AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) Center for Local Governance Director James Quintero will testify before the House Committee on Pensions TODAY, Monday, April 20th, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. or upon final adjournment in Room E2.028 at the Texas State Capitol. Quintero will testify on House Bill 2608, which would restore control of pensions to the respective localities.

“Texans living and working in major cities all over the state are paying taxes for local pension plans that they have little or no control over,” said Quintero. “Some of the state’s largest local retirement systems have fashioned a system that puts Austin between them and their taxpayers. It’s time that the Legislature acted to get Austin out of the way and restored local pension control.”

WHO:
 
James Quintero, Director, Center for Local Governance, TPPF
 
WHAT:
 
Testimony before the Texas House Committee on Pensions
 
WHEN:

 

TODAY, Monday, April 20, 2015
2:00 p.m. CDT or upon final adjournment
 
WHERE:  
 
Texas State Capitol
Room E2.028

To schedule an interview with Mr. Quintero, please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700.

James Quintero is director of the Center for Local Governance at the Texas Public Policy Foundation.

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

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