Kevin And Don Respond To Being Self Loathing

Looking back at their journey from the Stonewall Democratic Club to Log Cabin Republicans, they claim it was one that was actually started by the democrats. After being told that marriage as not a priority on the agenda in 1995, they became disillusioned with the DEMS. For a decade they felt like they did not belong until they met the republicans of the Log Cabin Republican Club and discovered they too shared a dream of marriage equality. This blog is now a digital time capsule of their time as Republicans and moderated by a friend and supporter.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

LACERA Rate Likely To Rise In July Before MOU Expires

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LACERA General Member Contribution Rates Are Likely to Increase in July of 2011 even though the MOU that LACERA negotiated with SEIU (which governs AFSCME employees) expires in September of 2011. LACERA is reporting that, based on new mortality tables adopted by the Board of Investments in March 2011, general member contribution rates are likely to increase, pending approval of the County Board of Supervisors (BOS). Since the last issue, the Coalition of County Unions and SEIU Local 721 have agreed to a July 1, 2011 effective date for new employee rates. LACERA presented its rate recommendation to the BOS in late April; the BOS put the matter on the agenda for its June 21 meeting. The proposed new general member rates reflect a slight increase. Under the proposed rates, Safety Plan B members will experience a small decrease in their contributions. No rate changes are proposed for Safety Plan A members. Once approved, the new rates for all LACERA contributory plans will be available in the Benefi ts section of www.lacera.com.