today.

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Fall Remains Likely Timeframe For Action on WEP

Mass Retirees - Fri, 07/07/2017 - 12:00am
Bipartisan Support in Congress Remains Strong

JULY 7, 2017: Retirees who have fallen victim to Social Security’s dreaded offset laws remain anxious for news of progress on federal reform legislation now pending before Congress.

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Negotiations Continue Over FY18 State Budget

Mass Retirees - Thu, 07/06/2017 - 5:25pm
3% State & Teacher COLA Awaits Final Approval

 JULY 6, 2017: Mass Retirees officials are closely monitoring developments on Beacon Hill, where House and Senate Conferees continue to negotiate the final details of the Fiscal Year 2018 State Budget.

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