NJ gov to propose more pension reforms

GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. - September 14, 2010

Christie will outline his plan during a town hall meeting in Gloucester Township Tuesday.

Christie has attacked a 9 percent pension increase granted by a former governor while promising additional reforms to shore up the pension funds. The pension system is $46 billion shy of liabilities.

Christie signed pension reforms earlier this year requiring government workers to contribute to their health care for the first time and barring part-timers from enrolling.

Democratic Senate President Steve Sweeney says the Senate won't consider additional reforms until the state stops shorting the system and begins making its annual payment.

The state skipped a $3 billion payment this year.

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