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GOP claims Dems stall on ending payouts for unused sick time, vacation in N.J.

Republicans in the New Jersey Assembly are accusing the Democrats who control the Legislature of not doing enough in the lame duck session to improve the economy and control property taxes.

The state needs to end payouts for unused sick and vacation time, said Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, R-Monmouth.

“Every Democrat ran saying we’re willing to work with Gov. Christie, we’re going to end these payouts and still here we are back in Trenton,” she said Monday. “Everybody has got amnesia, and we’re not moving those bills.”

The Republicans also want bills to be posted for a vote that would reform civil service and force local governments to share services to help lower costs.

A spokesman for Assembly Democrats called the Republicans’ concerns the same old rhetoric from a group that was soundly rejected by voters in the November election.

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