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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

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Assembly OKs Bill Hiking Costs For Pension And Health Benefits

The divisive bill passed 46-32 with support from all Republicans who were present and a smattering of Democrats.

06/23/2011

Governor Chris Christie  (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

Gov. Christie Holds Town Hall As Legislators Grapple With Budget, Public Worker Pensions

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie heads to North Jersey to hold his 20th town hall of the year as big issues loom at the Statehouse. Wednesday’s town hall event is being held at the Fair Lawn Community Center.

06/22/2011

Ginger Adamson, of Orange, N.J., is seen supporting the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 2211 as public employee unions protest near the New Jersey Statehouse in a rally against pension and health care legislation that went before the Assembly Budget Committee, Monday, June 20, 2011 in Trenton, N.J. (credit: Julio Cortez/AP)

New Jersey Senate Passes Benefits Bill In 24-15 Vote

The New Jersey Senate has passed a bill requiring sharply higher contributions for pensions and health benefits from public workers while suspending unions’ ability to bargain over health care.

06/20/2011

New Jersey State House - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

NJ Senate Committee Passes Bill To Increase Public Workers’ Contribution To Pensions

A bill requiring 500,000 public workers in New Jersey to shoulder a significantly larger share of the costs for their health care and pension benefits and take the issue off the bargaining table has advanced over staunch objections from organized labor.

06/17/2011

Macy's Herald Square (credit: Kristin&Joe via Flickr.com)

Macy’s Workers, Union Reach Tentative Agreement

Macy’s and the union representing workers at its flagship Manhattan store and three other New York locations have reached a tentative contract agreement following all-night negotiations.

06/16/2011

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Mike Groll/AP)

Cuomo Outlines Pension Reform Plan At Hofstra

Gov. Andrew Cuomo confirmed he will propose a new, less generous pension system for future state, local and school employees that is designed to save taxpayers $93 billion over 30 years.

05/16/2011

Union rally in Trenton on March 3, 2011 (Photo/Marla Diamond)

NJ Police, Firefighters Protest Staff Cuts Outside Statehouse

Organizers said up to 10,000 were expected to protest staff cuts and promote public safety. They said budget cuts and layoffs have thinned their ranks to unsafe levels.

03/03/2011

Union Rally In Trenton on Feb. 25, 2011 (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

NJ Unions Rally At Statehouse For Wisconsin Public Workers

Wisconsin state workers protesting a move to severely curtail their collective bargaining rights have found allies in New Jersey.

02/25/2011

City Hall - New York, NY - Oct 23, 2008 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Mayor Bloomberg Proposes Cutting Pensions

Future city police and firefighters could not boost their pensions by working overtime in their last years on the job under cuts proposed by the Bloomberg administration.

02/03/2011

Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting - Ewing, NJ - Oct 12, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Gov. Christie Signs Arbitration Law

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed a bill on Tuesday that aims to help New Jersey towns control costs and ease property tax increases.

12/21/2010

The New York State Capitol - Albany, NY - Mar 16, 2008 - Photo: Daniel Barry/Getty Images

Think Tank Says NY Pension Costs Could Explode

A think tank projects that taxpayer-funded contributions to the pension systems for NY’s public employees could balloon by billions over the next five years.

12/07/2010

Generic School Photo (Credit: AP)

Arrested NJ School Head Won’t Lose All Pension Money

The former superintendent of New Jersey’s fourth-largest school district could still get hundreds of thousands of dollars in pension, unused sick leave and vacation time even if he is convicted of bribery and fraud.

10/23/2010

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie (file)

Gov. Christie Proposes More Pension Reforms

Christie was to outline his plan during a town hall meeting in Gloucester Township Tuesday.

09/14/2010

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

You May Be Paying For Pension Fraud In New Jersey

The state of New Jersey has settled federal civil fraud charges of failing to inform bond investors that it had not met obligations to its largest pension plans.

08/19/2010

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