Prayer vigil, rally in Trenton as Assembly weighs benefits legislation

    As the New Jersey Assembly considers legislation to require the state’s public workers to pay more for benefits and pensions, protesters are rallying in Trenton to stop the measure.

    A permit for 25,000 protesters has been issued, the Associated Press reports, for what is the third rally in eight days. Local clergy held a morning vigil, and teachers, firefighters and other public workers are expected to spend the day protesting.

    A new protester joins today’s rally. The “soul of the Democratic party” showed up in a hearse.

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