Lawmaker: Freeze NJ Public Worker Salaries

joe_malone_ronald_dancer(TLS file photo of Assemblyman Joesph Malone (L) and Assemblyman Ronald Dancer) A Republican lawmaker says he will introduce legislation freezing New Jersey public workers’ salaries for one to three years. The bill would also freeze taxes. Assemblyman Joseph Malone of Burlington County says the move would keep property taxes in check and avert teacher layoffs. New Jerseyans pay the highest property taxes in the country, averaging $7,300 per household. State worker union spokeswoman Hetty Rosenstein called the proposal “a dismantling of collective bargaining.” Rosenstein said unions would sue to stop any effort to override their contracts.

Malone’s announcement came Thursday as the Assembly Budget Committee met to discuss New Jersey’s underfunded pension system and ways to fix it. AP/APP

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  1. I wonder if the politicians are going to put a freeze on their own wages…the founding fathers of this country believed that being a politician should be secondary to what they truly do for a living.

    The jokers that run the Government today, on ALL LEVELS, seem to believe that becoming a politician is a birthright and that thanks to special interests and lobbyists they become well off. They also seem to forget where they came from and who put them where it is that they are…

  2. I wonder if the menches on our own Township Committee have given thought to sacrificing some of the stipend and benefits they receive to save some of their constituants, such as the First Aid squad. Especially when you think that this is only a part time job for them, they all have, or had “real jobs” prior to getting elected.

  3. May all the public employees will freeze the services we do provide. Call for a cop – no show, call for an ems – no show, call for trash pu – no show. Need a deed registered – no show. THE WORKERS DID NOT CAUSE THE PROBLEM, YOU GREEDY ELECTED OFFICALS DID.

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