Measure aimed at enticing older teachers to retire

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on April 2, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Updated Saturday, Apr 2 at 4:31 PM

SEATTLE - A measure that would give older teachers an incentive to retire early has cleared a key Senate committee.

The Seattle Times says Senate Bill 5846 would give teachers who want to retire before age 65 $250 a month over the next three years to help pay for health-insurance coverage until they can qualify for Medicare.

The Senate Ways and Means committee passed the measure Friday.

Senate Majority Leader Lisa Brown is the bill's prime sponsor. She has said that looming high health-care costs prevent older teachers from retiring early and creates roadblocks for younger teachers.

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