Passed 20 to 14 in the Senate on September 23, 2010, to increase by 6.7 percent the pension benefits of high-seniority state employees who retire this year. Also, to increase by 3 percent contributions remaining state employees make to their post-retirement benefits, but only for three years. The money would not bolster underfunded pension funds, but go to retiree health benefits. The bill would also prohibit a "double dipping" scheme where "retired" state employees collect pensions and also get paid as a contract employee.
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The vote was 20 in favor, 14 against, and 4 not voting.
(Senate Roll Call 462)
State employee early retirement package
|Allen (R)||Birkholz (R)||Bishop (R)||Brown (R)||Cassis (R)|
|Cropsey (R)||George (R)||Gilbert (R)||Hardiman (R)||Jansen (R)|
|Jelinek (R)||Kahn (R)||Kuipers (R)||McManus (R)||Nofs (R)|
|Pappageorge (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)||Whitmer (D)|
SENATE LEGISLATORS WHO DID NOT VOTE
|Garcia (R)||Patterson (R)||Switalski (D)||Thomas (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)||- 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)||Y Kahn (R)||Y Kuipers (R)||Y McManus (R)|
|Y Nofs (R)||n Olshove (D)||Y Pappageorge (R)||- Patterson (R)||n Prusi (D)|
|Y Richardville (R)||Y Sanborn (R)||n Scott (D)||Y Stamas (R)||- Switalski (D)|
|- Thomas (D)||Y Van Woerkom (R)||n Whitmer (D)|
Senate Roll Call 462 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!!
2) Re: 2010 Senate Bill 1226 (Senate state employee pension reform package ) by victor88 on September 27, 2012
3) Re: 2010 Senate Bill 1226 (Senate state employee pension reform package ) by kinito on April 16, 2012
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