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May 20, 2019
Last Week of Session – Action Alert Included
Use the Action Alert here. This is the last week of the 86thTexas Legislative Session. The Legislature will likely be taking action on Senate Bill 12 this week to pass the bill into law. SB 12 would make the Teacher Retirement System’s pension fund actuarially sound and provide a supplemental payment of up to $2,400 to retirees. The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) would like to thank its members for their constant vigilance and dedication this session. Each session provides its own ups and downs, and this one was no different. The progress made by the Legislature on funding the...
May 16, 2019
Tom Rogers Honored by Texas Legislature for His Advocacy Work
Tom Rogers will retire from the position of Austin Retired Teachers Association’s legislative chair. It’s a position that he’s held for 25 years. The Texas Legislature filed two resolutions honoring Rogers, HR 1470 and SR 704. The bills highlight Roger’s “skill, professionalism and commitment to excellence” and “extend to him sincere best wishes for the future.” Rogers has been an integral part of the lobby effort in Austin for many years. He’s testified in front of the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) and Texas Legislature countless times. Rogers worked as an educator for 35 years. During his tenure as a teacher, Rogers taught eighth...
May 15, 2019
Please Support House Bill 2227
Many members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) and supporters have written us asking about House Bill 2227. HB 2227 by Rep. Gene Wu (D – Houston) is the bill that addresses minor return-to-work violations and allows current retirees to return to work without penalty. Use our Action Alert to reach out to your Senator and support this bill! TRTA supports changing the TRS Employment After Retirement (EAR) provisions so that any current retiree who retired on or before August 31, 2018 can return to work without penalty. TRTA also supports changing the EAR rules so that retirees with minor infractions...