Prieto, Greenwald & Schaer Statement on Pension Ruling

(TRENTON) — Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-Hudson/Bergen), Assembly Majority Leader Lou Greenwald (D-Camden/Burlington) and Assembly Budget Chairman Gary Schaer (D-Passaic/Bergen) issued the following joint statement Monday on the court’s pension ruling:

“The Legislature sent Gov. Christie a balanced state budget that fully funded the state’s obligation, only to see the governor use his line item veto authority to break his promise. This ruling is the predictable and unfortunate result of the governor’s fiscally irresponsible decision. We will be reviewing this ruling as we decide how best to proceed.”