The state Assembly is expected to vote Thursday on a measure that could sharply increase the amount that teachers, firefighters, police officers and more than 500,000 other state employees contribute toward their healthcare plans. The bill, strongly supported by Gov. Chris Christie, passed the state Senate on Monday 24-15, despite large protests outside the statehouse in Trenton.
As Patch reports on how the bill could affect state employees and residents at the local level here in Scotch Plains and Fanwood, we invite you to share your thoughts on the legislation. What do you think of the measure, and what ideas or alternatives would you propose?