The state Legislature passed legislation Monday handing control of the pension fund for New Jersey’s police and firefighters over to its members. But it’s uncertain whether the governor will sign the bill as is. Gov. Phil Murphy, a Democrat, has concerns over the Democrat-backed bill that would spin off police and firefighter pensions from the broader… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 28th, 2018 | Author: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, Pensions, Phil Murphy | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey, NJ Pension Crisis, NJ Pensions, NJ Police and Fire Unions | Comments Off on Will Phil Murphy veto giving police and fire unions control of their pensions?
Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff In 1866, Surrogate Gideon J. Tucker wrote that “[n]o man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” Over a hundred years later, the New Jersey Legislature is doing its very best to keep Surrogate Tucker’s warning pertinent by once again advancing special-interest legislation that reaches for a new low… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 22nd, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Police and Fire Unions, NJ Senate, NJ State Legislature, Opinion, Pension and Benefits | 2 Comments »