Fulop to Sweeney on Pensions: A Promise is a Promise

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop at Senator Bob Menendez's DNC party in Philly last week with Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16).

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop at Senator Bob Menendez’s DNC party in Philly last week with Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker (D-16).

Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop this afternoon tweeted out his take on Senate President Steve Sweeney’s (D-3) call on  the U.S. Attorney’s and Attorney General’s offices to investigate the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) and the Fraternal Order of Police (FOP).

Sweeney fiercely objected to the labor organizations threatening to withdraw campaign contributions from those lawmakers who do not back putting pension payments on the fall ballot. But for Fulop, Sweeney’s attack on the unions masked a deeper, more troubling problem for the senate president.

Sweeney promised to get the pension payment question on the ballot, Fulop reminded his followers, in a jab at his 2017 rival for governor in the Democratic Primary.

“On funding pension question,” the mayor tweeted and posted on Facebook. “A commitment is a commitment. Ballot question should be put for vote+let public decide. Period.”