Secure Teacher Pensions and Repeal the 1% Teacher Tax



Secure Teacher Pensions and Repeal the 1% Teacher Tax

Secure Teacher Pensions and Repeal the 1% Teacher Tax

Protect teachers' retirement by placing a state asset, such as the Connecticut lottery, into the fund to ensure the long-term solvency, stability, and benefit structure of the teachers' pension system and repeal the 1% tax on teachers.

Goal: Place the Connecticut Lottery into the state teachers' retirement fund to reduce the state's unfunded liability; ensure the long-term solvency, stability, and benefit structure of the fund; and repeal the 1% tax on teachers.

  • Place the Connecticut Lottery into the Teacher Retirement System to ensure the state fulfills its obligation to fully finance the state teachers' retirement fund and keep it solvent over the long term
  • Repeal the 1% payroll tax imposed on teachers in 2017 and ensure no future increases

HB 7148: An Act Concerning the State Budget for the Biennium Ending June Thirtieth, 2021, related to The State Teachers' Retirement Board (STRB)


Read testimony from CEA before the Appropriations Committee.

Jeff Leake
CEA President
Robyn Kaplan-Cho
Retirement Specialist

SB 901: An Act Concerning Retirement Plans Offered by Political Subdivisions of This State


Read testimony from CEA before the Appropriations Committee.

Ray Rossomando
CEA Director of Policy, Research, and Government Relations

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