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Politics & Government
1:05 pm
Tue March 11, 2014

Congressman Kildee makes case for renewal of unemployment insurance

Rep. Dan Kildee says its insulting when Senators in Washington believe that those who are unemployed want to be in that position.
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A deal to renew federal benefits for the country’s long-term unemployed continues to elude the U.S. Congress. However, supporters of the effort, which include Democrats and a growing number of Republicans, are hopeful of a breakthrough in the Senate this week. There, Senators are looking at two proposals, one from each party.

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3:13 pm
Thu May 2, 2013

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Live-In Partner Benefits Case

The Michigan Supreme Court has declined to hear a challenge to the policy that allows live-in partners of state employees to be covered by their health coverage.

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5:38 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Court Of Appeals Upholds State Worker Live-In Partner Benefits

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A divided Michigan Court of Appeals panel has upheld extending health benefits to the live-in partners of state employees. 

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6:23 pm
Wed September 5, 2012

Judge Blocks Full Implementation of Benefits Law

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A judge has temporarily blocked full implementation of a new law requiring Michigan public school employees to pay more for their pensions.

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6:41 pm
Tue September 4, 2012

Governor Signs Pension Law as Court Battle Looms

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The return of children to classrooms on Tuesday coincided with Governor Rick Snyder approving some big changes to how teachers will save for retirement.

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6:19 pm
Wed August 15, 2012

Michigan Senate Approves Teacher Changes

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The Michigan Senate has approved a compromise bill that would end state-provided health coverage in retirement for new public school employees and require current workers to pay more for their pensions.

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6:19 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Senate Comes Back to Reconsider Teacher Changes

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Majority Republicans in the Michigan Legislature agree the weight of a $45 billion pension liability for public school employees will crush the system if left untended, but they differ on how to fix it.
 
The Senate is expected to consider a measure Wednesday that could be a compromise, pledging further action after the November election.

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6:21 pm
Thu June 7, 2012

MI Budget Czar: Go Slow on Teacher Retirement Changes

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Michigan's budget director says he doesn't want lawmakers to pass legislation next week putting new teachers into a 401(k)-style retirement plan.

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6:30 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

GM to Buy Out White-Collar Pensions

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General Motors is changing the way it pays monthly benefits to white-collar retirees, and cutting its U.S. pension obligation by $26 billion.

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6:29 pm
Mon May 21, 2012

Michigan House Panel Changes Teacher Benefits Bill

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New teachers in Michigan still would get hybrid pensions under changes made to a teacher benefits bill.

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6:14 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Senate OKs Bill Ending Pensions for New Teachers

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The Michigan Senate has passed legislation that would end pensions for newly hired public school employees and switch them into a 401 (k)-style retirement plan.
 
The Republican-led Senate on Thursday passed the measure that includes many changes to the state's public school employees' retirement system. The bill now goes to the House.
 
A key provision would end the pension plan for teachers hired after July 1, 2013.
 

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12:00 am
Tue May 15, 2012

House Dems Launch Effort to Help Michigan's Working Mothers

Michigan House Democrats support a package of four bills that would provide greater assistance to working mothers. House Republicans are critical of most tenets of the plan.
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A group of Michigan House Democrats is urging that something be done for the state’s working poor.

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7:16 pm
Wed April 11, 2012

Teachers Oppose Proposed Cuts to Pensions, Retirement Health Benefits

Teachers turned out by the hundreds Wednesday to pack a hearing room in Lansing. They showed up to oppose a measure that would force them to pay more for their retirement health care and pension benefits.

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