PIFS Committee Discusses Resolution to Repeal WEP, GPO
The Texas House Pensions, Investments, and Financial Services Committee (PIFS) met Wednesday, April 28, 2021 and discussed Senate resolution SCR 17 by Senator Bryan Hughes (R, Mineola). The bill was laid out to the PIFS Committee by Representative Abel Herrero (D, Robstown) a long-time champion for repealing the GPO and the WEP. SCR 17 urges […]
Contact Your Legislators TODAY to Get a COLA Bill on the House Floor for a Vote! ACTION ALERT INCLUDED!
Click Here to Email your Legislator! As members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) know, there is still much work to do as the 87th Legislative Session enters its final weeks. We must remain focused on moving bills that would provide TRS retirees with a much-needed cost-of-living adjustment (COLA)! In case you missed […]
TRTA Facebook Friday Returns Live Today, April 23 at 2:00 p.m.
As members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) know, there is still much work to do as the 87th Legislative Session enters its final weeks. We must remain focused on moving bills that would provide TRS retirees with a much-needed cost-of-living adjustment (COLA)! Please be sure to tune in to hear from TRTA Executive […]
TRTA Week at the Capitol Ends with MAJOR Action, PLUS: Senate Committee on Education Discusses SB 1356, HB 1732 On Agenda for Next Week
Executive Summary TRTA priority bills voted out of PIFS Committee, now on their way to the House for a vote! SB 1356 (the tutor bill) was heard in the Senate Education Committee TRTF announces free tutoring hours for TRTA family members TRS COLA study bill will be in committee Tuesday, April 13 CLICK HERE TO […]
TRS Board of Trustees Meets, Discusses Actuarial Valuation, Funding Policies, and Space Needs
TRS Board of Trustees Meets, Discusses Actuarial Valuation, Funding Policies, and Space Needs Executive Summary TRTA public comments improve funding policy adopted by TRS Board TRS Trustees vote to adopt funding policy designed to manage contribution requests to the Legislature in a manner that systematically will decrease the unfunded liability (which sits at $55.6 billion) […]
TRTA Day at the Capitol is Here!
Invite your legislators to TRTA Day at the Capitol by clicking here! Use our hashtag #DAYATTHECAPITOL on Facebook and Twitter to let your legislators, friends, family and colleagues know you are attending the event or supporting TRTA’s efforts from home! Today, April 3, is the Texas Retired Teachers Association Day at the Capitol event! More […]
TRTA Convention and Day at the Capitol Are Almost Here!
Invite your legislators to TRTA Day at the Capitol on April 3! Please be sure to share our press release about convention and Day at the Capitol with your fellow retirees and local media outlets. Please pay attention to the weather forecast. Some recent forecasts have indicated there could be rain and thunderstorms in the […]
Senate Passes SB 12
Yes, this is TRTA’s third update of the day! This is a very busy week in the Texas Legislature for TRTA and TRS-related issues! Earlier today, Senate State Affairs passed a resolution urging Congress to repeal the GPO and WEP Today, the full Senate body also passed the TRS actuarial soundness bill, SB 12 See […]
Senate State Affairs Passes Resolution Urging Congress to Repeal GPO, WEP
Senate State Affairs urges Congress to repeal unfair GPO, WEP Tomorrow at 8:00 a.m., Pensions, Investments and Financial Services hears House Bill 9 (a link to the live webcast will be available online tomorrow morning from this link) TRTA meets this week with out-of-state colleagues to discuss strategy on the WEP Today, March 25, 2019, […]
TRTA Convention and Day at the Capitol Next Week!
Click here to send an email to your legislators inviting them to join TRTA for Day at the Capitol on April 3! The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) is finalizing details for its 66th Annual Convention to be held in Austin April 1—2, 2019. Nearly 1000 retirees are registered for the event already, which is […]