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State-sponsored retirement savings plans off to a strong start in 2015

On May 18, 2015, Washington became the 4th state to enact a law to provide private sector workers with new options for retirement savings. These state efforts continue to gain significant momentum. Illinois enacted its Secure Choice retirement savings plan in

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START offers hope in fight for retirement security

In the 2014 legislative session, lawmakers looked at how to help workers save and plan for retirement when they don’t have savings plans provided at work. Senator Mark Mullet (Issaquah) and Representative Larry Springer (Kirkland) proposed a new program called

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Posted in A Fair Deal at Work, An Inclusive Economy, Retirement Security

Rep. Larry Springer: How the state can help small-business workers with a retirement plan

Nearly half of all workers don’t have access to have a retirement savings plan at work – and that figure jumps to 80% of workers at businesses with fewer than 25 employees. This common sense proposal from Representative Springer, called

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