retiree benefits School Employees Win Long Fought Victory Over State By Cheyna Roth • Dec 20, 2017 s_falkow / flickr creative commons Michigan teachers and school employees celebrated a major victory over the state Wednesday. Michigan Public Radio’s Cheyna Roth explains the Michigan Supreme Court announced the state has to give back 550 million dollars to school employees. Legislature Approves Municipal Retirement Funding Bills By Associated Press • Dec 12, 2017 WKAR File Photo Bills designed to get a handle on municipalities' underfunded employee retirement benefits are going to Gov. Rick Snyder's desk for his expected signature. Michigan Panels OK Bills Aimed At Underfunded Retiree Plans By Associated Press • Dec 5, 2017 Republican-led legislative committees quickly approved bills Tuesday that would force local governments to boost their funding of employee retirement plans over time, an effort supporters say is necessary to prevent financial chaos down the road. Michigan Police, Firefighters Rally Over Pending Legislation By Associated Press • Nov 29, 2017 File Photo / WKAR-MSU Hundreds of police and firefighters have rallied at Michigan's Capitol in a show of force against pending legislation they fear could lead to cuts in retiree benefits.