2019 Legislative Update – Days 10 and 11

Cameron EspyUncategorized

In 2012 there was sweeping pension reform and Tier II was enacted to save the state money. Employees hired after January 1, 2013 were placed in Tier II.    From the beginning, ASEA opposed these changes and stated that they would not be attractive to those employees who wanted to make a career with the state. What we have seen … Read More

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2019 Legislative Update – Days 8 and 9

Cameron EspyUncategorized

In every edition of the Insider I write in some form or fashion about the power of membership. In my articles, I often ask you to talk to those co-workers who are not members and ask them to join ASEA. After this week and our successes, I sure hope you do just that. The good news started on Tuesday with the House … Read More

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2019 Legislative Update – Days 5,6,7

Cameron EspyUncategorized

The Legislature returned after Spring Break and many of our bills were in committee this week. The COLA Bill, HB 166, has passed out of the House Ways and Means General Fund Committee. The bill, as amended, will now be called the Dimitri Polizos State Employee Pay Raise Act after his untimely death last week. We will miss our friend … Read More

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2019 Legislative Update – Week 3

Cameron EspyUncategorized

What a week it has been! The regular legislative session started again Tuesday and hundreds of new pieces of legislation were introduced, including the General Fund Budget, a 2% COLA for state employees, and even a lottery bill. Many of our retired members have reached out about a pay increase, but rest assured, we are working on retired state employee … Read More

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2019 Legislative Update – Day 1

Cameron EspyLegislative

If there was ever any doubt about the power of your ASEA membership, yesterday put it to rest. The legislative session started Tuesday with the House and Senate convening at noon followed by Governor Ivey’s State of the State last night. After ASEA worked with the Governor on the need for a COLA for fiscal year 2020, she recognized the … Read More

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