Thanks to a tidal wave of more than 35,000 grass-roots messages, the Texas Senate this week added two of the four essential elements of a fair deal on TRS benefits and contributions to SB 1458, the major TRS bill of the 2013 legislative session.
But the Texas House still needs to add two more key provisions, exempting all (not just some) current employees from a new minimum age of 62 for full pension and health-care benefits and ensuring an immediate benefit boost for all retirees.
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By Kelli Weldon, May 7, 2013 12:00 am
Donning a pair of dark sunglasses, Austin ISD board trustee Jayme Mathias gathered with Eastside Memorial High School supporters on the campus at a rally and news conference May 7.
“The future of Eastside Memorial High School is so bright, we've gotta wear shades,” Mathias told attendees, explaining that that is the message he wants community members to take away from the result of community input and collaboration with the district to find a partnering entity to lead improvement at the school.