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Gov. Christie Signs Arbitration Law

WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill on Tuesday that aims to help New Jersey towns control costs and ease property tax increases.

The bill would cap salary awards, including longevity pay and automatic step increases, for police and firefighters at 2 percent when their unions engage arbitrators to settle contracts. It also fast-tracks the arbitration process.

Pension and health care costs are not included in the cap, which will lapse in three years.

Christie praised Democratic legislative leaders for their help passing the bill, which is part of the governor’s package meant to stem property tax increases above 2 percent.

Christie signed the bill in Wayne.

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One Comment

  1. williamstaerk says:

    You know what You guys should stop complaining because, one the health care we have now isnt as good as it was supposed to be. also the law has just been signed so give it some time. so if u want to say u have the right to choose tell that to ur congress men or state official. If you do not have insurance and need one You can find full medical coverage at the lowest price by searching online for “Wise Health Insurance” If you have health insurance and do not care about cost just be happy it and trust me you are not going to loose anything!

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