TRICare Dental Program

Some, but not many, LEOFF 1 people have TRICARE through the Federal Government.  Some changes are coming to TRICARE, so if you are covered by TRICARE you should read this and follow the links. Changes Coming to the TRICARE Retiree Dental Program Do you have TRICARE Retiree Dental Program (TRDP) coverage? If so, you need […]

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Official LEOFF 1 COLA – 2018

DRS has released the official COLA numbers payable in the end of April checks.  Members who are also covered under prior act legislation (41,18 or 41.20) should check with their departments to determine what impact that might have. COLAs for LEOFF Plan 1 — EFFECTIVE APRIL 1, 2018 Retirement Dates Adjustment April 2, 2017 – […]

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Who voted for SB 6617?

Bill History 2018 REGULAR SESSION Feb 22 Read first time, rules suspended, and placed on second reading calendar. (View Original Bill) Feb 23 Floor amendment(s) adopted. Rules suspended. Placed on Third Reading. Third reading, passed; yeas, 41; nays, 7; absent, 1; excused, 0. (View 1st Engrossed) (View Roll Calls) IN THE HOUSE Feb 23 Read […]

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Call for a VETO on SB6617

Now is the time to contact the Governor and your legislators and insist they stop SB6617. The following is an excerpt from an article dealing with a similar action on the part of the legislature to fast track a bill and limit discovery and debate.  When we filed a request for discovery we were told […]

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Call Gov. Jay Inslee and urge him to veto SB 6617 (Bill exempting Legislators from public record law)

Please read this article in the Tacoma News Tribune.  http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/politics-government/article202291559.html As you may have seen in the media, last week the Legislature passed a bill to exempt themselves from the Public Records Act and overturn a final judgment against the four elected leaders of the Legislature finding they had broken the law by not releasing […]

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April 2018 COLA to be 3.32%

The projected CPI, (COLA) cost of living adjustment for the LEOFF 1 Retirement System is due in April. The COLA is based on your retirement date. For retirement dates between: April 2, 2017 – March 31,2018 0.00% January 1, 2017 – April 1, 2017 3.32% April 2, 2016 – Dec 31, 2016 5.68% Prior to […]

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HB 2719 on Hold

On January 23rd the House Committee on Local Government conducted a hearing on HB 2719.  You can view that hearing on TVW.  (Starts at about 20 min, then has a break and then then public testimony begins at about 40 min.) On its face, the bill appears very simple in that it simply raised the […]

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Hearings on HB 2719

This coming week will have two hearings on this bill. Jan 23 — Scheduled for public hearing in the House Committee on Local Government at 10:00 AM Jan 25 — Scheduled for executive session in the House Committee on Local Government at 1:30 PM See the bill analysis — it really says nothing in terms […]

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HB 2719 Notification

Once again we were notified by the Retired Firefighters of Washington that HB 2719 was introduced in the House to amend RCW 41.26 the LEOFF I Retirement System.  The amendment would only require cities with a population of 30,000 to establish a LEOFF I Disability Board.  As Dick explained this bill is now subject to […]

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