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Prescription Drug – Class Action

The link below will direct you to an article in the Maryland Matters about retirees suing the State over prescription drug benefits:  https://www.marylandmatters.org/2019/06/06/retirees-seek-class-action-status-in-prescription-benefits-case/

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Urgent Prescription Plan Message

As most of you know, there were a variety of bills introduced this legislative session to FIX  the prescription law that was passed in 2011 eliminating Medicare eligible retirees from the State prescription program.  Many Delegates and Senators promised to FIX the prescription problem.  HB98, HB979 and SB193 were introduced to reverse the 2011 law.  … Continued

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2019 MTA Convention

The MTA is hosting its bi-annual Convention at the Carousel Hotel, Ocean City, Maryland from October 3rd through October 6th, 2019. We will also be celebrating 40 years of service to Active and Retired MTA members. Below is the link to the registration form. Please click on the link below to view the brochure and … Continued

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Prescription Drug Legislation

Senate Bill 193, cross-filed with HB 98, State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program – Retiree Participation in the State Prescription Drug Benefit Plan, will be heard tomorrow, March 5, 2019 at 1:45 p.m. before the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee in the West Miller Senate Building, Room 3, Annapolis, MD. If passed, … Continued

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MTA Legislative Reception

The MTA/MSPAA Legislative Reception was held on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 in the Senate Office Building.  A meeting of the MTA Board of Governors, MSPAA President Jack Howard, Attorneys Byron Warnken and Rebecca Smith, MTA lobbyists from Cornerstone Government Affairs and MTA members was first held.  PJ Hogan of Cornerstone stated that Governor Hogan has … Continued

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Critical Legislative Reception

On January 9, 2019, the 90 Day Maryland General Assembly convened in Annapolis.  On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, the Maryland Troopers Association, in partnership with the Maryland State Police Alumni Association, will host a Legislative Reception in the Senate Office Building, 11 Bladen Street, West #1 & #2, in Annapolis.  All MTA members are invited … Continued

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Happy New Year!

By now MTA members should have received your copy of The Trooper, our magazine that is published biannually. The Trooper contains some great articles, including messages from Superintendent Pallozzi and MTA President Brian Blubaugh. Almost as important are the many advertisements, which give discounts to law enforcement personnel. If you have not received your copy, … Continued

Deaths, General

Death Notification – Retired Sgt. John C. Tormollen, Jr.

  We regret to inform you of the death of Retired Sergeant John C. Tormollen, Jr.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Retired  Sgt Tormollen’s family and friends at this difficult time. The following obituary was re-printed from Ruck Funeral Home, Towson, Maryland: On November 25, 2018, John C. Tormollen, loving husband of Diane Tormollen; … Continued