Assembly Should Think Before They Vote
You’d never know the state is up against a $4 Billion budget shortfall with the reckless way our legislators spend. But a law like this doesn’t make any sense in even the best of times. Keep these guys in mind when you vote in November. Snips below, the entire article here.
Two legislators think it's OK for a government worker to collect a full disability pension and workers' compensation for the same injury.
Where your money goes: On Nov. 8, a state appeals court ruled government workers are not entitled to both a full disability pension and workers' compensation at the same time for the same injury.
That was followed on Nov. 22 by an Assembly bill, which flew through committee, that would permit double payment and, what's more, make it retroactive to August 1997.
You can thank Assemblymen Jeff Van Drew, D-Cape May, and Frank Blee, R-Atlantic. Voters in their districts should remember this dummy duo when they get their tax bills.
Bill Dressel, chief of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, told mayors if the bill, A-3529, is adopted, government workers could get more money while out on workers' compensation than while they work. Think anyone will be tempted?