N.J. Officials Respond to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Labor Unions, Explain How Politicians Will be Protected Going Forward

July 1,2018
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Trenton NJ, Governor Phil Murphy, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and Labor Commissioner Rob Asaro-Angelo responded today to a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that says public sector workers need not pay their “fair share” of dues to the unions that represent public sector employees.

In an opinion issued this morning, […]

By |July 1st, 2018|Trenton|1 Comment

Republican lawmakers hail U.S. Supreme Court striking down mandatory union fees

June 28,2018

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Trenton NJ, Assembly sponsors of Right to Work legislation praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision today that government workers cannot be required to pay union fees as a condition of working in public service.

“This decision restores free speech and freedom of association to every public school teacher and government […]

By |June 28th, 2018|Trenton|2 Comments

US Supreme Court Hands the Trump Administration its Second Major Victory This Week

June 27,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington DC, for the second time in a week the US Supreme court gave the Trump administration a major win . First on Tuesday the Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban affecting several mostly Muslim countries, offering an endorsement of the president’s executive authority on immigration in one […]

By |June 27th, 2018|2018|4 Comments

Governor Comes Clean on Cost of State Raises

May 9,2018

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Trenton NJ, while you been buy on the local election campaign Governor Murphy just handed out a nice payback to the unions that got him elected .Governor Phil Murphy said at the time he doesn’t know the cost to taxpayers of raises he gave to 35,000 New Jersey state […]

By |May 9th, 2018|Trenton|0 Comments

U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Unions vs Free Speech Case

February 23,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Washington DC, The Supreme Court is scheduled to return to Washington next week after nearly a month off. The justices will hear a number of important oral arguments, including a case involving free speech, and public employee unions.

Next Monday February 26th , the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments […]

By |February 23rd, 2018|2018|8 Comments

Reader says the state pension fund operates like a Ponzi scheme

Unfortunately the state pension fund operates like a Ponzi scheme – it requires new hire contributions to fund current liabilities. Putting new hires into 401K’s would bankrupt the funds almost immediately.

By |January 23rd, 2018|Trenton|3 Comments

Reader says Pension Crisis requires a number of solutions

The issue requires a number of solutions

1) Stop all new public employee hires from getting a paid pension Enable a 401k retirement plan similar to what many private employees subscribe to Why should we pay for these employees for decades they aren’t working
2) significantly increase public employee health care contributions This is real requirement for […]

By |January 22nd, 2018|village of ridgewood|8 Comments

New Jersey Heading Toward “a potentially catastrophic failure of its government pensions”

file photo by Boyd Loving

January 21,2018

the  staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, according to the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research New Jersey is running out of time projections show that the pension system, already the worst-funded in the nation, will continue taking on debt for at least five more years.

The Rockefeller Institute of Government at […]

By |January 21st, 2018|Trenton|15 Comments

California Moves to Cut Pension Benefits

January 12,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, watch out New Jersey you could be next , for decades in California, a sacrosanct rule has governed public employees’ pensions: benefits promised can never be taken away.

But now the California Supreme Court has threaten to reverse that premise and open the door to benefit cuts for […]

By |January 13th, 2018|Trenton|2 Comments

2% cap on Arbitration Awards set to Expire , Property Taxes set to Zoom

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December 19,2017

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The League, along with a coalition of local government groups have made clear to the Legislature the need to extend the cap on arbitration awards , The league called on local mayors , saying “We know that hundreds of municipalities have publicly called […]

By |December 19th, 2017|Bergen County|4 Comments