Author Archives: Cindee Sharp

05 May 2022
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TRTA Testifies at Senate Finance, Begins March Toward a Meaningful COLA

The Texas Senate Finance Committee conducted a hearing on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 about the effects of inflation on the Texas economy, including the impact on retired Texas educators and state employees. The committee also reviewed reforms made to both ...

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04 Aug 2021
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Special Session Coming to an End, New TRTA Video Series Launches, and WEP Update

As members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) may know, the first special session of the 87th Legislature called by Governor Greg Abbott that began on July 8 ends this Friday, August 6. Overview for TRTA members from this ...

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14 Jul 2021
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Texas Senate Passes Thirteenth Check Bill

On Tuesday, July 13, the Texas Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 7, filed by Senator Joan Huffman (R – Houston). The bill would provide for a one-time supplemental payment for Texas public education retirees who retired on or before December 31, ...

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