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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    In the MACKINAC CENTER Sphere Today

    By THE MC Mackinac Center Blog, Section News
    Posted on Thu Jan 07, 2010 at 09:01:18 AM EST
    Tags: Mackinac Center (all tags)

    The latest posts from the MC, the Mackinac Center blog.

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    Elegy for Cities Embracing Smart Growth — With apologies to John Lennon, I imagine a city without cars. / Exhaust fumes replaced by fine boutiques and fern bars. ...

    School Health Insurance Database Unveiled — The database contains health insurance information for more than 500 Michigan school districts and includes plan providers, plan titles, monthly premium costs, employee contributions and number of enrollees.

    The Expensive Mystery of "Project Cherrywood" — State tax credits for the SEIU deserve more scrutiny.

    Michigan's Tax System Is Much Better Than Michigan's Economy — Michigan government's revenue situation is doing much better than the rest of the economy.

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    Teacher Insurance Data Base (none / 0) (#1)
    by grannynanny on Thu Jan 07, 2010 at 04:13:24 PM EST

    One district 707 union personnel = $997,732.54 in premiums per month.  

    Cost to union personnel = $0.

    And these people are crying poor - unbelievable!

    $700/pupil in cadillac healthcare benefits (none / 0) (#2)
    by Tom McMillin on Thu Jan 07, 2010 at 08:37:13 PM EST
    This Healthcare database is excellent - big picture, it shows about $700 per pupil or so is going toward excessive healthcare benefits.

    on top of this, disticts pay about 19% of salary costs into the state pension fund for school employees...I think the average business may match the first few percent (usually not 1 for 1 anymore)...so they might pay 1% - 4% of salary costs toward a 401K --- so taxpayers are on the hook for about 15% excessive retirement costs (which roughly equates to around $7500/yr/employee or about another $700 per pupil).

    So between excessive healthcare and pension benefits, it costs schools about $1,400 per pupil of extra costs that should be on the table...and they were complaining about $165 and an additional $127 p.p. cut (the latter didn't occur after the gov found her threat and dog-and-pony show didn't work).

    I'm pretty sure municipalities are in the same boat ("have to cut police/fire?  No - just show me their benefit packages).

    Ditto for state employees (see my benefits at
    http://www.gophouse.com/readarticle.asp?id=6061&District=45 )
    though legislators aren't in the pension system, but we do get 401K matches up to 7% of our salary.

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