AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation and its allies will hold a press conference on TODAY, April 20, at 10:30 a.m. CDT, in the Speaker’s Committee Room in the Texas State Capitol. Members of the local pension reform coalition will call for decisive action from the 84th Texas Legislature to restore local control of state-governed municipal retirement systems. 
Following the press conference, the House Committee on Pensions is scheduled to hold hearing on House Bill 2608, which seeks to restore local control of state-governed municipal retirement systems by granting decision-making rights to the governing body of the sponsoring municipality. 



Texas State Senator Bettencourt
Texas State Representative Jim Murphy
Texas State Representative Matt Schaefer
Texas State Representative Phil Stephenson
Texas Public Policy Foundation
Reason Foundation
Texas Association of Business
Greater Houston Partnership
Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute
Texans for Positive Economic Policy
New Revolution Now
Kingwood TEA Party
The Austin TEA Party
Press Conference for Restoring Local Control of Municipal Retirement Systems


TODAY, April 20, 2015  
10:30 a.m. CDT – NOTE NEW TIME


Speaker’s Committee Room 2W.6
Texas State Capitol


Additional coalition members include Americans for Prosperity—Texas; Action Now Initiative; R Street Institute; Direct Action Texas; Texas Eagle Forum; the Institute for Policy Innovation; and Grassroots America: We the People.

The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.

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