Democratic legislative leaders Thursday pushed through a $35 billion budget, which includes a four-year millionaires tax and a one-year corporate income tax increase.
The feelings were so intense, the passions so high that hundreds of firefighters showed up at City Hall on Monday to send a message to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Gov. Chris Christie says the state would have to raise taxes to afford paying a court-mandated amount into the pension system for public sector employees.
Union leaders are calling on the city to increase disability payments for firefighters and police officers.
When Leslie Bright’s husband, Winston, vanished in October 1990, she was overcome with grief.
Gov. Chris Christie’s town hall meeting in Somerset on Tuesday focused on the state budget.
MTA officials told Shirley Findel, who now lives in Port Richey, Fla., that she and her husband received extra money every month for nearly two decades because of a “processing error’.”
A former Parsippany police captain’s retirement payout and pension have been held up as a result of township allegations he wrongly got rid of a large amount of police documents.
According to an investigation by Mark Lagerkvist of New Jersey Watchdog, a news website devoted to public service journalism, 22 retired state police currently earn a pension and a salary.
Bharara sued the city on behalf of three retired NYPD officers and others who served in the military after 9/11 but said they were short-changed by the city in their pensions.
A veteran New Jersey state police trooper has left the force after admitting that he stole more than $7,000 worth of gasoline from state fuel pumps for his personal vehicles, according to a published report.
The retirees are accused of faking injuries to qualify for extra disability pension pay. Tuesday arrests came following 11 last October, including doctors who allegedly helped retirees game the system and former LIRR workers who claimed crippling injuries.
The retirements have also hit the state police. The division saw 203 troopers leave in 2011, including 197 who retired. It now has 2,782 enlisted members, including the 85 new recruits.
Kevin Davis left MF Global in 2008 after the firm lost more than 90 percent of its market value.
Federal prosecutors charged 11 people on Thursday with conspiracy in a decade-long fraud that authorities say poisoned the pension system used by employees of the nation’s largest commuter railroad.