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Gov. Snyder overhauls benefits packages for Michigan school employees

MICHIGAN -- Michigan teachers are on edge as Gov. Rick Snyder overhauled benefits packages for teachers and school employees.

According to the measure, they will not be able to get state provided health care when they retire. Also because of the overhaul, school employees have to pay more for pensions.

Officials said the measure cuts at least $15 billion from a $45 billion liability on the system. The reductions include a $130 million contribution by the state towards retirement costs.

According to our sister station ABC7 in Detroit, many current teachers say the changes destroy promises of pensions and health care coverage in retirement.

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