NJ Voters Back Higher Health, Pension Costs For Judges

Law360, New York (November 7, 2012, 5:49 PM EST) -- Voters in New Jersey on Tuesday overwhelmingly approved an amendment to the state constitution that expressly allows lawmakers to increase the share of pension and health benefits sitting judges are required to pay.

The amendment overrides a split decision from the New Jersey Supreme Court in July that a 2011 law increasing such contributions for New Jersey public employees breached a state constitutional ban on reducing the salaries of sitting judges. The state Legislature approved sending the proposal to voters less than a week after the...
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