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Christie-Appointed Panel Pans State Pension Plan Touted by Democrats

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Christie-Appointed Panel Pans State Pension Plan Touted by Democrats

By John Reitmeyer/NJ Spotlight/February 12, 2016 After largely staying out of the political debate over funding public-employee benefits for nearly a year, a commission of experts impaneled by Gov. Chris Christie has jumped back into it, issuing a new report that roundly criticizes a pension-funding constitutional amendment proposed by Democratic legislative leaders. The new report also provides new details on the panel’s own plan to save roughly $2 billion by making sweeping changes to government worker and retiree healthcare plans. That money, under the plan, would then be used to...

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Christie Spits Fire at Democrats, But He Wants a Deal

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Christie Spits Fire at Democrats, But He Wants a Deal

By Tom Moran/Star-Ledger Editorial Board/NJ.com/ February 17, 2016 Gov. Chris Christie’s budget speech Tuesday had two basic themes. One was that he has done great things for New Jersey, scoring major wins on jobs, housing, crime ¬≠-¬†even transportation, if you can believe he had the nerve. “If you listened to the left wing groups and some in this chamber, you’d would think it’s just the opposite,” he said. So, pay no attention to those potholes and credit downgrades, we’re doing great. The second is that Democrats and their buddies, the union thugs, want...

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