10242017 Manar Retired Teachers of Christian Co 350TAYLORVILLE — Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) joined the Retired Teachers of Christian County for its annual fall meeting Tuesday, Oct. 24.

The group met at the Christian County Extension Center in Taylorville. Manar discussed the state’s new school funding formula and provided an update on the fall veto session and the state budget. He also answered questions about funding for the Teachers Retirement Insurance Program and Gov. Rauner’s efforts to enlist the federal government’s help in weakening unions and pension benefits in Illinois.

Manar is chairman of one the Illinois Senate’s two appropriations committees. He also is a member of the Senate’s education, labor, agriculture and executive appointments committees. He sponsored the landmark school funding reform legislation that was signed into law in August.

Retired Teachers of Christian County is celebrating its 60th year. Its first meeting was Aug. 2, 1957. The organization’s purpose is to work in cooperation with state and national associations of retired teachers to promote the social, professional and economic well-being of retired teachers.

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