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Proposition 9 would increase pensions for retired teachers and public school employees

If approved by voters on Nov. 7, the proposal would allocate $3.3 billion to the Teacher Retirement System of Texas, increasing pensions between 2% and 6%.

Retired educator Joe Ramirez sits at a desk surrounded by walls of photos and awards in his Austin home on Nov. 2, 2023.

Photos, posters and pennants are displayed on the walls of Joe Ramirez' Austin home on Nov. 2, 2023.

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