Tag: employee

WHY YOUR TAXES STINK: N.J. public worker benefits cost 50% more than the national average

MORRISTOWN, NJ – There are a host of reasons why New Jersey residents property taxes are among the country’s worst. Chief among them: sky-high public worker retirement and benefit costs. Anyone paying attention knows that. What even fewer people understand Read More

REPORT: State terminates 30 SDA employees

TRENTON, N.J. – The Murphy Administration’s chronic hiring problems took another turn on Tuesday when 30 School Development Authority (SDA) employees were terminated. 27 of the 30 individuals were reportedly hired by former CEO Lizette Delgado-Polanco who resigned this spring Read More

Rutgers will hold off collecting tuition from furloughed federal employees’ kids

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Rutgers raised its tuition rates 2.3% this school year. With the shutdown putting some federal employees’ paychecks on hold indefinitely? And a deal between President Trump and Speaker and Pelosi nowhere in sight? The president of Rutgers 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

For the Sake of N.J.’s Working Poor, Don’t Raise the Minimum Wage | Johnson

By Matthew Johnson _ Living below the poverty line is difficult, even in the wealthiest country in the world. For low-skilled workers, the prospect of earning less than $100 for a day’s labor may seem daunting. However, the alternative is Read More

Donald Trump pushes for arming school employees in speech at CPAC

President Trump said Friday that gun-free school zones don’t protect students, as he renewed his call to arm more qualified teachers and other school employees. “When we declare our schools to be gun-free zones, it just puts our students in Read More

OPINION: It’s Time to Stand Up to the NJEA

New Jersey doesn’t fare well in a new ranking of states’ fiscal health, but you probably guessed that. According to the analysis by the Pew Charitable Trusts, New Jersey is dead last when it comes to paying its annual bills. The Read More

N.J. state workers will receive retroactive pay from July shutdown

TRENTON, N.J. – Governor Chris Christie signed S3422/A18 on Tuesday, amending the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget to give furloughed state employees retroactive salary payments for this July’s shut down. “This bill justly reinstates the pay lost by our hard-working rank and Read More