State employee pension plan requirement ruled unconstitutional
Another law requiring state employees to pay more for their benefits was struck down in court today. This requirement governed pension plan contributions. Another law requiring retiree health care contributions was found unconstitutional last year.
LANSING - Unions representing state employees have won another battle in their fight over benefits with Gov. Rick Snyder and the Legislature. Ingham County Circuit Judge Joyce Draganchuk, in an opinion released today, ruled unconstitutional a 2011 state law that requires state employees who are members of the defined benefit pension plan to put 4% of their pay toward the retirement fund.