NJ Governor Corzine Cuts State Employee Benefits – 10/01/08
New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine has signed into law legislation that will eliminate a day off for President Lincoln’s birthday for state workers. It will also require newly hired workers to stick it out for two more years if they want to receive full benefits. Workers will now need to retire at the age of 62 instead of 60. It also requires municipal employees to work 20 hours per week to receive health benefits. Union representing state workers had opposed the legislation.