Gov. Rick Snyder signed off on a bill that will causes significant changes to the retirement plans for all new teachers and school employees hired after February 1, 2018. The collaborative billed compiled by Michigan’s House and Senate will automatically enroll all new school employees into the program starting next winter. The plans will have school districts pay 4 percent of the employee’s salary into their 401 (k) plan. New employees may also contribute their personal funds and the state would match their addition by 3 percent. University of Michigan-Flint teaching major Alicia Williams believes the changes are for the better.