changing state legislation for retirement
my department is state funded (texas) and currently our retirement is based off the rule of 80 (age + years of service = 80). which means most of our guys will be in their sixties when they can retire. we are penalized 5% each year before age of 60. we need to make a change to the state legislation in order to make a change in our situation. we'd like a 20 year retirement. (state troopers have a 20 year retirement). if anyone has any experience or information they can offer in dealing with state governments it would be greatly appreciated. we are a small department and are not in a union.