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Governor Christie hosts a town hall in Belmar (Townsquare Media)
Governor Christie hosts a town hall in Belmar (Townsquare Media)
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Do you support Gov. Christie’s pension ‘reforms?’

It’s’ got to be a kick in the stomach to learn that, if you’re in the state retirement system and banking on a certain amount of money upon retirement – it may not be there.

Borrowing from the fund, not paying it back in past administrations makes the guy in charge have to, in his words, “clean up this mess!”

Which means you may not be getting the sum you’re banking on

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CWA Protest
CWA Protest in Trenton on June 12, 2014 (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Unions update lawsuits over NJ pensions

A group of public workers unions have revised their lawsuits aimed at trying to compel New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to put pay more into pension funds.

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Christie releases ‘No Pain No Gain’ – Waste of money?

In his never ending quest to bring about pension reform, Governor Christie has taken to releasing a mock movie trailer urging the public and (hopefully) the Legislature to get behind his efforts to bring about real pension reform

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CWA protest on June 12
CWA protest on June 12 (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Sweeny hopes Christie loses pension lawsuit [AUDIO]

Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) said he hopes public employee labor unions are successful in their lawsuit to stop Gov. Chris Christie from slashing the state's pension payment in the current fiscal year. The case is set to be heard on June 25.

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Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ
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Unions Rally Against Christie’s Pension Payment Cuts

New Jersey union members packed the front of the Statehouse on Thursday to protest Gov. Chris Christie’s plan to slash pension payments.

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Gov. Chris Christie delivers his budget address
Gov. Chris Christie delivers his budget address (Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)
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Focusing on a Pension Fund Fix [AUDIO]

For months, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has been talking about the state's growing pension debt, and how something fundamental must change in the system to safeguard Jersey's fiscal future.

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NJ Legislature
New Jersey Legislature (Tim Larsen, Governor's Office)
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NJ Lawmakers Spar Over Priorities

Leaders of the Assembly Republican caucus held a Statehouse press conference Monday to call on Democrats to take action on various reform bills stalled in the legislature. A spokesman for the Assembly Democrats said Republicans are standing in the way of important legislation that is already advancing.

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(Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
(Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Christie: All Budget Balancing Options on the Table [AUDIO]

Gov. Chris Christie has vowed not to increase taxes, so in order to close the $807 million hole in the current year's budget, deep spending cuts are very likely.

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Gov. Chris Christie
Gov. Chris Christie in studio for 'Ask the Governor,' April 21, 2014 (Annette Petriccione, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Christie Again Calls for Pension Changes

Gov. Chris Christie is renewing his calls for state lawmakers to enhance pension reforms.

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(David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
Gov. Chris Christie talks to residents during his latest town hall in Fairfield.
(David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ) Gov. Chris Christie talks to residents during his latest town hall in Fairfield.
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Will State’s Pension Problem Mean Higher Taxes? [AUDIO]

During his latest town hall meeting in Fairfield, Gov. Chris Christie once again called for reforms to the state's pension and health benefit systems.

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