SPEAKER OLIVER STATEMENT ON BENEFITS REFORM

(TRENTON) – Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex/Passaic) released the following statement on Wednesday:

“I continue to believe that we need health benefits reform to protect taxpayers, but I have maintained all along that there needed to be significant support in my caucus to move forward.
“We are not there yet.
“My caucus must have the chance to have their concerns considered. The voters who elected them deserve no less.
“I look forward to continued discussions with the governor and Senate president to reach a timely agreement.”