Teacher pension changes a top priority for Michigan GOP

Michigan’s Republican2016 325925760-TDNBrd_DETROIT_12-15-2016_TDNXX_1_A006~~2016~12~14~IMG_2016_3.jpg-led Legislature could be on a crash course with GOP Gov. Rick Snyder over plans to eliminate teacher pensions for new hires, end the state’s “prevailing wage” law and slash personal income taxes.

Snyder and legislative leaders are likely to find common ground more often than not in the new two-year session that begins Wednesday, but an increasingly conservative state House will not find a rubber stamp on the budget-focused governor’s desk.  Read More