Dear Michigan State Senators and State Representatives,

The Police Officers Association of Michigan (POAM) absolutely opposes the legislation as written. The bills are being rushed through without proper review. Contrary to the spin being given by supporters, these bills do not help police and fire.

The legislation as written would allow any employer, no matter how well funded, to change and eliminate retirees healthcare. This is not helpful.

POAM believes OPEB reforms are needed, but in a rush for passage, these bills are severely flawed. Let’s take some time and do it correctly.

POAM urges you to vote NO, on this flawed legislation.

Kenneth E. Grabowski
Legislative Director

*This letter was sent to all state senators and state representatives by POAM.