Friday, March 12, 2010

Governor's Retirement Proposals hit Michigan House and Senate

The Governor’s retirement legislation has been introduced in the Michigan Senate as SB 1226 (sponsored by Sen. Mark Jansen (R) Grand Rapids) and SB 1227 (sponsored by Sen. Judd Gilbert (R) Algonac). SB 1226 is the bill to amend the State Employees Retirement System and SB 1227 is the bill to amend the Public School Employees Retirement System.

The bill to amend MPSERS per the Governor’s proposal is has been introduced into the Michigan House as HB 5953 (sponsored by Rep. Bill Rogers (R) Brighton). The bill to amend the State Employees Retirement Plan with her changes is HB 5954 (sponsored by Rep. Chuck Moss (R) Birmingham).

It is noteworthy, to say the least, that a Democratic Governor's proposals have been introduced by all Republicans.

As the Governor's plan stands now, all school employees (NOT the employer) who are working next year, EXCEPT THOSE IN "MIP PLUS", will pay 3% more to the state.

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Governor Jennifer Granholm
517-373-3400 Phone 517-335-6863 Fax
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Speaker of the House Andy Dillon
Phone: 517-373-0857
Fax: 517-373-5976

Senate Majority Leader Mike Bishop
Phone: 517-373-2417
Fax: 517-373-2694

State Senator Nancy Cassis
Phone: 517-373-1758
Fax: 517-373-0938

State Senator Gilda Jacobs
Phone: 517-373-7888
Fax: 517-373- 2983

State Representative Vicki Barnett
Phone: 517-373-1793
Fax: 517-373-8501

State Representative Lisa Brown
Phone: 517-373-1799
Fax: 517-373-8361

State Representative Hugh Crawford
Phone: 517-373-0827
Fax: 517-373-5873

State Representative Eileen Kowall
Phone: 517-373-2616
Fax: 517-373-5843