05 Feb: Karcher Bill To Amend Benefits To Public Officeholders Approved

TRENTON – A bill sponsored by Senator Ellen Karcher which would make various amendments to the pensions and benefits of those holding public office in New Jersey was approved by the Senate today by a vote of 25-7.

“For too long in New Jersey, people have treated public office like a gold mine, with perks and benefits well above what someone could get in the private sector,” said Senator Karcher, D-Monmouth and Mercer. “When I was elected to the State Senate, I was elected to serve the people of the 12th Legislative District, not to enrich myself on the perks of office. It’s time we get real on the benefits we offer to those who serve in public office.”