Speaker: Unions chip in or no vote

(WXYZ) - Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger tells 7 Action News he may withhold a vote on state money in Detroit's bankruptcy case until summer. 

About $350 million dollars from the state would help save the collection at the Detroit Institute of Arts from being sold while softening cuts to pensions for retirees. 

The speaker says he wants all Detroit City retirees and employees to settle their claims against the state including appeals that pensions are protected by the Michigan Constitution against cuts. 

Active city employees are still in closed Mediation over terms.  All employees will vote on the Detroit Plan of Adjustment next month and cuts would remain uncertain in that plan. 

Last week, Speaker Bolger also said Detroit City employee unions need to come to the table with money and no vote would be taken in the Michigan House of Representatives until that happens. 

Bolger has not set a figure on how much that should be.  Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and Michigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville do not take the same position as Bolger.  The Governor today called this "challenging".   

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