Judge rules Christie must restore $1.5B cut to pension payments in N.J. budget

Christie decries pension ruling as ‘liberal judicial activism’

assetContent (44)TRENTON — In a blow to Gov. Chris Christie a day before he reveals his latest state budget proposal, a state judge ruled today that the governor must restore a $1.57 billion cut he made to public worker pension payments in New Jersey’s current budget. Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson sided with a group of public…

Posted: February 23rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Christie Administration, New Jersey State Budget, News, NJ Courts, NJ Judiciary | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments »

4 Comments on “Judge rules Christie must restore $1.5B cut to pension payments in N.J. budget”

  1. Kathy Baratta said at 6:07 pm on February 23rd, 2015:

    If I am understanding this correctly, a court decision mandating the governor to follow through on a, “2011 law he signed to put the pension system back on sound financial ground” is being decried as “liberal, judicial activism” by this same governor.

    Poor Chris Christie. Turns out he can’t just tell Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobson to sit down and shut up (although, let’s face it, that’s why the appeal is being attempted).

    That sound you hear is the tantrum of a deluded despot who just found out there is someone who would dare defy him. The only thing that would make this better would be to find out Her Honor hails from Fort Lee.

  2. Can't Believe I agree with Kathy said at 9:28 pm on February 23rd, 2015:

    I agree with Kathy on this. Basically, the judge reiterated that Christie must abide by his own law; after all, the unions are.

  3. Bob English said at 7:57 am on February 24th, 2015:

    Christie is delusional if he is going to blame “liberal judicial activism” for enforcing the provisions of a bill that he agreed to and signed and has spent the past 15 months traveling around the country bragging about it as his signature achievement.

  4. Curt Macysyn said at 8:54 pm on February 25th, 2015:

    Ironic that while we know that the state’s pension system will require another boost by $1.6 billion, the Colts Neck school district decides that it will offer Pre-K classes in the fall in direct competition with tax paying businesses, without a government requirement to do so. Now a bankrupt pension system will add new members to this already overburdened system, when this action was completely avoidable. Hopefully county Republicans can understand that they allowed the Trojan horse in which will create more NJEA members, who can supply more campaign money to run against them. So more pension contributions required with less tax dollars and a stronger adversary. You can’t make this stuff up.