As reported by, a group of unions representing New Jersey State Troopers are the first to sue Governor Chris Christie to force him to make a larger payment to the State’s public-worker pension system in his latest state budget proposal.  Christie’s proposed budget, which covers the fiscal year that begins in July, includes a

Recently, Karen Pierog and Jim Christie published an article addressing state pension overhauls during these tough economic times. Specifically, the article examines how Illinois, California, and other states have instituted reforms to combat increasing and debilitating unfunded pension liabilities. 

According to the article, the National Association of State Retirement Administrators found a nearly $443 billion