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Report: 1,803 Public Workers Paid More Than Gov. Andrew Cuomo

According to a report by the Empire Center for Public Policy, 1,803 local government employees have been paid more than Cuomo’s $179,000 salary in the past year.

07/24/2014

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Police Arrest 3 City Employees On Separate Drug, Alcohol Charges

Police arrested Department of Corrections Captain Grayson Fredericks, 46, on charges of DWI, DWAI and speeding. Then just after 1 a.m., police arrested a New York City public school teacher on three counts of criminal possession of controlled substances.

09/08/2013

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

New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Thousands Protest As Vote On NJ Public Worker Benefits Nears

Thousands of unionized public workers protested outside the Statehouse against legislation that would require a half-million government employees to make sharply higher health care and pension contributions.

06/23/2011

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

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

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Retirements Cost NJ Town Nearly $723K

Most of the money went to police officers who decided to end their careers.

10/25/2010