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Gov. Christie Signs Bill Requiring New State Workers In NJ To Live In The State

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) – Governor Chris Christie has signed a bill that will require newly hired government workers in New Jersey to live within the state.

It doesn’t cover the thousands of current government staffers in New Jersey who aren’t residents — the vast majority of them cross over from Pennsylvania.

“The new law requires all newly hired public employees to live in New Jersey or move to the state within a year of taking a position,” Cumberland County Assemblywoman Celeste Riley said.

She is one of several sponsors of the law that takes in effect in four months. She didn’t consider it fair to impose the change on those now in the state’s payroll.

There is a loophole in the residency requirement. Those with special cases can go to a five member panel to seek an exemption.

Reported by David Madden, KYW Newsradio

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  • Media Steve

    Do the posters on here not realize what this bill is about? It is about having the people who make their living working for the taxpayers of NJ actually having to shoulder the burder of NJ taxes as well. Once all of the stakeholders in New Jersey’s future are sharing in the costs and benefits of government can reasonable agreements be reached on spending and taxes.

  • RJR

    Will someone please explain how this worthless piece of legislation will improve life in NJ?

  • grumpy

    And the WAR between the States begins…….

  • CJ

    As a resident of NJ for almost 35 years, I moved out of NJ because government has failed to act to control cost of living in NJ. Doesn’t Governor Christie realize that it is nearly impossible to afford the taxes, etc anymore? One of the reasons why I moved was that I was tired of paying $7000 a year on a 3 BR 1 1/2 bath house in Northwestrn NJ. Maybe he should take care of residents of the state in terms of taxes instead of worrying about laws such as being able, from what I understand, of losing your drivers license for not registering your dog

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