KALW: Newsom Signs Bill Protecting Benefits of Retired Teachers

The governor on Friday signed Senate Bill 432, proposed by Sen. Dave Cortese, a San Jose Democrat, ensuring retired teachers will have legal protection against penalties arising from errors made by the California State Teachers' Retirement System or CalSTRS.

Cortese said in a statement Friday: "Caring for California's students means taking care of all the people who work at our public schools. Governor Newsom recognizes the importance of ensuring that retired teachers are not penalized through no fault of their own."

The senator added that the proposed law will bolster the teaching profession "during a time when it's needed most," amid rising living costs across much of the state.

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