• SB 7, by Sen. Joan Huffman (R – Houston), passed unanimously through the Texas Senate yesterday.
  • SB 7 would provide a supplemental payment to retired educators equal to the lesser of a retiree’s current monthly annuity or $2,400 dollars.
  • SB 7 will now be sent to the House of Representatives for consideration.
  • Rep. Glenn Rogers (R – Graford) has filed a companion bill, HB 8, in the House. HB 8 is awaiting committee referral.

TRTA advocates for our members to have a secure retirement, and our members are working to win the supplemental payment. A victory on these supplemental payment bills would put extra money in the pockets of TRS retirees who need it. TRTA is also advocating for a true cost-of-living increase for all TRS retirees.  While the cost-of-living is not on the call for this special session, TRTA’s position is to pass a pension increase as soon as possible.

Please stay tuned to the Inside Line for news, as well as information about bills that are filed and urgent Action Alerts that will be needed on our vital issues!

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TRTA focuses solely on your TRS retirement security! The $35 annual membership fee you invest in TRTA is money well spent. It keeps this organization strong, active, vocal, and visible here in Texas and in Washington, DC! Please join us today!

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