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Coming Up: 2017 District Spring Conferences!

TRTA's 20 affiliated districts will be hosting their spring conferences throughout April and May. To view the spring conference schedule, please click here. Local units will send representatives to the conferences to receive training on TRTA's various initiatives and committee activities. To view and download the new 2017-2018 Committee and Officer Resource Guides, please click here. For the Texas Retired Teachers Foundation guide, please click here.

Legislative Updates

HB 3976 Passes the Senate, TRTA Facebook Live Event May 23

HB 3976, the TRS-Care reform bill authored by Chairman Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) and sponsored by Chairman Joan Huffman (R-Houston), passed the Senate on Sunday, May 22 with a vote of 31-0. As members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) know, the TRS-Care retiree health insurance program is facing a shortfall of more than $1 billion this coming biennium. If no legislation is passed to address the shortfall, TRS-Care will enter a financial “death spiral,” leaving public education retirees in Texas without access to a TRS health benefit.

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