LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The AARP and other retiree groups on Wednesday said they will argue before the Michigan Supreme Court that parts of the state's new tax on pensions are unconstitutional, particularly related to public employees.

The retiree groups filed a friend of the court brief on the matter this week. Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's administration says the tax is constitutional and has asked the high court to review it. Oral arguments are scheduled for Sept. 7.

Snyder signed the sweeping tax law in May. The new law will end income tax exemptions for some types of retiree income, including pensions, starting in 2012. Eligibility to continue existing exemptions will be based on when a taxpayer was born and other factors.

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