Crafty Senator Sam Thompson wants Treasury to collect Judges “unpaid contributions” to pension and health benefit funds


Crafty Senator Sam Thompson

While the legislature is moving forward to put a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot that will overturn the State Supreme Court’s decision that Judges don’t have to pay their fair share of their pensions and health benefits under the reform legislation enacted last year, the ever crafty senator from Old Bridge, Sam Thompson, wants to stick the Judges ruling in Depascale vs The State of New Jersey high up under their robes.

In a letter to the Treasury Department sent this morning, Thompson noted that given that the Court ruled that Judges’ “salary” includes their pensions and health care, the men and women in black have been under contributing to those funds since 1982.

Thompson wrote:

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Posted: July 27th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: NJ Courts, NJ Judiciary, NJ State Legislature, NJ Supreme Court, Pensions, Sam Thompson | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments »

Thompson Strongly Considering A Senate Race

By Art Gallagher

Assembyman Sam Thompson told MoreMonmouthMusings that he is strongly considering a run for the Senate vacancy in the new 12 legislative district.  He said the support of the county chairmen in Monmouth, Ocean and Burlington Counties, all of which have towns in the district, would weigh heavily upon his decision.  Thompson is the the chairman of the Middlesex GOP.

Thompson noted that if he were in the Senate, the GOP would have senatorial courtesy privileges over Middlesex County appointments.

Posted: April 3rd, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: NJ State Legislature, Sam Thompson | Tags: , | 2 Comments »