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Christie’s pension reform plan panned by former NJ pension director

As part of an overall plan to reduce debt, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has proposed reforms to the state workers' pension system by giving employees and unions more control over the pension funds.

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Gov. Chris Christie holding a Town Hall session in Fair Lawn, Wednesday,(Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Gov. Chris Christie holding a Town Hall session in Fair Lawn, Wednesday,(Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Christie warns pension fund ruling could force tax hike

The potential presidential contender kicked off his 129th town hall event Wednesday speaking about his proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.

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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, delivering his budget address in Trenton Feb. 25.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, center, delivering his budget address in Trenton Feb. 25. (AP Photo/Mel Evans)
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Suing Gov. Christie – Unions go to court over pensions again

Fourteen unions representing state public-sector employees announced Tuesday that they intend to sue Republican Gov. Chris Christie again over planned contributions to government employees' pension funds.

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Moody's calls the NJ pension decision a negative development. (Scott Eells/Bloomberg/Getty Images)
Moody's calls the NJ pension decision a negative development. (Scott Eells/Bloomberg/Getty Images)
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Moody’s calls pension decision a negative development

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.

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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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New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie pauses while speaking in Camden Dec. 2. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
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Judge says Christie could have done more on pension funding

A judge weighing whether she has the power to force Gov. Chris Christie and the Legislature to make promised payments to public employee pension funds seemed on Thursday to reject a state administration lawyer's argument that there was no way to make the payments.

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Pension reform battle brewing in NJ

Funding New Jersey's public employees' pension system could be the first major fight in 2015 and it will likely pit long-time allies against one another. Gov. Chris Christie is calling for new reform, but state Sen. President Steve Sweeney (D-West Deptford) has drawn a line in the sand and said he will support further reform.

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New Jersey sells 1 pension fund investment

New Jersey has sold its pension fund investment in a venture capital firm that has connections to a Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate.

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Labor group complains about New Jersey investments

A labor group filed an ethics complaint Friday claiming it was improper that the man who oversees investments of New Jersey's pension funds was also involved in Gov. Chris Christie's re-election campaign.

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Christie confident Sweeney will compromise on cuts

Gov. Chris Christie says he thinks Senate President Steve Sweeney is open to working with him on new pension and benefits cuts.

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