While the NARFE focus is typically on national legislative and governmental issues affecting current employees, retirees and annuitants, there are frequently actions contemplated or taken at the state level that may also impact us.  For this reason, the Washington Federation of Chapters also maintains a state legislative officer, John Thurber, who keeps us posted.

The Washington State Federation of Chapters is a member of the Washington Senior Lobby, an umbrella organization consisting of nearly 400 organizations in the state that are concerned with senior issues.  The Lobby works closely with Washington state government and the Legislature.  They provide frequent reports on their issues and the status of their efforts.  Their reports are attached here:

 

Download Washington State Senior Lobby Report - April 15, 2001

  One of the initial steps taken at the start of the 2010 short legislative session has been for the Governor to propose a modified budget.  The outlines are included in two documents, a letter from Kathy Leitch, Assistant Secretary ADSA on the Governor's 2010 "Book 2" Supplemental Budget Proposal and a letter on the Restoration to the Governor's 2010 Supplemental Budget, below.

Download Governor's "Book 2" Letter

Download Governor's January Letter to the Legislature