Senate opts not to vote on school pension reform bill

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Legislature recessed for a month without passing a controversial school employee pension reform bill, according to

Senate Bill 1040, which passed the House 57-47 last Thursday, was not brought up for a vote in the Senate, reported. Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville, R-Monroe, told the media that Republicans in that chamber did not have enough votes to pass the bill.

The Senate and House are scheduled to resume session July 18.

SOURCE:, “Michigan Senate fails to vote on teacher pension reform,” June 14, 2012

FURTHER READING: Mackinac Center for Public Policy, “House GOP Hides Behind Rigged ‘Study,’” June 2, 2010, “Senate Bill 1040”