THE AMERICAN JOURNAL

N.J. Gov. Christie, lawmakers propose sweeping pension, health care changes for public employees

Gov. Chris Christie and lawmakers of both parties will unveil a series of sweeping pension and benefit reforms Monday that could affect every public employee in New Jersey while saving the state billions of dollars, according to four officials with direct knowledge of the plan.

The proposals would require workers and retirees at all levels of government and local school districts to contribute to their own health care costs, ban part-time workers at the state and local levels from participating in the underfunded state pension system, cap sick leave payouts for all public employees and constitutionally require the state to fully fund its pension obligations each year

Read more: NJ.com

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February 7, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | , ,

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