Author Archives: rvarney

09 Feb
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House Committee Assignments Announced

House Speaker Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) released his committee assignments for the 85th Texas Legislature today. In particular, Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) members should be aware of the House Appropriations Committee and the Pensions Committee. The House budget bill ...

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03 Feb
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Senate Finance Work Group on Health Care Costs Meets

Today, Friday, February 3, the special work group appointed by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Jane Nelson to consider cost containment measures for state-vested health care plans met and heard testimony. Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) Executive Director Tim Lee was ...

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01 Feb
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Senate Finance Committee Continues Discussions on Funding Health Care

Today, February 1, 2017, the Senate Finance Committee met to continue its discussion about funding vital programs in the state budget, including the TRS-Care retiree health insurance plan. The committee’s discussion picks up from a meeting held on January 24. ...

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