Poll: What’s the Best Path Out of New Jersey’s Pension-System Mess?
The problems with the state’s public-employee pension system aren’t going to go away. Is there a solution in sight?
Now that the New Jersey Supreme Court has decided that the state does not have to live up to a 2011 promise to make a series of increasing contributions to the public-employee pension fund, Gov. Chris Christie and lawmakers have to figure out how to deal with a pension system that’s at least $40 billion in debt -- and getting deeper.