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Aquilina said the Michigan Constitution prohibits actions that will lessen the pension benefits of public employees, including those in the City of Detroit. Snyder and Orr violated the constitution by going ahead with the bankruptcy filing, because they know reductions in those benefits will result, Aquilina said.This is utterly specious. The Michigan Constitution doesn't govern the compensation of city employees, much less that of former employees. The sole mention of collective bargaining in the constitution applies to state troopers.