Members of the New Jersey Police Benevolent Association found themselves in the midst of a legislative leader this morning at their monthly meeting in Atlantic City.
It was Speaker Vincent Prieto (D-32), who hurled read meat into the crowd of cops, telling them that the budget the Democratic legislature plans to submit to Gov. Chris Christie fully funds police pensions in accord with Chapter 78.
A judge earlier this month ruled that Chapter 78 does not legally bind Christie to make the full pension payment, and lawmakers expect a Christie vivisection of that portion of the Democrats’ proposed budget.
Those present at today’s PBA meeting welcomed the speaker with robust applause.