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To: Jacquerie

Sounds like they’re copying NJ judges. The legislature passed a law that all state employees had to pay a percentage of their health care premium, with the percentage increasing as an employee’s salary increased. A judge promptly filed a lawsuit, claiming that the state constitution wouldn’t allow the legislature to reduce judges’ salaries & such a health care percentage increase was an illegal reduction. Of course the appellate & supreme court divisions upheld his lawsuit. Fortunately, a state legislator got a constitutional modification on the ballot allowing such “reductions” and the voters passed it.
We’re waiting for the judges to rule that modification as unconstitutional as well.


4 posted on 12/14/2012 12:12:10 PM PST by JoyjoyfromNJ (everything written by me on FR is my personal opinion & does not represent my employer)
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ

Why on earth would the NJ constitution forbid reducing judges salaries? Aside from the power of the government employee lobby and constituency, I mean. Or have I answered my own question?


8 posted on 12/14/2012 12:26:52 PM PST by Tublecane
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To: JoyjoyfromNJ
A stinkin’ FL state judge overturned a recent law passed by our 2010 tea party legislature. IIRC, it deducted 3% of state employee salaries for their healthcare. We're back to square one where taxpayers foot the entire bill.
12 posted on 12/14/2012 12:35:39 PM PST by Jacquerie ("How few were left who had seen the republic!" - Tacitus, The Annals)
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