Passed 22 to 16 in the Senate on April 14, 2010, to require state employees to pay an additional 3 percent of their salary into their pension fund. This will save some $35 million in the next fiscal year and $304.5 million over 10 years. The measure applied to state employees hired before 1997 who have defined benefit pensions; those hired since have 401K-type defined contribution pensions.
View All of Senate Bill 1226: History, Amendments & Comments
The vote was 22 in favor, 16 against, and 0 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 180)
State employee early retirement package
|Allen (R)||Birkholz (R)||Bishop (R)||Brown (R)||Cassis (R)|
|Cropsey (R)||Garcia (R)||George (R)||Gilbert (R)||Hardiman (R)|
|Jansen (R)||Jelinek (R)||Kuipers (R)||McManus (R)||Nofs (R)|
|Pappageorge (R)||Patterson (R)||Richardville (R)||Sanborn (R)||Stamas (R)|
|Van Woerkom (R)|
|Anderson (D)||Barcia (D)||Basham (D)||Brater (D)||Cherry (D)|
|Clark-Coleman (D)||Clarke (D)||Gleason (D)||Hunter (D)||Jacobs (D)|
|Olshove (D)||Prusi (D)||Scott (D)||Thomas (D)||Whitmer (D)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS ALL VOTES
|Y Allen (R)||n Anderson (D)||n Barcia (D)||n Basham (D)||Y Birkholz (R)|
|Y Bishop (R)||n Brater (D)||Y Brown (R)||Y Cassis (R)||n Cherry (D)|
|n Clark-Coleman (D)||n Clarke (D)||Y Cropsey (R)||Y Garcia (R)||Y George (R)|
|Y Gilbert (R)||n Gleason (D)||Y Hardiman (R)||n Hunter (D)||n Jacobs (D)|
|Y Jansen (R)||Y Jelinek (R)||n Kahn (R)||Y Kuipers (R)||Y McManus (R)|
|Y Nofs (R)||n Olshove (D)||Y Pappageorge (R)||Y Patterson (R)||n Prusi (D)|
|Y Richardville (R)||Y Sanborn (R)||n Scott (D)||Y Stamas (R)||Y Switalski (D)|
|n Thomas (D)||Y Van Woerkom (R)||n Whitmer (D)|
Senate Roll Call 180 on 2010 Senate Bill 1226
We as an average citizen keep loosing our retirement and the state government start complaining if there is any change in theirs. A 6. something is great as we with social security get a 1 percent raise and then it is taken away by Medicare/medicaid.........Go figure. Great place to work if for the government in an office!!