COLUMBUS – State Rep. Rodney Creech (R-West Alexandria) is speaking out against potential cost-of-living freezes for thousands of retired public employees.
“These hardworking Ohioans made their livelihood by graciously serving their communities and the public,” said Creech. “Now it’s time for the public retirement system to keep their promise and commitment to these retirees.”
Recent proposals at the Ohio Statehouse would block cost-of-living adjustments (COLA) for retirees in the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).
Creech noted the issue is especially concerning given the prospect of inflation, which is driving up costs for retirees.
“Many retirees are on fixed incomes, and we’ve already seen recent inflation in consumer goods,” said Creech. “They are uncertain about the future and deserve to have their legitimate concerns heard.”
Creech urged retirees to continue voicing their opinion on the matter, and invited them to contact his office.