Action on SB 1458 Expected Soon!

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TRTA expects action today on Senate Bill 1458. Senator Robert Duncan, the author of the bill, continues to meet with stakeholders to improve the bill and address concerns of both retired and active school employees. TRTA is also working directly with many of our friends on the Democratic side and we know they are very supportive of helping TRTA members and all retired and active school employees!

TRTA is emphasizing the need for actuarial soundness, help for current TRS retirees, protection of the defined benefit plan for all current and future TRS retirees, higher state contributions, and a balanced approach for our active education employee/employer friends.

All stakeholders are working towards these goals, and we commend Senator Duncan for his continued support. We believe many others are helping Senator Duncan and we should learn more soon about the influence all our Senator friends are having on this important legislation.

As we said yesterday, TRTA is not working against anyone! We need EVERYONE’s help.

This is our time: a chance to get the system on a path to soundness for years to come. Let’s tell every Senator we need their help!

This bill must continue to move through the legislative process in order to make the TRS pension fund actuarially sound and provide some retirees with financial help!

Below is a list of all Senators and their Capitol office phone numbers. You can also reach your Senators by using our toll-free hotline: 1.888.674.3788.

Do not think of any Senator as “opposed,” as all of them want to help. Our approach is to educate any uncommitted Senators, and let them know we are depending on them to help TRS and take advantage of this legislation’s many good qualities.

In addition to calling, let’s keep up the emails! TRTA members have now sent another 10,000 emails since late Monday! KEEP THEM COMING!

Click here to make sure your voice is heard!

 

Kevin P. Eltife R 512-463-0101
Bob Deuell R 512-463-0102
Robert Nichols R 512-463-0103
Tommy Williams R 512-463-0104
Charles Schwertner R 512-463-0105
Sylvia Garcia D 512-463-0106
Dan Patrick R 512-463-0107
Ken Paxton R 512-463-0108
Kelly Hancock R 512-463-0109
Wendy R. Davis D 512-463-0110
Larry Taylor R 512-463-0111
Jane Nelson R 512-463-0112
Rodney Ellis D 512-463-0113
Kirk Watson D 512-463-0114
John Whitmire D 512-463-0115
John Carona R 512-463-0116
Joan Huffman R 512-463-0117
Glenn Hegar R 512-463-0118
Carlos I. Uresti D 512-463-0119
Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa D 512-463-0120
Judith Zaffirini D 512-463-0121
Brian Birdwell R 512-463-0122
Royce West D 512-463-0123
Troy Fraser R 512-463-0124
Donna Campbell R 512-463-0125
Leticia Van De Putte D 512-463-0126
Eddie Lucio, Jr. D 512-463-0127
Robert Duncan R 512-463-0128
Jose R. Rodriguez D 512-463-0129
Craig Estes R 512-463-0130
Kel Seliger R 512-463-0131

Thank you for being a member of TRTA and serving as a vital advocate for our statewide team! You are making a difference!