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Assemblywoman Celeste Riley had the following published Friday in the Daily Journal:

I have devoted my life to educating children, and I am a proud member of the New Jersey Education Association. The ongoing debate surrounding public worker pensions and benefits has been extremely difficult. I do not appreciate the way public workers, especially teachers, have been vilified by some. Public workers and taxpayers deserve more statesmanlike leadership than what we’ve seen from the executive branch.

“But this much is clear: New Jersey taxpayers are overburdened, and our pension and benefit system is unsustainable. If nothing is done, taxes will continue soaring and workers will not receive their benefits. Neither outcome is acceptable…”

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