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State Senate President Steve Sweeney talks announces his proposal to fund New Jersey's public pension
State Senate President Steve Sweeney talks announces his proposal to fund New Jersey's public pension (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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New Jersey Senate leader touts $1T US loans to save pensions

The president of the New Jersey Senate called Wednesday for a national solution to problems facing public worker pension systems in the state and others in the form of about $1 trillion for low-interest loans.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the Northeast Republican Leadership Conference in Philadelphia, Friday, June 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Christie has done little to reform pensions, NJ residents say

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.

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Pile of Money
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Possible solution to cash-strapped pension fund could hurt municipalities

Could a solution be found soon to fund New Jersey's cash-strapped pension fund?

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WATCH: Christie fires back at retired public worker

WATCH: Christie fires back at retired public worker

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Gov. Chris Christie
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Analysts: Budget Cuts Were ‘Predictable’ [AUDIO]

Political observers say with Christie possibly considering a 2016 presidential run, the move to slash the public worker pension fund contribution by $2.75 billion was completely predictable.

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NJ Gov. Chris Christie Speaks At Republican Jewish Coalition Leadership Meeting In Vegas
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Does NJ Need to Change Public Pensions and Benefits?

Jim has been talking about the NJ workers' public pension and benefits program and what if, anything the governor can or will do to reform them.

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NJ Assembly Democrats Facebook
NJ Assembly Democrats Facebook
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Taxpayer Relief Bill Stalled for Three Years [AUDIO]

Twenty states allow lobbyists in their pension systems and New Jersey is one of them.

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NJ Divorce Loophole Wasting Tax Dollars [AUDIO]

An archaic law known as "divorce from bed and broad" could be costing New Jersey taxpayers big bucks. 

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Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
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NJ Teacher Confronts Chris Christie, Gets Apology [VIDEO]

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

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NJ Governments Breaking The Law At Taxpayer Expense [AUDIO]

An investigation has uncovered widespread improper participation in the state pension system among attorneys and other professionals working as independent contractors for local governments.

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