Sen. Jones introduces bill requiring retired legislators to pay more for their health care

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Sen. Jones introduces bill requiring retired legislators to pay more for their health care

LANSING— State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, introduced his first bill of the 2013 legislative session on Wednesday. 

“Retired legislators should not have a better benefit package than other retired state employees,” said Jones. “If other retired state employees and teachers have to pay twenty percent of their health care, so should retired legislators.”

Senate Bill 30 would require retired members of the state House and Senate to pay twenty percent of their health insurance costs. This measure would bring retired legislators in line with other retired state employees.

Jones fought for this last session and has pledged to fight for it in every session until it gets passed.

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