Articles about the Cost of Living Adjustment (COLA) that may be useful to Massachusetts retirees

State Budget & WEP/GPO News

June 18, 2024, ,
This week our focus returns to the FY25 State Budget, which is now before a House /Senate conference committee, as ...Read More

Strong Performance by Commonwealth’s Pension Fund

April 12, 2024
Positive news on 2023 investment returns has been reported from the Commonwealth’s pension fund, PRIT (Pension Reserves Investment Trust ...Read More

Annual PAC Drive Begins

April 2, 2024,
April marks the start of our annual Retired Public Employees Political Action Committee (PAC) drive. While participation in the PAC ...Read More

Cola Study Commission

February 29, 2024
Proposed By Governor Healey Governor Maura Healey has officially proposed the creation of a “Special Commission for State and Teacher ...Read More

Two Western MA Communities Increase Cola Base

January 5, 2024
Montague sets highest-ever at $30,000 October was a busy month in western Massachusetts with two communities increasing their ...Read More

President’s Message: COLA Base Improvements Main Focus in 2024

December 15, 2023
COLA Base Improvements Main Focus in 2024 It should come as no surprise that the cost-of-living adjustment or ...Read More

State & Teacher Cola Base At Crossroads

October 27, 2023
1996 Reform Serves as Blueprint for Improvements Just over a quarter century ago state-wide policy for the cost-of ...Read More

Our focus this fall

September 8, 2023
September 8, 2023: Happy September! Our weekly Mass Retirees news updates are back. After a short Labor Day break, we ...Read More

Mass Retirees Annual COLA Update

August 14, 2023
Base increases & fy23 5% COLA For FY24, Mass Retirees is pleased to report that all 102 local retirement boards ...Read More

COLA Improvements Continue

August 10, 2023
Focus on State/Teacher COLA Base Increase When it comes to the annual cost-of-living adjustment (COLA), there has ...Read More