|Posted:||March 6, 2023 11:19 AM|
|From:||Representative Martina A. White|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Updated - Police and Fire COLA|
|Over 20 years have passed since the General Assembly last provided a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) to municipal police officers and firefighters who retired before January 1, 1996. Since 2002, the consumer price index has increased 68.93% while the pensions collected by our retired heroes remain stagnant as inflation continues to stress everyone’s budgets.
To remedy this situation, I plan to introduce legislation to institute a new COLA for retired municipal police officers and firefighters.
The monthly COLA will provide an additional:
These brave men and women put their lives on the line to serve our communities. Please join me in co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation and give back to those who have given so much.