House hearing to examine TRS retiree health-care funding

Welcome back to school from a well-earned early holiday–Labor Day! We hope you had time to both relax and reflect on the contributions of the labor movement to our country.

But it’s back to business at the Texas House, where an Appropriations Subcommittee will be holding a hearing on Wednesday at 9 a.m. to look at “options for funding retired teacher health care in Texas, especially as it pertains to contributions being based on active employee payroll rather than the cost of health care.” Only invited testimony will be taken, but we’ll be there to cover the hearing and look at what may be in store for funding retiree health care, which experienced significant benefit cuts last year.