Opinion: Pouring pensions into potholes is too great a risk

A pension is a promise of a secure retirement. But too often in Lansing, they’re viewed as piggy banks to be broken into for political purposes.

As a young educator, I remember then-Gov. John Engler diverting state payments from the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System to fund other priorities — which accelerated us down a road of unfunded pension liabilities.

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Aspiring educators connect with young students to explore ways to make a difference

Students share ideas for positive change through essay contest EAST LANSING — Michigan elementary school students recently shared their ideas to make positive change in their communities, with six winning a statewide essay contest spearheaded by the Michigan Education Association’s Aspiring Educators of Michigan program. With the award-winning children’s picture book “We Are Water Protectors” […]