(Trenton) – Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly, sponsor of legislation that would require the state to make quarterly pension payments, said on Monday that the Governor’s veto of the bill further exacerbates the state’s fiscal woes:
“The absolute veto of Democratic legislation that would have honored the state’s commitment to public workers underscores the governor’s unwillingness to address the state’s pension debacle and burgeoning economic crisis.
“Ignoring ready-to-enact solutions to New Jersey’s pension and fiscal woes is an insult to the hardworking New Jerseyans whose jobs keep this state running, educate our children and help to fuel the state economy.
“My colleagues and I are committed to getting New Jersey back on the right track by meeting our obligations and restoring fiscal responsibility. The Governor’s action – or rather inaction in addressing the state’s pension funding problem – has done nothing but steer the state away from viable solutions and fiscal accountability.”