2022 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – WEEK 11

Cameron EspyLegislative

The 2022 Legislative Session is over and state employees haven’t had a session this positive since we beat back furloughs. Just look at this list of legislation that passed! This list is why you are a member of ASEA. The list shows that by working together and standing as one, unified voice, we are able to accomplish … Read More

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2022 Legislative Update – Week 10

Cameron EspyLegislative

We are winding down on the 2022 Legislative Session and active and retired state employees are in great shape for an excellent finish. ASEA is one step closer to finally passing much needed changes to Tier II Retirement. Thanks to the leadership of Representative Reed Ingram and Senator Greg Albritton an amendment was passed in … Read More

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2022 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – WEEK 9

Cameron EspyLegislative

If you have ever questioned yourself about why you are a member of ASEA let the results of this week be the answer. ASEA passed legislation that will put more money in the pockets of active and retired state employees including a 4% COLA and a retiree longevity bonus based on years of service. This … Read More

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2022 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – WEEK 8

Cameron EspyLegislative

Thursday marked the 21st day of the Legislative Session. Active and retired state employees are in good position as we count down to day 30. This week the 4% COLA Bill, the Retiree Longevity Bonus Bill, and the General Fund Budget all passed out of committee.  We must thank Senator Greg Albritton and Representative Steve Clouse for … Read More

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2022 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – Week 7

Cameron EspyLegislative

While not as jammed packed as last week, ASEA supported legislation keeps moving closer to law. With the Legislature meeting three days a week, time is ticking by very fast. On Wednesday, the Tier II Bill passed the House of Representatives. HB 308, sponsored by Representative Reed Ingram, allows Tier II state employees at the time … Read More

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2022 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – Week 6

Cameron EspyLegislative

What a week it has been for active and retired state employees! We are over halfway done with the Legislative Session and the 4% COLA, the retiree longevity bonus and the General Fund budget have all passed the Senate. Next stop for all three, the House of Representatives.On Tuesday, SB 111, sponsored by Senator Greg Albritton, passed … Read More

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2022 Legislative Update – Week 5

Cameron EspyLegislative

It was another full three-day week at the State House. State employees saw movement on HB 308, sponsored by Representative Reed Ingram, as it passed out of the Ways and Means General Fund Committee on Wednesday. As you remember from last week, HB 308 would update Tier II retirement with the major change of allowing … Read More

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2022 Legislative Update – Week 4

Cameron EspyLegislative

It’s back – but in this case it is good news! Representative Reed Ingram introduced the Tier II legislation this week with minor changes from last year’s bill. HB 308 updates Tier II retirement status to: Increase the member contribution rate from 6% to 6.5% for regular members Increase the member contribution rate from 7% to … Read More

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2022 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – WEEK 3

Cameron EspyLegislative

Last week the Special Session ended with the passing of a plan to spend over $770 billion of funding from the American Rescue Plan Act. The majority of the money will be spent on the expansion of broadband access, water and sewer projects, and health care needs. Both the Senate and House of Representatives were … Read More

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2022 LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – Week 2

Cameron EspyLegislative

One can always expect the unexpected when it comes to the Alabama Legislature. Rumors had swirled for weeks that Governor Ivey would call a Special Session within the Regular Session and on Tuesday, she did. The Special Session call is to focus only on the spending of the American Rescue Plan money.You might ask, how … Read More

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