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June 22, 2015

GOVERNOR VETOES HB 42 (COLA BILL)

On Friday, June 19, 2015, Governor Bobby Jindal vetoed the legislative instrument (HB 42) that would have provided a 1.5% cost-of-living-adjustment to Louisiana state retirees. Please […]
June 11, 2015

COLA for retired state employees, teachers up in air

A dispute between the Louisiana House and Senate continued Thursday over a cost-of-living raise for some 130,000 retired state employees and teachers. Earlier, the House voted […]
June 10, 2015

Gov. Bobby Jindal challenged on retiree cost-of-living increase

Louisiana Rep. Sam Jones called on Gov. Bobby Jindal Tuesday to reconsider his threat to veto a cost-of-living raise this year for 130,000 retired state employees […]
June 2, 2015

Pension fixes added to COLA increase bill

Some friendly hitchhikers added to an effort to boost the monthly pension checks of retired state employees and teachers should help ensure the bill’s passage, the […]
May 28, 2015

HB 42 (COLA BILL) IN SENATE RETIREMENT COMMITTEE

  RSEA has been informed that the Senate Retirement Committee is scheduled to convene Monday, June 1, 2015, around 12:00 noon.  HB 42 is on the agenda for that day. […]
May 28, 2015

HOUSE VOTES ON HB 42 (COLA BILL)

Way to go, members! The House of Representatives voted 80 to 20 to pass HB 42 and send it to the Senate for debate. Please click […]
May 26, 2015

IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO CALL ABOUT HB 42 (COLA BILL)!

    The 3rd reading and final passage of our COLA bill (HB 42) is today, May 26, 2015.      It is not too late to […]
May 12, 2015

RSEA Legislative Update

  Attached for your review is the 2015 Legislative Update.   Three legislative instruments have been added for your review. The resolutions are Senate Concurrent Resolution […]
May 12, 2015

Senate Finance Committee clears Group Benefits revamp

he legislative drive continued Monday for more oversight of the state program that provides health insurance for some 230,000 state employees, teachers, retirees and their dependents. […]