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TRS officials tell legislators: The fund is healthy and can support a cost-of-living increase for retirees

Lydia Carillo-Valdez, wearing glasses and blue blazer, stands at Senate podium giving testimony. She extends her hand making a point.

Texas AFT Retiree Plus member Lydia Carrillo-Valdez testifies at the Capitol for a cost-of-living increase for TRS pensions. But you’ll still need to fight for something that makes a difference for your retirement This past week, the Teacher’s Retirement System of Texas (TRS) considered some massive changes that could have a significant impact on the health of the pension fund...

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Biden administration extends pause on student loan payments

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The Biden administration has extended the pause for federal student loan payments, interest, and collections, until August. 31. The move follows other extensions for the pause, which was instituted in March 2020 to help borrowers impacted economically by the pandemic. The U.S. Department of Education also is creating a process...

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