Pension Lobbying

NJEA members call on Sweeney to pass the pension amendment

Hundreds attend Lobby Day More than 300 NJEA members, staff, and leaders lined the halls of the NJ Statehouse today, calling on Sen. Sweeney to post SCR2, the pension bill that would place a constitutional amendment to ensure quarterly pension payments on the ballot Nov. 8. Flanked by hundreds of members, NJEA President Wendell Steinhauer…

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Busy Lobby Day but no action on pension amendment

More than 50 NJEA members, leaders, and staff participated in a Lobby Day on June 30 to advocate for posting the Senate version of the constitutional amendment on pensions, SCR-2, and to convince the Assembly to reject a bill that would siphon funds away from public school students in Lakewood. They were joined by hundreds…

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Pension Amendment Lobby Day

Our resolution on pension funding has passed the Assembly. Now it just needs a majority vote in the Senate for it to get on the November 2016 ballot. NJEA is pushing to get the bill considered on Thursday, June 30. Details DATE: Thursday, June 30, 2016 LOCATION: NJEA Headquarters (Room 210) SCHEDULE 9 a.m. for breakfast and…

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Pension amendment passes Assembly, awaits Senate vote

The New Jersey General Assembly voted today to put a question on the Nov. 8, 2016 ballot that would constitutionally require the state to fulfill its pension funding obligation. Following a brief debate, ACR-109 was passed by a vote of 50-25-2. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto said that this is an important resolution that should be…

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Pension funding amendment one step closer

NJEA officers press for responsible plan NJEA’s three officers testified Thursday at public hearings on ACR-3 and SCR-186, resolutions designed to put a pension funding question on next November’s ballot.  That amendment would require the state to make quarterly pension payments and would mandate full annual payments after a short ramp-up period.  The strategy is…

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