TPEA presents an award to Senator Lois Kolkhorst

TEXAS PUBLIC EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION RECOGNIZES TEXAS SENATOR FOR HER CONTRIBUTIONS DURING THE 87TH LEGISLATIVE SESSION

December 8, 2021

Austin, Texas (December 8, 2021) — The Texas Public Employees Association (TPEA), the largest nonunion, nonpartisan association for active and retired Texas state employees, recently honored Texas Senator Lois Kolkhorst with an award for providing valuable support in restoring the Employees Retirement System (ERS) pension fund.

“We are happy to recognize Senator Kolkhorst for providing valuable support in tackling the pension debt,” said Executive Director Ann Bishop. “We are thankful to Senator Kolkhorst for ensuring that the over 10,000 essential Texas employees and retirees of her district and of the entire state maintain their well-deserved pensions.”

TPEA was instrumental in the creation of the ERS pension fund and health insurance for state employees and retirees. Most recently, the association lobbied for the additional monies necessary to both address an almost $15B debt and move the ERS pension fund toward actuarial soundness.

About The Texas Public Employees Association:
Founded in 1946, the Texas Public Employees Association (TPEA) is the largest association for active and retired state employees and is focused on promoting and preserving the salaries and quality benefits enjoyed by hardworking state employees who are essential to the health and functionality of our state. For more information, visit https://www.tpea.org/.

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