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Teacher Retirement Cost Shift Still on the Table

Be ready to voice your concerns

Though a proposal to shift the state's responsibility for teacher retirement onto cities and towns was taken out of the teacher pension bill in committee, the idea is still being discussed in the legislature, and anything can happen between now and June 5, when the legislative session ends.

In fact, Governor Lamont announced this week that he is not backing down from his plan for a cost shift. If such a plan were to pass, most cities and towns would be left with less funding for their schools, and teachers' future salaries and health benefits could be negatively impacted.

Watch your inbox for Action Alerts and other updates on the issue and be prepared to contact your legislators to express their concerns. Urge your colleagues to do the same.

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