Senate Votes on Pension & Health Benefits Reform Bill

By Michael Aron

The Democrat-controlled state senate in a 24 to 15 vote approved sharply higher benefits contributions and stripped health care from union negotiations for four years.  Read more of this post

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Assembly Holds Hearing on Pension & Health Benefits Reform Bill

By Jerry Henry

The Assembly Budget Committee heard from an array of people for and against the pension and health benefits reform bill.  Read more of this post

Senate Pension & Health Benefits Bill Vote

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Coverage of the Senate’s vote on a bill that will significantly raise public workers contributions to their pension and health benefits. Unions are vehemently opposed because the bill will limit collective bargaining over health care. The bill is also being heard in the Assembly. Read more of this post

Inside Politics Q and A

By Jim Hooker

Guest Patrick Murray, political analyst and Monmouth University Gannett New Jersey Poll Director, discusses political issues and events affecting New Jersey.  Read more of this post

Statehouse Labor Rally to Protest Restricting Collective Bargaining

By Jerry Henry

They came from across the state to protest the deal reached by Governor Christie and Democratic leaders.  Read more of this post

NJEA Holds Press Conference on Pension & Benefits Proposals

By Michael Aron

NJEA President Barbara Keshishian blasted Senate President Steve Sweeney’s bill, set for its first hearing Thursday.  Read more of this post

Pension & Health Benefits Reform Fallout

By Jerry Henry

Senate President Sweeney says he is going ahead with a public worker health benefits overhaul with or without his Democratic counterpart in the Assembly.  Read more of this post