Health Benefits



Conservatives Look for Lower Premiums in Senate’s Revised Health Care Bill

The Senate’s Republican leadership released a revised health care bill Thursday afternoon, a move welcomed by House conservatives even as they were reluctant to comment before digesting it. “We are going to withhold judgment,” Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said earlier in the day during the monthly Conversations With Conservatives event on […]


More Bad News: Study finds New Jersey’s fiscal condition is the WORST of all 50 states

The ugly keeps getting uglier, Save Jerseyans, and there’s no let-up in sight. On Tuesday, one week after New Jersey government reopened from a budget impasse-fueled shutdown, the nationally-respected Mercatus Center down at George Mason University released its state fiscal condition rankings and found the glorious Garden State in… dead last place. Trenton should’ve stayed […]

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Christie expands public worker fertility insurance coverage to include lesbians

TRENTON – Lesbians and other people who want to use non-conventional means to conceive a child are entitled to insurance coverage for fertility treatments if they work for state government or the public schools, under a measure Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Monday. The law mandating coverage for infertility was defined narrowly, sponsors say, […]


Opinion: Heads They Win, Tails You Lose

Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff In 1866, Surrogate Gideon J. Tucker wrote that “[n]o man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” Over a hundred years later, the New Jersey Legislature is doing its very best to keep Surrogate Tucker’s warning pertinent by once again advancing special-interest legislation that reaches for a new […]



Your 2017 GOP Candidates: Where They Stand On The Pension Crisis

It’s arguably the number #1 affordability issue facing New Jersey voters as they select a successor to Chris Christie this November, Save Jerseyans…. What to do about New Jersey’s pensions system? Here’s a brief round-up of the four Republican candidates’ positions (from their own mouths): — Lieutenant Governor KIM GUADAGNO — Assemblyman and Businessman JACK CIATTARELLI […]

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Piscopo: No Teacher, Police Income Tax in Exchange for Higher Benefits Payments

That’s what he told NJ Advance Media over the weekend, Save Jerseyans. And it’s a plan that’s sure to raise eyebrows should former SNL comedian and present day radio host Joe Piscopo jump into this year’s gubernatorial race. According to NJ Advance Media, Piscopo believes exempting firefighters, police, state troopers and teachers from state income […]

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S&P dumps on New Jersey’s credit rating (again)

The applicable question might not be who will be our next governor but, rather, who would want to be New Jersey’s successor to Chris Christie? This week, S&P announced that it’s downgrading New Jersey’s credit rating from “A” to “A-.” It’s the 10th credit rating downgrade since January 2010. S&P’s slam comes two weeks after a […]

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Local fire chiefs step up to defend Garrett from Zadroga Act smears

They’re hoping something will stick, eventually, if they keep throwing stuff at the wall, Save Jerseyans. It’s not exactly a strong sign of campaign exuding confidence, is it? Nevertheless, after revisiting the SCOTUS-settled gay marriage debate didn’t work, the NJ-05 campaign of Democrat challenger Josh Gottheimer decided to take a shot at incumbent Republican Scott […]

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NJEA, Christie administration scrap in court over public retiree health care change

TRENTON — A Superior Court judge is expected to decide Monday whether to order members of the state’s powerful teachers’ union in a dispute with Gov. Chris Christie’s administration to give up its boycott of meetings setting health care benefits for public employees. The administration took members of the New Jersey Education Association who sit […]


Legislator chastises Democrats over Assembly’s $190 million day

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Trenton never changes, Save Jerseyans. On Monday, Assemblyman John DiMaio (R-Warren, Hunterdon) let Democrats have it for proposing no less than nine separate spending bills on Assembly Appropriations Committee agenda for a single day while a paid sick leave measure cleared the State Senate. “Collectively these bills, if enacted, would cost […]


FACT: Out of all recent governors, Christie’s least to blame for pension mess

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Tuesday’s budget address is appropriately renewing the budget/pension recrimination battle, Save Jerseyans, so if you haven’t already, check out our contributor Joe Sinagra’s Pension Death Spiral post. It’s a great quick primer for the ‘how’ behind our current situation. Want something even easier to digest? This chart […]

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AFP: Christie’s budget, not without good points, is still bigger than Corzine’s

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog While applauding Governor Chris Christie‘s willingness to tackle a new phase of the pension and benefits reform fight in today’s FY 2017 budget address, Save Jerseyans, Americans for Prosperity state director Erica Jedynak sees room for improvement. “On the other hand, the governor’s $34.8 billion budget proposal […]


O’Scanlon, NJEA clash over controversial benefits reduction recommendations

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Unsurprisingly, Save Jerseyans, New Jersey Republicans and the New Jersey (Mis)education Association (NJEA) hold wildly differing opinions of a new Christie Administration commission report calling for additional public employee benefit cuts heading into next Tuesday’s annual budget address. Assembly Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) praised the […]