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Patricia Macias

President, Texas Retired Teacher Association

Patricia R. Macias is president of the Texas Retired Teacher Association (TRTA). She taught 8th and 9th grade math and algebra in the Alice ISD for 30 years, retired in 2008, and has been actively involved with TRTA ever since.

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Securing the future of educators

The Legislature should increase state contributions to the TRS Pension Trust Fund to 8.6 percent from 6.8 percent. This would increase the base funding and open the door for retirees (95 percent of whom have no Social Security) to receive a desperately needed cost-of-living increase.