Tag: benefits

Assemblywoman investigates N.J. unemployment office, meets with resistance from staff

By The Staff _ What’s more appropriate than a New Jersey legislator visiting a state unemployment office? After a citizen complained about poor service? That’s exactly what Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-39) did on Monday morning. She dropped by the N.J. Read More

O’SCANLON: Failing to extend the N.J. arbitration cap will cost police, firefighter jobs

If we’re going to be honest, as effective policy makers it’s incumbent upon us to do the hard work, master the facts and policy nuances before us, and present cogent proposals to the public and the legislature. This list of Read More

O’Scanlon challenges Jersey City Mayor Fulop to pressure Speaker Prieto to extend Arbitration Cap

Jersey City Police Officers were awarded a 2% pay increase by a state appointed arbitrator this week. – Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, not the Democrat nominee for Governor, declared that the best interests of his city’s residents and taxpayers prevailed, Read More

Opinion: The Coming Federalization of NJ Pension and Benefits Crisis

Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff Prediction: Sometime in the foreseeable future, the federal government will step in to address the self-inflicted crisis in state and local government pension and health-benefits funding. The only real question for us in New Jersey is whether it Read More

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 Read More

Prison Inmates Are Getting Millions In Improper Medicare Benefits

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) officials paid nearly $35 million in benefits to prison inmates in 2013 and 2014, a pattern that will likely continue, according to a new Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (IG) Read More

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 Read More