At the state level we support legislative efforts for cost of living raises, repayment of teachers retirement fund, and credit for veterans. It is interesting that Indiana is one of only two states that do not provide automatic COLA's for pensions. We have to fight for what we get each year. Please thank our local educators for their support of a special '13th check' which was added to your September pension check this past year. In these difficult economic times, it is most appreciated!