Social Security has announced that they will be granting a cost of living increase of 1.3% for the current year. Based on the statutes governing Cost of Living Adjustments (COLA) for members, the Connecticut Teachers’ Retirement Board will be granting COLA changes.
ARTC PAC, though a part of ARTC, must remain separate from ARTC. This committee endorses candidates on the state level, raises and spends money in support of our candidates. ARTC cannot spend money on candidates or politics, but must endorse candidates chosen by PAC. Since we spend lots of money on candidates and political issues that affect retired teachers,
we need to continually raise money.
Go to http://artct.org/artc-endorsement/ for more information.
The following are the Committee’s priorities at this time:
Lobbyist Report The 2022 Legislative session gaveled in on February 9th, 2022, with the COVID epidemic still casting a shadow over all of the activities and functions that normally take place at the Capitol. The current plan is to open up the building to more public engagement in March and April however if COVID cases were to surge again, this would very likely lead to a delay in opening the building fully to the public. In addition, it is likely that optional events like public receptions and lobby days will continue to be restricted.
On a brighter note, the budget picture remains positive for the state. This was reflected in the Governor’s budget proposal which included tax cuts and sustained spending on government programs. A stable economy with strong tax revenues coming to the state remains ARTC’s best friend when it comes to protecting our recently enacted income tax exclusion on teacher pensions and the state being able to fully fund the teacher pension account. Stay tuned for more updates as the legislative session progresses before winding down in early May.
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