Christie reiterates that judges should pay their fair share toward pensions/benefits

READINGTON – Speaking on pension and health benefit reform, Gov. Chris Christie gave a prediction today of how a lawsuit recently argued before the state’s Supreme Court will play out.

The governor told members of a town hall here that state workers should pay their fair share – judges included.

“The judges are suing us,” Christie said, when he was prompted to talk about his pension and health benefits reform.

“I don’t know what the decision is going to be,” he said, getting a bit of a chuckle from the crowd. “But, I’m betting they’re going to find a way to get out of paying their fair share.”

Another member of the town hall asked the governor to give an update on his battle to appoint justices to New Jersey’s high court.

“I’m frustrated,” he said, telling the crowd how Democrats recently blocked two of his nominees  from serving on the Supreme Court.

“I can’t change the Supreme Court without your help,” he said, telling the crowd they need to put pressure on the Legislature to stop blocking his nominees.

“I’m taking a deep breath to work on these other things,” he said. “But we’ll see if they continue to play politics.”