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Attempts to Keep New Jersey Pension System Solvent Threatens Retirees

Attempts to Keep New Jersey Pension System Solvent Threatens Retirees
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

It is evident from hearing from retired public pension recipients that the “freeze” on “Cost of Living Adjustments” (COLAs) will have an impact on other public funding, if not rescinded in the near future.

COLAs were suspended by the State Legislature and signed by the Governor about three years ago, ostensibly as part of an effort to keep the Pension System solvent. Now, retired teachers who are part of the Teachers Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF) are speaking out.

 

New Jersey ‘farm to table’ eating makes for a healthier state

New Jersey ‘farm to table’ eating makes for a healthier state
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
FOR NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION

The Garden State is living up to its name! Following a frigid winter and cool spring, crops like spinach, lettuce, asparagus and strawberries are rea...

Gov. Christie Must Practice What He Preaches

Gov. Christie Must Practice What He Preaches
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

The announcement a few weeks ago that the New Jersey State Government’s income and budgetary plans were facing a $803 million dollar shortfal...

Monetary Rape: Jersey's Budget Fiscal Responsibility is a Joke

Monetary Rape: Jersey's Budget Fiscal Responsibility is a Joke
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

“This plan is not only a matter of fairness and responsibility with pension payments, it is really about the full range of government se...

The Right of Way Not Taken: N.J. Legislators are Off Track

The Right of Way Not Taken: N.J. Legislators are Off Track
BY JOE SINAGRA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

Did someone put something in the drinking water of the Statehouse? What is going on with our legislators?

Property taxes are going to con...

American Dream Meadowlands: Will it be Dynamic or a Bust?

American Dream Meadowlands:  Will it be Dynamic or a Bust?
BY GINA G. SCALA
COMMENTARY
NEWJERSEYNESROOM.COM

No news is good news; so this week’s news that two longstanding department store anchors are looking to close their doors across the country is troublesom...

In Search of the Pathway to Happiness

In Search of the Pathway to Happiness
BY PAUL R. SHELLY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY

They were men, most of them with good paying jobs in banking and sales. They owned, or had access to, many of the trappings of middle class ...

Christina Renna's Bridgegate Testimony Proves Yet Again That Blind Loyalty Trumps All In Christie Administration

Christina Renna's Bridgegate Testimony Proves Yet Again That Blind Loyalty Trumps All In Christie Administration
BY MICHAEL HAYNE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
OPINION/COMMENTARY

The 'traffic study' got even more interesting when Christina Renna, a former staff member to Governor Christie, told lawmakers yesterday that Bri...

Gov. Christie Prefers Online Gambling Addiction as "Quality of Life" for N.J.

Gov. Christie Prefers Online Gambling Addiction as
BY MICHAEL HAYNE
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

Governor Chris Christie has made it abundantly clear that he opposes marijuana legalization in New Jersey. Speaking at a carefully screened townha...

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