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Judge’s Decision On Christie Pension Payments Could Poke Huge Hole In N.J. Budget

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(Gov. Chris Christie.  File photo by Jeff Zelevansky/ Getty Images)

(Gov. Chris Christie. File photo by Jeff Zelevansky/ Getty Images)

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By David Madden

TRENTON, N.J. (CBS) — New Jersey governor Chris Christie’s bid to withhold state pension fund payments to balance budgets for this fiscal year and next (see related story) will be considered by a state judge later this month.

Unions representing state police officers contend that Christie’s plan breaks state law.

Judge Mary Jacobson has scheduled a hearing for June 25th, five days before New Jersey, by law, must adopt a new budget.

If the judge sides with the unions, legislators and the governor would have to scramble to find more than $2 billion in cuts.  But at this point, no one is talking about the scheduled hearing.

The CWA — New Jersey’s largest state workers’ union — and the New Jersey Education Association, representing teachers, have both indicated they plan to file their own lawsuits (another related story).

 

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