Q. My wife worked at a Pantry Pride supermarkets for a few years while in high school and after. She recalls contributing to a pension and wondered if/how to find out if she can check if she can claim it after all these years.
A Republican lawmaker believes that if New Jersey were to guarantee pension payments in its constitution, the law should provide for a temporary "escape hatch" in years that tax collections fall short, and public employees should agree to significant changes in their health benefits.
What a mess. The much awaited NJ State Supreme Court decision on pension payments came down today and in a 5 to 2 ruling sided with Gov. Christie. He's off the hook for fully funding the pension as called for in the 2011 law he himself signed.
One day after signing a new state budget into law for fiscal year 2015, Gov. Chris Christie told an overflow crowd at a town hall meeting in Caldwell that more public worker pension and health benefits are needed to have the state avoid a fiscal disaster.
The top lawmaker in the General Assembly said lawmakers are not waiting for a court to rule in a lawsuit seeking to stop Gov. Chris Christie from dramatically slashing the state's contribution to the public employee pension system.