WISNIEWSKI: CHRISTIE NEEDS TO GET SERIOUS ON SICK LEAVE DISCUSSION

(TRENTON) – Assembly Deputy Speaker John Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) released the following statement Thursday on Gov. Chris Christie’s comments on sick leave reform:

“While the governor is again running a slick campaign to sell his sick and vacation benefit reform proposal, he might as well be trying to sell the Brooklyn Bridge.
“His public relations effort offers a cynical and deceptive promise to local government officials all across the state.
“As a lawyer, he ought to know that his proposal to eliminate existing local government liabilities for sick and vacation payments amounts to an unconstitutional taking. He also knows that local officials already have the power to negotiate caps on retirement payouts.
“When the governor decides to have a serious discussion about the issue, Democrats have proposals they would be more than happy to discuss with him.”