Category Archives: Rainy Day Fund

Unlock the Rainy Day Fund for educators, retirees

  If teachers are going to get a pay raise and education retirees are going to get any meaningful relief from health care costs, Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick and the Senate majority are going to have to quit hoarding … Continue reading

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Taking teachers for granted with a fake pay “raise”

  The fake teacher “pay raise” bill that the full Senate will vote on this week, perhaps today, is a product of an alternate universe, where trickery trumps reality and inhabitants believe they can take teachers’ votes for granted. After … Continue reading

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Retired educators need more than kind words and fond memories

  For school teachers and especially for education retirees, legislative talk can be cheap, very cheap. And with every “teacher appreciation” resolution in the House or the Senate and every “fond” memory a lawmaker shares about a “favorite” teacher, the … Continue reading

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Educators and students need a shower from the Rainy Day Fund

  Some lawmakers in Austin brag with every other breath about being “conservative,” when in truth they are ideologues who simply want to blow up state government and let local property owners clean up their mess with higher school, city … Continue reading

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