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Texas Legislature 2019

Texas Senate advances bill to shore up teacher pension fund

The bill would increase state, school district and teacher contributions to the fund, and provide a one-time additional check for retirees.

State Sen. Joan Huffman, R-Houston, during a meeting of the Senate State Affairs Committee on March 27, 2017. 

Texas Legislature 2019

The 86th Legislature runs from Jan. 8 to May 27. From the state budget to health care to education policy — and the politics behind it all — we focus on what Texans need to know about the biennial legislative session.

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