Wednesday, the Texas House and Senate passed a resolution making March 18th through the 22nd Texas Retired Teachers Association week in Texas.
Over 900 retired teachers from the state were in attendance for TRTA Day at the Capitol.
Sixty retired teachers from local District VI were there for visits to legislators about the importance of the continued funding of retirement for teachers. Along with others, the retirees were asking the legislature to support reinstatement of the one percent contribution to the TRS-Care Health Insurance program to aid in prefunding the benefit plan. The reinstatement could stop a big premium increase for teacher retirees.
The retired teachers also talked with State Senator Charles Schwertner and asked for support in passage of the health insurance fund and pension fund.