TRENTON, N.J. – Fourteen unions representing New Jersey public sector employees say they plan to sue Gov. Chris Christie again over planned contributions to government employees' pension funds.
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The unions announced their plan Tuesday, one week after Christie presented a budget proposal calling for the state to contribute $1.3 billion to pension funds in the fiscal year that starts July 1.
Christie says that would be the state's largest ever one-year contribution.
But it is also less than half of what was called for under a 2011 law signed by Christie to ramp up funding for retirees over seven years.
Last week, a judge ruled that Christie and lawmakers must put $1.6 billion more into pensions for the current fiscal year.
Christie's office is appealing that order.