In his final action as an Assemblyman, Declan O’Scanlon made an impassioned plea to his colleagues to do right by New Jersey taxpayers and remove the sunset on the arbitration award cap on police and firefighter salaries. That cap was an integral part of the bi-partisan property tax reforms which were a hallmark accomplishment of the Christie administration.
The motion to consider the bill was defeated 42-23 by the Democrat controlled chamber.
O’Scanlon will be sworn into the State Senate at noon today. He replaces Senator Joe Kyrillos in representing the 13th legislative district.