Governor’s office: Judge’s stay denial unsurprising, self-serving

TRENTON – The governor’s office said today that the decision Wednesday denying a stay of the judicial pension ruling while it is appealed is unsurprising.

“This self-serving decision in favor of 432 elitist judges is not surprising,” said spokesman Michael Drewniak.

“New Jersey public employees and taxpayers can be assured that we will exhaust the judicial appeals process to ensure that everyone pays their fair share in the state pension system.

“At the same time we will continue to urge all members of the legislature to support a constitutional amendment and stand on the side of fairness by making clear there are no special exceptions for a select, privileged few.”

Earlier this month, the court sided with Hudson County Judge Paul DePascale who sued on the basis that the pension and benefits overhaul enacted this summer could not apply to Superior and Supreme Court judges.

The court turned back the state’s bid to have the ruling set aside while the case works its way through the appeals process.

Earlier story:

Court denies state’s request for stay

  Governor’s office: Judge’s stay denial unsurprising, self-serving