pension reform

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

‘The Rock’ Says He Has No Hard Feelings Toward Christie After Video Controversy

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has said he has no hard feelings toward New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, after he body-slammed Christie’s humorous attempt to sell a pension-reform plan.

07/19/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio

De Blasio Gets Some Of What He Wants In State Budget Deal

Mayor Bill de Blasio received the funding for universal pre-kindergarten in the New York State budget – albeit without the tax hike on the wealthy he had requested.

04/01/2014

NYC Employee Retirement System form

NYC Workers Storm Retirement Systems Office To Get In On Soon-To-Be-Expired Pension Plan

They were calling out numbers at the New York City Employees Retirement System offices Thursday, and although they weren’t giving out winning Mega Millions tickets, many will be set for life.

03/29/2012

New York State Legislature

Landmark Pension Reform Figures To Save New York State $80 Billion Over 30 Years

Pension reform was signed into law Friday in Albany. The landmark legislation changes future government workers’ retirement benefits and saves the state billions.

03/16/2012

New York State Legislature

Albany Mega Deal To Cover Redistricting, Casinos, Pension Reform Nearly Done

Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders are expected to finalize a deal Wednesday night to settle four of the thorniest and high-profile issues at the state capital.

03/14/2012

Gov. Cuomo (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images); Mayor Bloomberg (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

Battle Lines Drawn Between N.Y. Government, Public Workers Over Pension Reform

The intense battle raging in Albany to reform public worker pensions was joined Tuesday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a bipartisan coalition of local officials who say pensions are choking their budgets and must be slashed.

03/13/2012

Gov. Chris Christie (credit: Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

NJ Paves Way On Tightening Public Worker Benefits

The nation’s financial downturn left many states in such a precarious position that they were forced this year to make tough decisions on expensive but long-untouchable public employee benefits.

07/02/2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (credit:AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Political Analysts Say Christie’s Public Employee Benefits Reform ‘Significant’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says a deal to reform public employee benefits is his greatest accomplishment since taking office in 2010.

06/24/2011

Governor Chris Christie (L); New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (Credit: AP)

Gov. Christie, NJ Senate President Sweeney A True Political Odd Couple

Much like Felix and Oscar of “Odd Couple” fame, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic state Senate President Stephen Sweeney are learning to live together and breaking some china in the process.

05/21/2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

‘Hot And Sexy’ Christie Addresses Flooding, Taxes & Pensions

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie received an unusually warm reception at a town hall meeting Wednesday — warm enough to make him blush.

03/09/2011

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Judge Upholds Health Payment For NJ Public Workers

Public employees who challenged a requirement to start paying toward their health insurance have lost a round in court.

01/20/2011

Gov. Chris Christie addresses a town hall meeting in Washington Township (Gloucester County), NJ - Nov 15, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

NJ Gov. Christie Delivers First State of the State Speech

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie outlined his accomplishments and his future agenda in his first state of the state address on Tuesday.

01/11/2011