No easy solution for underfunded teacher pensions

By BROOKE KANSIER
Capital News Service

LANSING – The Michigan Public School Employee Retirement System (MPSERS) is setting new records – and not in a good way.

The pension system is underfunded by $26.5 billion – the biggest hole ever, according to the Midland-based Mackinac Center for Public Policy.

MPSERS serves K-12 public school districts, community colleges, intermediate districts and a handful of libraries and public universities. As of last year, it had 227,756 active members and 204,512 retirees.
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