SB546 would ask new school employees only, NOT current ones, to begin to pay more into their own health care plan. Commonly known as "graded health care premiums". Although it would not resolve any short term budget issues, it is a major reform. The cost of health insurance for school employees is huge, it eats up at least $1000 of every student's foundation grant dollars.
This reform will begin to bring down the long term cost of public education. It's a good thing.
Alas, it only received 51 YES votes.