House Appropriations Discusses Budget Bills: HB 1 and SB 500
Today is day 70 of the 140-day legislative session! At the halfway mark of session, the House Appropriations Committee considered budget bills TRTA Executive Director Tim Lee testified in favor of HB 1 and the committee substitute for SB 500, which includes additional dollars for the TRS pension fund HB 1 and SB 500 […]
Senate State Affairs Meets, Discusses SB 12
SB 12 receives hearing in Senate State Affairs Senator Huffman is working closely with the House to provide a long-term funding plan for the retirement system Without a stable funding plan for TRS, the pension plan’s unfunded liability will continue to increase, making a true cost-of-living increase impossible Executive Director Tim Lee testified in […]
TRTA Convention Registration Deadline Extended: 4 Days Left to Register!
Registration for the 66th Annual TRTA Convention to be held in Austin, Texas April 1–2, 2019 has been extended to this Friday, March 15! TRTA members can register online by clicking here. This year’s theme is Connecting the Dots to TRTA’s Success, a meaningful metaphor that matches TRTA’s legislative goals as we head into another […]
Thank You TRTA Members for Voting! We are Ready with Robust Legislative Agenda
Now that the 2018 midterm elections are over, we want to extend a sincere “Thank You!” to our TRTA members and supporters who voted and helped get the vote out in this critical election cycle. Voter turnout in Texas soared, and we know many educators—retirees and pre-retirees—participated. Texas Educators Vote, a non-partisan group that promotes […]
Countdown to the General Election: Texas Educator Voting Day is October 22!
Countdown to the General Election: Texas Educator Voting Day is October 22! Early voting begins next Monday, October 22 and continues through Friday, November 2. Please make a plan to vote early! We encourage you to support your local educators and new student voters by voting on Texas Educator Voting Day. Texas Educators Vote and […]
House Pensions Committee to Meet in Dallas May 10
House Pensions Committee to Meet in Dallas May 10 The Texas House Pensions Committee is scheduled to meet in Dallas on Thursday, May 10 and will discuss a variety of issues pertinent to Texas public education retirees. The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) encourages any and all members living in the Dallas area to attend […]