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Gov. Chris Christie Signs NJ Public Employees Benefits BillNew Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed landmark employee benefits legislation requiring a half-million public workers to pay more for pension and health benefits.
NJ Public Workers Pension Contributions Bill Heads To Senate MondaySince 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.
Gov. Christie Holds Town Hall As Legislators Grapple With Budget, Public Worker PensionsNew 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.
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.
Judging Which Sector Receives Higher Pay Is TrickyResearchers comparing total compensation for public versus private employees have come to very different conclusions, largely because of how they weigh different factors.
Comptroller Wins Big For Cheated WorkersTwenty-four workers will be splitting over $2 million in settlement money won by Comptroller John Liu.
NY School Audits Find Health Benefits For The DeadA state audit shows 10 school districts in New York paid nearly $239,000 for health insurance benefits for dead or ineligible retirees.
Sweeney: No Pension Reform Unless NJ Pays UpSenate President Stephen Sweeney said he'll soon announce major pension changes that will hinge on Gov. Chris Christie agreeing to start paying into the system. Payments have been skipped or greatly reduced in recent years.
Gillibrand Calls On Lawmakers To Extend Jobless BenefitsGillibrand held a news conference to encourage federal lawmakers to extend long-term unemployment benefits through the end of 2011.