Senate Bill 2937, which makes changes to health care and pensions for public workers, passed the full Senate this afternoon 24-15. Democrats voting in favor of the bill were:
Jim Beach (D-6), Voorhees
Fred Madden (D-4), Washington Twp.
Donald Norcross (D-5), Camden
M. Teresa Ruiz (D-29), Newark
Brian Stack (D-33), Union City
Steve Sweeney (D-3), West Deptford
Jeff Van Drew (D-1), Dennis Twp.
Jim Whelan (D-2), Atlantic City,
NEW JERSEY – The Communications Workers of America released today the following statement from New Jersey State Director Hetty Rosenstein today, responding to the Governor’s declaration that he will only sign a bill reforming public worker pensions if it also takes away the right of state workers to bargain over health care as well: