Many New Jerseyans want the state to make full payments into the public employees pension system, but the Garden State simply does not have the money, according to a legislator who is working on new pension reforms.
A new poll out Tuesday reveals the vast majority of New Jerseyans think Gov. Chris Christie should have made a full payment into the public employees' pension system, despite his administration successfully arguing that a law he signed, requiring the complete payment, was unconstitutional.
New Jersey's state treasurer says it would "irresponsible" for Gov. Christie to make the full, legally-required contribution of $3 million to the public employee pension fund, even though a judge has now ruled he should.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A credit rating agency says a judge's ruling this week that Gov. Chris Christie and lawmakers must work together to pay more into public-sector pensions is a negative development.
Gov. Chris Christie said last night that he and the New Jersey Education Association are “getting closer” to a mutually acceptable "roadmap" toward a new approach to pensions for the state’s teachers - one that could become a model for ot…