A writer must “know and have an ever-present consciousness that this world is a world of fools and rogues… tormented with envy, consumed with vanity; selfish, false, cruel, cursed with illusions… He should free himself of all doctrines, theories, etiquettes, politics…” —Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?). “The nobility of the writer's occupation lies in resisting oppression, thus in accepting isolation” —Albert Camus (1913-1960). “What are you gonna do” —Bertha Brown (1895-1987).
Senator Brady and the Senate Republican Caucus want to decrease funding to the Teachers Retirement Insurance Program
Brady and the Senate Republican Caucus, with the approval of the Governor, has
introduced their agreed upon budget, Senate Bill 2214, which will
decrease funding to the Teachers Retirement Insurance Program by 1/3 below the
certified levels. This is an even greater underfunding level than was
originally proposed in SB 42, which the IRTA managed to get defeated in the
IRTA is taking this 1/3 reduction to TRIP as an indication that the proposed
Republican budget plan would phase out the TRIP program over the next three
years, which would be a diminishment to your benefits.
reach out yet again to your legislators and tell them to VOTE NO on SB 2214
(the budget) and SB 2217 (the BIMP) and any other measure that would diminish
the benefits to retired educators.