3% Healthcare Deduction for Public School Employees Ruled Unconstitutional

By: News 10
By: News 10

A Michigan law that requires public school employees to pay three percent of the their pay for retiree health care has been ruled unconstitutional.

Retired circuit court judge James Giddings released his decision last Friday.

Giddings said the deduction takes money without due process of law.

Earlier this year, another Ingham Circuit Court judge ruled a similar deduction for state employees unconstitutional. However, the Michigan Court of Appeals said the state could continue deducting the money, but must put it in escrow.

Both cases will likely go to higher courts.

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