(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Coughlin (D-Middlesex) on Wednesday commended today’s decision by the New Jersey Supreme Court on the Christie-era job banding rule:
“This is a win for public workers and New Jersey.
“All three branches of government play a critical role in upholding our democracy.
“The attempt by the former Christie administration to sidestep the Legislature when promoting employees went against the intent of the Legislature as expressed in the Civil Service Act, and was brazenly unconstitutional. I’m glad that the NJ Supreme Court agreed. If the original rule had continued it would be a good way to show favoritism to certain employees over qualified employees. This makes it inherently clear that promotions must follow the process established by the Legislature.”