Tag Archives: TRS

Maxwell wants to trim teacher retirement benefits

Legislator takes on the explosive issue with an election year coming up . . .

Tags: Howard Maxwell , TRS

Teachers’ pension revision stalls, but Iran is still on the table

A bill that would phase out the current teachers retirement system does not move forward in the Senate Retirement Committee . . .

Tags: ERS , Judson Hill , Paul Battles , state pension systems , teacher pensions , TRS

House sidelines college professors’ pension bill

A pension bill for University System faculty members is sidelined for the time being by the Georgia House . . . . . .

Tags: Christian Coomer , Chuck Martin , faculty pensions , Hank Huckaby , TRS , University System

Political Notes – Sheffield says she’ll run in the 12th District

Atlanta attorney Maria Sheffield says she will run in the GOP primary for the 12th Congressional District; prospects are not bright for Lake Lanier refilling next year . . .

Tags: 12th Congressional District , alternative invesments , heating bill assistance , John Barrow , John Lewis , Lake Lanier , Maria Sheffield , Nathan Deal , Range Fuels , TRS

This form of gambling is always popular with lawmakers

Look for legislators to open up the state’s public pension funds to invest in venture capital funds and other areas that are now prohibited; retired teachers and state employees may want to pay attention to this . . .

Read Tom's Blog | Tags: alternative investments , Earl Ehrhart , Enron , ERS , Harry Geisinger , Nathan Deal , pension funds , TRS , venture capital

Lawmakers block professors’ pension swap

University System faculty who chose not to join the Teachers’ Retirement System won’t be allowed buy back into the pension plan . . .

Tags: ERS , faculty , House Retirement Committee , JRS , pension , Senate Retirement Committee , TRS , University System

State pension fund is in relatively good shape

Georgia’s pension funds for state employees and teachers are comparatively sound, according to a study released this week, but the state is lagging when it comes to putting money away to pay healthcare costs for retirees . . .

Tags: ERS , fiscal solvency , Georgia pension funds , retirees healthcare costs , TRS

Nearly 12,000 teachers draw pensions and paychecks

A law allowing retired educators to be re-employed by local school systems while they draw pension benefits has provided to be a popular one, state audit shows . . .

Tags: pensions and salary , retired educators , TRS