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    CEA to Legislators: Yes, It Is a Teacher Tax

    October 23, 2017

    CEA President Sheila Cohen today sent a letter to legislators explaining why teachers oppose the teacher payroll tax in the latest budget proposal. Some legislators have been telling teachers the increased pension contribution is not a tax. Read the letter below to understand why it is, in fact, a tax—a tax that unfairly targets teachers. […]


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    New CEA TV Ad Now on Air

    October 23, 2017

    The second in a pair of CEA TV commercials highlighting the important work of public school teachers is now on air. The ad draws attention to the teachers who recognize each student’s true potential and provide the encouragement, inspiration, and support to help every student achieve—because every student matters and every teacher matters. Click here […]


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    State Treasure Warns About Legal Implications of Increasing Payroll Tax on Teachers

    October 22, 2017

    The most recent budget proposal out of the state legislature has caused State Treasurer Denise Nappier to issue a rare warning to legislators. Nappier said the proposal in the budget to require teachers to pay a larger pension contribution “could result in significant tax liability for teachers” and “could jeopardize the tax-exempt status of the entire” Teachers’ […]





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