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Gov. Christie Urges Fast Action On Reform Plans

Gov. Chris Christie (Credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

Gov. Chris Christie (Credit: Tim Larsen / Governor’s Office)

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WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) – Gov. Chris Christie says New Jersey lawmakers have only 36 days to enact his reform agenda before town governments start suffering.

Christie appeared in Gloucester County’s Washington Township on Monday for the 13th of the town hall meetings he’s held since September.

Christie says the state needs to make changes by the end of the year to equip towns to deal with a new law that caps property tax increases at 2 percent.

The governor says the needed changes include overhauling the arbitration process for local police and fire unions. The Democratic-controlled Legislature hasn’t taken up most of his proposals.

Unlike some previous meetings, none of the citizens who asked questions Monday particularly challenged Christie.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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