New Jersey Senate passes benefits legislation

    Though approval from an Assmebly committee and the lower House is still needed, N.J. Gov. Chris Christie is praising the state Senate’s passage of legislation to require public workers to pay more for pensions and health benefits.


    The legislation will restrict collective bargaining, which is what has had unions protesting outside the capitol since last week.

    Christie, as the Associated Press reports, called the Senate’s move a “watershed moment for New Jersey.”

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