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The Daily Hustle: 10/12/10
City council's gypsy agenda
"...On the agenda: controversial changes to their employee pension system, the return of The Domain's zoning requests, and lots..."

Oct. 12, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Are City Employee Pensions at Risk?
Pension systems in Dallas and Houston have been beat up by bad spending.
"...Public pension systems – funds that pay out retirement income to city..."

Feb. 24, 2017 News Feature by Margaret Nicklas

No Growth at the Growth Fund
Despite charging millions of dollars in management fees, the Texas Growth Fund has returned zero to the state
"...Overall, the numbers are dismal. The largest, the Teacher Retirement System, for example, peaked at $90 billion in 2000..."

Jan. 30, 2004 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

Mutual Interests
Military might makes investments right for teachers and state employees in Texas.
"...specifically, it comes from money allocated by the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the Employees Retirement System of..."

Dec. 19, 2003 News Feature by Lucius Lomax

On the Lege: A $156 Million Disaster
The Accenture scheme blows up in the state's face
"...plan," said Will Rogers, spokesman for the Texas State Employees Union. "They were bound and determined to make this..."

March 23, 2007 News Column

This Way to the Big Top!
From budget disaster to hysterical bloodletting, the legislative circus is back in town
"...most Republicans (and some Democrats) to fixing Texas' nonfunctional system of taxation, and 3) an abiding (and seemingly inexplicable)..."

Jan. 14, 2011 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

Texas Oil Working in Sudan
Companies with international subsidiaries still doing business there
"...Stop the Darfur Genocide Act, which requires the Texas Employees Retirement System and the Teacher Retirement System to divest..."

Aug. 3, 2007 News Feature by Rita Radostitz

Running the Numbers
The Oct. 14 agenda, from briefings to land swaps
"...The city's Employees' Retirement System funded ratio (assets compared to liabilities). That's..."

Oct. 15, 2010 News Feature by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...Tuesday, observing Hart InterCivic's Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail system in action during that state's primary election. Travis County..."

Aug. 11, 2006 News Feature

Dentures Anyone?
Texas Ethics Commission spits out one of its few existing teeth in determining that public officials don't have to disclose the dollar amount of checks given to them as gifts
"...Ceverha, a GOP insider and board member of the Employees Retirement System of Texas. And the gift giver is..."

March 31, 2006 News Feature by Amy Smith

The Daily Hustle: 10/13/10
Big development deals coming to council
"...For the FBC contract, Gateway is the staff selection,..."

Oct. 13, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...we align all the components of our regional education system." The organization will examine Austin's schools, from preschool through..."

July 21, 2006 News Feature

Naked City
"...on the most unexpected of topics – getting state retirement funds out of firms that deal with Iran. A..."

July 27, 2007 News Feature

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...disqualify him from serving on the board of the Employees Retirement System of Texas, an independent investigator has determined...."

April 21, 2006 News Feature

IPic Will Be Second Austin Cinema to Reopen
Local branch of luxury chain firing up starting June 11
"...Theaters, LLC, an investment vehicle backed by the Teachers' Retirement System of Alabama and the Employees' Retirement System of..."

June 9, 2020 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Mayor Appoints Council Committees
10-1 Council members begin to take their places
"...Transportation Authority Board (Garza); Austin Fire Fighters Relief and Retirement Fund (Adler); Community Advancement Network Board of Directors (Houston,..."

Feb. 10, 2015 News Post by Michael King

The Daily Hustle: 12/13/10
2010's final City Council meeting
"...and passage” of three initiatives: Legislation amending the COA EmployeesRetirement System; Legislation codifying changes to COA Police Retirement..."

Dec. 13, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

No Thanksgiving for State Retirees
Attorney general blames lawmakers for missing legal way to make one-off payment
"...$500 payment for each eligible retiree in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas and the Employees Retirement System of..."

Nov. 24, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Rick Perry: More Ethical Than UT?
UT investment management firm decides not to divest from Sudan.
"...divestment bill. The bill removed all investments by the Employees Retirement System (ERS) and Teachers Retirement System in "scrutinized..."

Jan. 23, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Why Rick Went to Israel
Texas and Israel talk launch new trade talking shop, but Gov. Perry really wants to talk about Iran.
"...political posturing. Yet again, he called for the Texas Employees Retirement System and Teachers Retirement System to divest themselves..."

Sept. 27, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Perry vs. Ahmadinejad
What may make Rick Perry call a special session?
"...see whether he has the power to order the Employees Retirement System and Teacher Retirement System to get rid..."

July 23, 2007 News Post by Richard Whittaker

The Daily Hustle: 6/22/10
Agenda highlights, lowlights – 'til midnight?
"...and analysis of financing options for an Urban Rail System.”..."

June 22, 2010 News Post by Wells Dunbar

Headlines
"...the 86th Legislature. It includes raises for all county employees (including commissioners) and $4.3 million in first-year matching funds..."

Sept. 27, 2019 News Feature

Naked City
Beyond City Limits
"...the report. According to the Dec. 3 story, Texas Employees Retirement System Executive Director Sheila Beckett was told by..."

Dec. 6, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Headlines and happenings from Austin and beyond
"...health care plan, supporters will rally at the Texas Employees Retirement System building (18th and Brazos) from 5 to..."

March 5, 2004 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Breaking news from Austin, Central Texas, and the world

Dec. 6, 2002 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Naked City
Off the Desk:
"...proposal, which was supported by the New York City Employees' Retirement System, was almost identical to one he submitted..."

May 14, 1999 News Feature

Been Down So Long
Piecemeal Relief Is Recommended for Retired Teachers
"...But like many young teachers in Texas' public school system, she saw her future, and it didn't look good...."

Feb. 28, 1997 News Feature by Louisa C. Brinsmade

Capitol Chronicle
The Texas state budgeting process is called conservative, but might be better described as "penny wise, pound foolish."
"...guards, of course, are but one subset of state employees lining up for a raise. The state employees union..."

Jan. 26, 2001 News Column by Michael King

Capitol Briefs
"...of a massive state overhaul of the school funding system following the dismantling of the so-called Robin Hood system...."

June 1, 2007 News Column

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