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Michigan Pension System Back In Supreme Court

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Michigan Supreme Court will take a look at a 2011 law that made big changes to the state's pension system.

Right now, thousands of state employees have to contribute 4% of their pay to get full pension benefits.

They also have the option of freezing their pension, and moving to a 401(K).

In August, a judge struck down part of the law after unions sued.

The appeals court ruled only the Civil Service Commission can change compensation.

It's now up to the state appeals court to determine of the law is constitutional.