Category: Public Employees

N.J. Senator: Unbusy state workers should be processing 250k outstanding unemployment claims

TRENTON, N.J. – Website server issues, general incompetence, and a steady flow of new unemployment claims (1 million since January 1st as of last Friday) is keeping New Jersey’s unemployment backlog dauntingly large and a major obstacle to workers who Read More

Murphy warns of mass state worker layoffs. Okay; join the club! | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ Governor Phil Murphy’s Saturday afternoon presser included a dire warning which had nothing to do with hand washing or sheltering in place, Save Jerseyans. “We will have layoffs that will be historic,” Murphy declared, referring to Read More

JOBS REPORT: N.J. workforce still hasn’t recovered from the Great Recession

MORRISTOWN, N.J. – The Murphy Administration released new jobs numbers this week and the news is bleak.  In September 2019, the state experienced a net job loss of 200 positions. Meanwhile, the overall U.S. economy added 135,000 new jobs in Read More

New Jersey 2023: Legacy costs, debt service will eat 26% of state revenues

TRENTON, N.J. – Moody’s issued a stark warning on Monday evening about the scope of New Jersey’s public debt/pension crisis, one which has earned its pension system the dubious distinct of being among the nation’s least stable. By 2023? 26% Read More

N.J. public employees convicted of domestic violence don’t forfeit their pensions

TRENTON, N.J. – It may seem like a small issue in light of the New Jersey pension system’s massive problems, but one legislator finds it galling that a public employee convicted of domestic violence does not automatically forfeit his or Read More

Actuary legislator warns: New Jersey’s pension system is “real close” to being too far gone

TRENTON, N.J. – New Jersey’s basket case of a pension system is in bad enough shape without help from the Murphy Administration. This week, we found out that the system returned just 6.27% rather than the 7.5% projected as of Read More

TK2 says Murphy’s new healthcare savings are “modest,” pushes for larger overhaul

TRENTON, N.J. — Governor Phil Murphy and the public sector unions were crowing a bit on Monday after announcing modest reforms to the public employee health care system, changes expected to generate somewhere around $500 million in savings over two Read More