Author Archives: rvarney

23 May
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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 21 with a vote of 31-0. As members of the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) know, the TRS-Care retiree ...

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20 May
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Budget Conferees Allocate Approximately $480 Million Towards TRS-Care Shortfall

Tonight, the Texas Legislature’s budget conferees adopted a strategy that will allocate approximately $480 million towards TRS-Care. This budget will still need to be approved in both the House and Senate. CSHB 3976, the bill that would prevent TRS-Care from entering ...

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19 May
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CSHB 3976 Placed on Senate Intent Calendar, Budget Still Pending

Earlier this week, CSHB 3976, the TRS-Care retiree health insurance reform bill proposed by Chairman Trent Ashby (R-Lufkin) and Chairman Joan Huffman (R-Houston), passed out of the Senate State Affairs committee. As our members may recall, during the committee meeting ...

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