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NJ Teacher Confronts Chris Christie, Gets Apology [VIDEO]

A vacationing public school teacher who tearfully told Gov. Chris Christie she felt betrayed by his pension changes got an apology from him in Ocean City.

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Governor Chris Christie
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Christie told Tia McLaughlin he was sorry to have disappointed her by requiring teachers to pay more for their pensions and health care after promising he would protect the benefits.

McLaughlin says she remains stung by his 180-degree reversal from a letter he wrote during the 2009 gubernatorial campaign. In the letter, Christie promised not to diminish benefits. A year later, he signed legislation increasing required pension and health care contributions.

The Allentown resident says she circulated Christie’s letter to other teachers during the campaign. The governor says he wrote the letter without knowing how seriously the state’s pension and health benefits systems were underfunded.

 

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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