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Gov. Chris Christie speaks during a Town Hall Meeting  (file/credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Christie Calls For Changes To State Pensions, Wants Realty Transfer Fees Tossed

Gov. Chris Christie’s town hall meeting in Somerset on Tuesday focused on the state budget.

04/15/2014

Shirley Findel (credit: Handout)

LIRR Pension Mistake Could Cost Widow Nearly $27,000

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’.”

03/06/2014

A Parsippany Police Department cruiser. (Credit: Parsippany Police Department)

Former Parsippany Police Captain Accused Of Improper Disposal Of Documents

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.

12/07/2013

New Jersey State Police (file / credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

Report: Retired NJ State Employees ‘Gaming The System’ With Double-Dipping

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.

04/02/2013

NYPD officers (file/credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Attorney: City Short-Changing Retired Workers Who Served In Military Since 9/11

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.

10/22/2012

New Jersey State Police (file / credit: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)

N.J. Police Trooper Leaves Force After Stealing More Than $7,000 Worth Of Gas For Personal Use

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.

06/24/2012

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U.S. Attorney: 10 More Charged In Long Island Rail Road Disability Fraud Scheme

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.

05/22/2012

Members of the New Jersey State Police - File / Photo: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

Increases In Retirements Lead To Smaller Police Forces In N.J.

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.

02/05/2012

City Comptroller John Liu (credit: CBS 2)

Report: NYC Comptroller Liu Hires Ex-Chief Broker Of MF Global

Kevin Davis left MF Global in 2008 after the firm lost more than 90 percent of its market value.

12/01/2011

The office of Dr. Peter Lesniewski, who was charged in October 2011 in the alleged LIRR disability scheme. (credit: CBS 2 | Inset: File Photo)

Report: Over Half Of LIRR Retirees In ’10 Claimed Disability

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.

10/29/2011

Officials lead suspects in the LIRR pension scam away in handcuffs. (credit: CBS 2)

11 Charged Over Alleged LIRR Pension Scheme That Cost Taxpayers Hundreds Of Millions

The arrests wrap up an investigation that’s been cooking for years. At issue: How – and why – could more than 90 percent of LIRR employees who sought a disability pension get one?

10/27/2011

Striking Verizon workers rally - New York, NY - Aug 8, 2011 (credit: AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Striking Verizon Workers Hold Candlelight Vigil Outside CEO’s NJ Home

They carried American flags and chanted “What’s disgusting? Union busting” outside Lowell McAdam’s Mendham residence. Police say the protest was peaceful and without incident.

08/18/2011

NJ State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (file / credit: New Jersey Senate Democrats)

WCBS 880 Interview: NJ St. Sen. Pres. Stephen Sweeney Talks Politics, Credit, And More

Gov. Chris Christie has been getting all the attention for signing that pension reform law in New Jersey that forces state workers to contribute a lot more for their health coverage and retirement.

06/29/2011

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

Gov. Chris Christie Signs NJ Public Employees Benefits Bill

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed landmark employee benefits legislation requiring a half-million public workers to pay more for pension and health benefits.

06/28/2011

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

NJ Public Workers Pension Contributions Bill Heads To Senate Monday

Since the New Jersey Assembly approved the employee benefits bill and the supplemental measure Thursday, it’s now up to the Democrat-controlled Senate to cross the last “T” before sending the legislation to Governor Chris Christie.

06/26/2011

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