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Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt

Steinhardt smacks Dems on special pension bill

By David Wildstein, June 18 2018 7:56 pm

Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt is slamming Assembly Democrats for scheduling a hearing on a bill that could help boost the pensions of State Sen. Jim Beach (D-Voorhees) and Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-Nutley).

“When people think about politicians standing in a smoke filled, back room, slapping each others backs, this is the kind of deal they envision,” Steinhardt said.  “Giving a major bonus to insider, career politicians is New Jersey politics at its worst. Our elected officials should be looking out for taxpayers, not each other. Whatever momentum this bill is building should be stopped dead in its tracks. Then, shift gears and start solving the State’s pension crisis instead of exacerbating it.”

Steinhardt says that the bill “is a slap in the face to every New Jersey taxpayer who will be required to pay for it.”

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