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June 17, 2011


Re:      Pension and Health Benefits Reform
            Assembly Committee Hearing on Monday

Dear Mayor,

On Monday, June 20th the Assembly Budget Committee will be holding a hearing on A-4133, the assembly companion to S-2937, which makes various changes to pension and health care benefits for public employees.   Assemblymen Louis Greenwald and Declan O’Scanlon are sponsoring A-4133.  (For more information please see our June 14th and June 16th Dear Mayor Letters as well as testimony before the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee from Orange Mayor Eldridge Hawkins and Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz.)

It is extremely important that the Senate and the Assembly pass pension and health benefit reform legislation by June 30th in order to realize savings in this year’s budget.   Our voices need to be heard.  Please contact the members of the Assembly Budget Committee and urge them to support this long needed reform.

Members of the Assembly Budget Committee

Assemblyman Louis D. Greenwald (D6) — Chair

Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer (D36) — Vice Chair

Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (R25)

Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli (D3)

Assemblyman Gary R. Chiusano (R24)

Assemblyman Albert Coutinho (D29)

Assemblyman Gordon M. Johnson (D37)

Assemblyman Declan J. O'Scanlon (R12)

Assemblywoman Nellie Pou (D35)

Assemblywoman Joan M. Quigley (D32)

Assemblywoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D15)

Assemblyman Jay Webber (R26)


We continue to encourage you to also contact your Senate and Assembly representatives as well as the Governor’s office to impress upon them the importance of passing pension and health benefit reform in an expeditious manner

The League will continue to advise you of any developments as circumstances warrant.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate contact Lori Buckelew at or 609-695-3481 x112.

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director




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