Public Employees

New Report Chronicles Poor Track Record For New Jersey Pension PaymentsA report showing New Jersey's poor track record at paying into its public pension system has come out just as Gov. Chris Christie navigates his latest proposal through a hostile state Legislature to scale back a promised payment.
Judge Orders Christie To Put More Funds Into State Employee PensionsA judge on Monday ordered New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the state Legislature to put more money into pension funds for retired public workers.
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.
Police Arrest 3 City Employees On Separate Drug, Alcohol ChargesPolice 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.
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.
Thousands Protest As Vote On NJ Public Worker Benefits NearsThousands 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.
New Jersey Senate Passes Benefits Bill In 24-15 VoteThe 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.
NJ Senate Committee Passes Bill To Increase Public Workers' Contribution To PensionsA 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.
Think Tank Says NY Pension Costs Could ExplodeA 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.
Retirements Cost NJ Town Nearly $723KMost of the money went to police officers who decided to end their careers.
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