"It being a well-established fact that a number of individuals laboring for the accomplishments of the same purpose, and more likely to obtain the objects desired by combining their efforts than by separate action, and by forming themselves into an organized body will better protect their individual rights, promote their welfare and forward their interests, as well as extend their sphere of usefulness.”
NJSPBA Constitution & Bylaws - 1898
President Tony Wieners’ Message
The President of the New Jersey State PBA today criticized Governor Christie for intentionally undermining the Police and Firemen’s Retirement System (PFRS) by using excess pension funds yielded from Chapter 78 pension changes as a giveaway to local governments for the third consecutive year.
“While the Governor continues to campaign that the State pension system is “unsustainable” and in need of reform, he himself is intentionally weakening the PFRS by waving an additional $50 million in local government’s pension obligations,” State PBA President Anthony Wieners said following the release of the PFRS Actuary Report......
Executive V.P. Keith Dunn
For the last two years the State PBA has been expressing our outrage that excess funds generated by extra employee costs and COLA reductions from Chapter 78 have been inappropriately returned to the State and local government by way of cutting employer contributions. The NJ Spotlight article from today merely reinforces that the Governor is more than willing to play fast and loose with the future of the pension fund and that our complaints about his mismanagement of the system have been right all along...........
Rob Nixon's legislative news
The new legislative session is under way. Hundreds of bills have been rolled over from the previous session and given new numbers. The vast majority of those bills, like in many prior sessions, will never see a Committee hearing and will die two years from now without fanfare. But a few bills remain of significant concern to the State PBA and have triggered substantial discussion with Legislative leadership and members of the Senate and Assembly over the past few weeks.........