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64th Annual TRTA Convention This Month! 

Plans are underway for the 64th Annual TRTA Convention, which will be held in Austin March 27-28, 2017 at the Hilton (located at 500 E. 4th Street). This year, a truncated convention will occur on March 27 and 28, followed by a Day at the Capitol on March 29 where members will have the opportunity to visit one-on-one with their state Senators and Representatives!

View the preliminary convention schedule here.

Read the Breakout Sessions descriptions here.

Download the Convention press release here.

TRTA Day at the Capitol: March 29!

Invite your legislators by Clicking Here!

Thousands of TRTA members from all across the state of Texas will converge on the Capitol grounds on Wednesday, March 29 to rally for improved benefits for retired educators!

Get all the details, including the day's schedule, maps, and Frequently Asked Questions, by clicking here!

If your district or local unit is bringing a large group to the event, send an email to with details such as how many people will be attending. (You do not need to RSVP if you are attending convention). You can also let us know if you’re going by joining our Facebook event.

Legislative Updates

Senate Finance Committee Update: Proposed Budget Includes $311 Million Towards TRS-Care

The Senate Finance Committee met today, March 22, to finalize Senate Bill 1 (SB1). SB1 will determine the State’s general appropriations for the upcoming biennium. The Senate Finance Committee voted unanimously, 15-0, to approve SB1 and send it to the Senate floor. Senator Jane Nelson, (R-Flower Mound) announced that SB1 will be presented to the full Senate for a vote next Tuesday, March 28. 

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