Funding for Public Education and Retired Teachers’ Health Insurance Fund

Many important bills, including the state budget, were debated and passed in the 2013 legislative session that adjourned at midnight last night. Thanks to the hard work of CEA active and retired members, the House and Senate voted to keep the Appropriations Committee funding for the retired teachers’ health insurance fund in the final budget.…

Community Schools Model Passes House and Senate

Schools in Connecticut will soon have a new option for providing various educational and social services to students, families, and community members. An Act Concerning Community Schools passed the Connecticut House today, has already passed the Senate, and Governor Malloy is expected to sign it into law. The bill allows any public school to adopt a Community…

Budget Includes 25% Contribution to Retired Teachers’ Health Insurance Fund

The legislature’s Appropriations Committee today released its budget, which includes a 25% state contribution to the Retired Teachers’ Health Insurance Fund for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. State law requires the state to make a 33.3% contribution to the fund, but the governor and legislature can override this law. The original budget proposal would have…

Governor Signs Historic Gun and School Safety Law–Honors Victims of the Newtown Massacre

“Through our efforts today we honor those we lost,” said Governor Dannel P. Malloy, before he signed into law an historic gun and school safety bill, developed in response to the Newtown massacre that left 20 children and six educators dead. Several Newtown parents, including Nicole Hockley, who lost her son Dylan in the Dec.…

Teachers Praise Legislative Actions to Keep Students and Public Schools Safe

The Connecticut Education Association (CEA) applauds the governor and top legislative leaders for their leadership and bipartisan collaboration in developing a strong bill to address gun violence and keep Connecticut schools safe. The bill is before both chambers of the legislature today. “The Sandy Hook tragedy spurred legislators to develop one of the toughest gun…

Teachers Continue to Contact Their Legislators and Urge You to Do the Same

Your colleagues have made numerous calls urging legislators to continue the state’s contribution to the Retired Teachers’ Health Insurance Fund. Please join your colleagues and keep up the effort. The legislature’s Appropriations Committee is still weighing  whether state dollars will be put into the fund for the next two years and every call makes a…

Watch Video to Find Out Why Teachers Are Alarmed About Their Health Insurance

The legislature’s Appropriations Committee is deciding the future of your retiree health care benefits. The committee is meeting to decide whether to continue the state’s funding to the Retired Teachers’ Health Insurance Fund. If the legislature decides to eliminate the state’s contribution to the fund as the governor has proposed, you will likely be paying…