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Detroit retirees face tough choices in vote

Posted: June 9, 2014 at 4:50 a.m.

In this May 27, 2014 photo retired Detroit bus driver Art Vardiman holds a computer disk he received in the mail that holds hundreds of pages of documents, a six-page blue ballot about cuts to his pension and a white one on  health insurance in Detroit. Retirees with pensions at risk have until July 11 to vote on Detroits exit plan from bankruptcy.  General retirees like Vardiman would see a 4.5 percent cut in their pension and elimination of annual inflation payments. Police and fire retirees fare better.
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In this May 27, 2014 photo retired Detroit bus driver Art Vardiman holds a computer disk he received in the mail that holds hundreds of pages of documents, a six-page blue ballot about cuts to his pension and a white one on health insurance in Detroit. Retirees with pensions at risk have until July 11 to vote on Detroits exit plan from bankruptcy. General retirees like Vardiman would see a 4.5 percent cut in their pension and elimination of annual inflation payments. Police and fire retirees fare better.

Retired Detroit bus driver Art Vardiman recently received a computer disk in the mail that contains hundreds of pages of documents. He also got a six-page blue ballot about cuts to his pension and a white one about health insurance.

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