Can most of New Jersey's budget woes be solved with a deal to reform the public employee pension and health benefits system? Gov. Chris Christie has said that is the case, but the chair of the state Senate Budget Committee adamantly disagreed during a hearing at which the state treasurer testified.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers, sparked massive protests and led to Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall election and rise to national prominence.