Bonus '13th' Check for Retired Texas Teachers At-Risk After Dems Break Quorum

On Friday, committees in both the House and Senate speedily passed along bills providing up to $2,400 to teacher retirees no later than January 2022

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The walkout in the Texas Legislature could end up hitting retired teachers in their pockets.

On Tuesday, the Senate passed -- on a 22-0 vote -- a bill that would provide a one-time additional annuity payment, known by teachers and lawmakers as a “13th check.”

But the likelihood of that additional pension check actually making it to retirees looks doubtful, since legislation passed by the Senate also needs the House’s approval.

Read more about this story from our partners at The Dallas Morning News.

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