Democrat Stephen Sweeney touts pension reform bill to NJ Senate budget committee over union members’ catcalls

New Jersey’s public sector union members will soon be paying more for their health and pension benefits, thanks to a bipartisan bill that was passed last night by the Democrat-controlled state legislature. With the state teetering on the brink of fiscal doom, Governor Chris Christie is expected to sign the much-needed bill into law next week.

Here is Senate President Stephen Sweeney yesterday, testifying to the Senate budget committee, as union members moan and groan all around him. Obviously they don’t appreciate the fact that he just helped save their pensions from certain collapse, not to mention probably many of their jobs. Which is a shame, because this clearly was not an easy stand for him to take.

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