Legislative Updates

New TRTATV Episode: Primaries Upcoming

Texas primary elections are right around the corner. If you’ve been following the Inside Line, you know just how important these elections are to the well-being of the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS).

If historical trends hold, only about eight races will be contested by the time the Texas general election rolls around in November. Due to low voter turnout, your voice will be amplified during the primary election season.

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TRTA Voter Health Series Recap

Last week, the Texas Retired Teachers Association shared its “Good Voter Health” series. The series covered a variety of topics concerning election activity during the upcoming Texas primaries. As we head into the primary election season, it is important for our members to be informed and active.

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TRTA "Good Voter Health" Series: Day 5

Today, the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) continues its weeklong series about “Good Voter Health” with a review of some of the most closely watched contested races in the upcoming Primary Elections.

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TRTA "Good Voter Health" Series: Day 4

Today, the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) continues its weeklong series about “Good Voter Health” with ways to help your fellow retirees, family and friends get involved in the political process.

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TRTA "Good Voter Health" Series: Day 3

The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) is focused on the election season, and our members should be too! This week, TRTA is providing a series of articles through the Inside Line about “Good Voter Health.” Today we discuss other ways you can get involved in the political process and help your candidate of choice.

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TRTA "Good Voter Health" Series: Day 2

The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) is focused on the election season, and our members should be too! This week, TRTA is providing a series of articles through the Inside Line about “Good Voter Health.” Today we discuss the importance of the primary elections and who is running for office in your area.

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TRTA "Good Voter Health" Series: Day 1

The Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) is focused on the election season, and our members should be too! This week, TRTA is providing a series of articles through the Inside Line about “Good Voter Health.” Today we discuss registering to vote.

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TRTA Responds to Gubernatorial Appointment for State Pension Review Board

Near the end of 2015, the Texas Retired Teachers Association (TRTA) released an Inside Line article discussing the recent appointment by Governor Greg Abbott of anti-public pension critic Josh McGee as Chairman of the State Pension Review Board.

As Vice-President of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF), McGee’s appointment was disappointing to many of our members. The LJAF has funded initiatives in several states across America to reform public pension funds, often to the detriment of current and/or future retirees’ benefits.

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Season's Greetings From TRTA

This is the time of year to reflect and be appreciative of those who have been a special part of our lives!

The TRTA board of directors, staff and I are so very much thankful for the time you spend volunteering for the Texas Retired Teachers Association. 

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MEMBERSHIP ALERT: Governor Abbott Appoints Controversial and Outspoken Public Pension Critic Chairman of State Pension Review Board

Earlier this week, Texas Governor Gregg Abbott announced the names of three appointments to the State Pension Review Board, and named Josh McGee of the Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) the board’s new chairman.

As many of our members are aware, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation is the leading organization in the nation attacking public pension funds. Josh McGee serves as Vice-President of the LJAF and “leads the organization’s nationwide efforts to improve retirement security.”

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