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Bill would give 4% COLA to retired teachers, first responders, state employees


March 18, 2020

We had another really busy week in the House this past week as we faced the deadline to have all House bills passed off the House floor. We had until March 12 to pass all House bills to the Senate and vice versa. At last count, it looked like we passed 409 House measures to the opposite chamber. That was pared down quite a bit from the 1,381 measures House members filed before session began.

One bill I was happy to see passed in the House would give a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to retired teachers, firefighters, police and other law enforcement officers, and other state employees. Ho...

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