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The Governor To Consider Pile Of Bills After Holiday

Jul 3, 2017

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder
Credit State of Michigan / michigan.gov

Governor Rick Snyder has a pile of bills waiting for him after the holiday. 

Probably the biggest bill on the governor’s desk is about the state’s public school employee retirement system.  A few weeks ago, the governor and top Republicans cut a deal on teacher retirement plans.  This bill would change the current system to make 401ks more attractive.  But it would also make pensions more expensive. 

Critics say the new retirement plans would be unattractive to new teachers.  They say having a stronger pension plan would draw teachers to the state.  Proponents say a strong 401k will be attractive to teachers because they want portability. 

The governor will also consider bills about unauthorized beer and wine sales and liquor advertising regulations.

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—Cheyna Roth is a reporter for the Michigan Public Radio network.  Contact WEMU News at 734.487.3363 or email us at studio@wemu.org