Legislative Updates

Thanks for Voting! What's Next for TRTA Members?

Yesterday, thousands of voters turned out for the Texas Primary Election on Super Tuesday. According to the Texas Tribune, “more than 4.2 million Texans turned out to vote in the Republican and Democratic primary presidential elections, about 30 percent of registered voters.” We know that many of our members and their fellow retirees are a part of this dedicated group of people!

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MEMBER ALERT: Tomorrow is Primary Election Day in Texas!

Tuesday, March 1 is Super Tuesday in Texas, and thousands of registered voters in Texas still have not voted in the Primary Election! Members, now is the time to rally together with your fellow retirees and any active educators you know to get out and VOTE!

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TRS Board of Trustees Discusses Goals for TRS-Care in 2016, Legislative Interim Charges

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) Board of Trustees continued its meeting in Richardson today, focusing much of their conversation and reporting on the TRS-Care retiree health insurance program.

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TRS Board Meets, TRS-Care Joint Committee Meeting Date Announced

The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) Board of Trustees met this week in Richardson, Texas at the Education Region 10 Service Center to discuss various issues including the status of the pension fund and the TRS-Care retiree health insurance program.

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Push to the Polls: Early Voting Down From 2008

According to the Houston Chronicle (subscription only article), early voting has decreased from the 2008 primary elections. The 2008 elections held a particular significance, as they were the last open-seat presidential election year.

During the first six days of the 2016 Texas primary elections, 336,982 votes were cast between the Republican and Democratic parties. Comparatively, 422,561 votes were cast during this timespan in 2008. This represents a 20 percent decrease in total votes cast between the two parties.

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Push to the Polls: Primary Season Begins

The NFL Super Bowl may occur on the first Sunday of each February, but for the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA), our Super Bowl occurs every other year in mid-February. We are, of course, referring to the Texas Primary Elections!

Early voting began today, and the stakes couldn’t be higher!

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New TRTATV Episode: Texas Primary Elections, Part Two

Early voting for the Texas primaries begins on February 16. For weeks, we’ve been reporting on the importance of these elections, and how your vote in them has a greater impact than in the general election!
Often, the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) receives the question of which candidates we support. Unlike a Political Action Committee (PAC), TRTA does not endorse individual candidates. We encourage our members to investigate and vote for the candidates whom they believe will best represent their interests.

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New TRTATV Episode: Primaries Upcoming

Texas primary elections are right around the corner. If you’ve been following the Inside Line, you know just how important these elections are to the well-being of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS).

If historical trends hold, only about eight races will be contested by the time the Texas general election rolls around in November. Due to low voter turnout, your voice will be amplified during the primary election season.

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TRTA Voter Health Series Recap

Last week, the Texas Retired Teachers Association shared its “Good Voter Health” series. The series covered a variety of topics concerning election activity during the upcoming Texas primaries. As we head into the primary election season, it is important for our members to be informed and active.

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TRTA "Good Voter Health" Series: Day 5

Today, the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) continues its weeklong series about “Good Voter Health” with a review of some of the most closely watched contested races in the upcoming Primary Elections.

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