Issues and legislation

Information on the current legislation and legislative news.

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Update on other imminent action

Health care bill, tenure, pensions on tap

In addition to dealing with the K-12 school aid budget, lawmakers are expected to take up several other important issues that will affect all public education employees, including health care.

Here's an overview:

Gov. Snyder’s education cuts worse than reported for many school districts

Dozens of districts face cuts greater than $1,000 per pupil

Nearly 200 Michigan school districts face cuts greater than $500 per student under Gov. Rick Snyder’s proposed budget, according to the non-partisan House Fiscal Agency.

NEA president emphasizes collaboration is key to transforming schools

WASHINGTON—National Education Association (NEA) President Dennis Van Roekel today joined other community and education leaders in a panel discussion on education policy at the National Action Network 20th Anniversary National Convention.

Judge rules 3 percent retirement health contribution is unconstitutional

Siding with MEA members, a judge has ruled that the Legislature requiring an additional 3 percent contribution by school employees for retiree health insurance is unconstitutional.

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