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An aggressive plan to limit retirement health care benefits for police officers, firefighters and other government workers in Michigan is being considered by lawmakers in Lansing.


Under the plan, a local unit of government would be prohibited from paying more than 80 percent of retiree health care costs if its program is funded at less than 80 percent of outstanding liabilities.


Bill sponsor Earl Poleski says health care costs continue to rise while revenues remain static which is not economically sustainable for local municipalities.



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