Articles from April 2016

House Appropriations Discusses HB 9, Cost of a 13th Check

Posted on 4/21/2016
A House Appropriations subcommittee heard testimony on HB 9 and retiree benefits from ERS, the Legislative Budget Board and the National Association of State Retirement Administrators.

Sunset Commission Update

Posted on 4/19/2016
Speaker of the House Joe Straus announced his appointments to the Texas Sunset Commission April 18. Among the 24 agencies under Sunset review this interim is the Employees Retirement System.

ERS Investment Allocation, Health Care Costs Discussed

Posted on 4/13/2016
ERS Executive Director Porter Wilson testified before the House Pensions and Senate State Affairs committees April 13, reiterating the positive impact made by House Bill 9 on the ERS pension fund’s health.

Pensions on the Agenda

Posted on 4/11/2016
Two committee meetings scheduled for April 13 pertain to the ERS pension fund.