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Gov. Chris Christie says it’s time for the Legislature to end payouts for unused sick leave and pass other reforms to help stabilize property taxes.

Christie on Thursday urged the Democratic-controlled Legislature to reconsider two bills he conditionally vetoed during a keynote address he delivered before municipal mayors and other officials in Atlantic City.

One bill disallows public workers to cash out large amounts of accumulated sick days at retirement. The other updates civil service rules and makes it easier for towns to consolidate or share services.

The legislation is part of Christie’s so-called “tool kit” for property tax relief.

Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver says Christie rejected Democrats’ bills because he’s more interested in playing politics than bringing relief to state taxpayers.

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(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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