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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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Retirees Fight For a Voice on Group Insurance Commission

Mass Retirees - Wed, 06/21/2017 - 3:48pm
Fate Rests With House/Senate Budget Conferees

JUNE 21, 2017: Members who are insured under the state’s Group Insurance Commission (GIC) are asked to contact their State Representative and Senator in support of a proposal granting Mass Retirees a seat on the board governing the health insurance plan.

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Saugus retiree increase warranted

Mass Retirees - Thu, 06/15/2017 - 12:00am

JUNE 15, 2017: The approval of the Saugus retiree COLA cap from the $12,000 to $14,000 was reasonable, overdue and justified because of the current financial success of the Saugus retirement system.

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Saugus Town Meeting members increase pension benefits for retirees

Mass Retirees - Fri, 06/02/2017 - 12:00am

Town Meeting members approved a cost of living adjustment that will mean more monthly pension benefits for retired town employees.

 

Read Full Article:  Wicked Local: Saugus

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Senate Approves Major Restructure of State GIC

Mass Retirees - Wed, 05/24/2017 - 4:44pm
Mass Retirees Gains Commission Seat

MAY 24, 2017: Wednesday morning the Massachusetts Senate approved a major restructure of the state’s Group Insurance Commission, granting our Association and two additional public employee unions seats on the 17-member Commission.

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