Legislative Update

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The Legislative Committee sends congratulations to the winning candidates in the Nov. 3, 2020 election. We look forward to working with them as the new Legislative Session unfolds in January, 2021. ARTC’s goal is the preservation of our pension fund and our promised retirement benefits.

The Legislative Committee, along with the support of our membership, and the guidance of our Lobbyists, Graff Public Solutions, LLC, will be working on the following:

• Advocating for an additional retired teacher on the TRB

Implementing the promised 50% Tax Exclusion

• Accomplished 50% Tax Exclusion

• Lowering the Pension Fund’s Assumed Rate of Return as it effects our Pension COLA

As the pandemic rages on, the Legislative Committee has maintained its meeting agenda and has enjoyed input from their members via virtual Zoom meeting. The committee chairs with the assistance of Executive Director, Tammy Gowash, will continue to keep members informed by emails, and updating the Facebook and Webpage. Thank you for your support.

Legislator Chamber Leaders – 2021

House Speaker (D): Matt Ritter (Hartford)

Minority Leader (R): Vincent Candelora (N. Branford)

Majority Leader: Jason Rojas (East Hartford)

Senate Pro Temp (D): Martin Looney (New Haven)

Minority Leader (R): Kevin Kelly (Stratford)

Majority Leader: Bob Duff (Norwalk)

Deputy Leader (R), Paul Formica (E. Lyme)

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