A message from Senator Birdwell

May 14, 2013

In a Capitol Update message from Brian Birdwell, the Republican state senator from Granbury said that last week’s unanimous vote in the Texas senate to make changes to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) will “preserve the strength of the TRS retirement fund for the future generation of retired teachers, and does so without overburdening our currently-active teachers. SB 1458 is a balanced effort on behalf of the State of Texas, local Independent School Districts and the active members of the TRS.” He further stated: “The filed version of SB 1458 went too far in compromising the commitments made to our currently-active teachers when they entered the education profession, but I am proud to say that the final bill-language protects that commitment.”

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