Clock ticking on pension amendment deadline for Democrats

Originally appeared in  Associated Press
July 31, 2016

New Jersey Democrats return from the presidential convention facing a deadline to pass a proposed constitutional amendment requiring the state make quarterly pension payments.

The proposal, which must be passed by the state Senate by Thursday in order to appear on this November’s ballot for New Jersey voters to consider, has stalled as legislators hash out how to pay for the state’s road and bridge work.

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