advocating for Minneapolis teachers' pension security
With your support, the Committee of 13 advocates for our defined benefit pensions. We work to make sure that you have the facts about your MPS/TRA defined benefit pension. We also make sure that the legislators who serve on Minnesota's Legislative Commission on Pensions and Retirement have up-to-date information on MPS/TRA pensions.
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Governor Dayton vetoes pension bill; TRA pensions are unchanged
After regular and special legislative sessions, Governor Mark Dayton vetoed toxic pension bill. The Legislative Commission Pensions and Retirement (LCPR) released their 2017 Pension bill with only two weeks left in the regular legislative session. TRA sustainability package of measures was removed from the bill which was called ‘toxic’ by pension lobbyists.
The Governor's veto meant that all sustainability measures and routine administrative provisions for TRA and the other public employee pensions failed to become law and current TRA pensions remain unchanged.