Does Gov Christie really think the pension ruling supports his 2011 promise?

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Last week, the New Jersey Supreme Court ruled that Governor Chris Christie doesn’t have to make full payments into the state pension system. “We just won a major court decision, supporting the pension reforms that we put into place in 2011,” Gov. Christie said on ABC’s This Week.

But the Star-Ledger’s Tom Moran explains how that’s the opposite of what happened.

Also on the podcast this week:

New Jersey Public Radio’s Matt Katz says the Bridgegate scandal might have had a surprising effect on the future of the Republican Party. Matt joins host David Furst to explain why he thinks the lane closure debacle forced Gov. Christie to abandon a strategy for winning the White House that could have brought the GOP to a new generation of voters. And Republican strategist Jeanette Hoffman offers another view. She says Bridgegate didn’t do Christie any favors, but it’s not what’s really driving pivots on issues like Common Core and gun rights.

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