State Workers Get Back Pay for New Jersey's Shutdown

August 3, 2017

State workers will receive back pay for the time they missed during New Jersey's July government shutdown.

Gov. Chris Christie on Tuesday signed the retroactive pay legislation, offering faint praise to the legislative leaders he had blamed for shuttering state parks and government offices.

"This bill justly reinstates the pay lost by our hardworking rank-and-file state workers who were not at fault for the three-day government closure that disrupted services and inconvenienced our citizens when the adoption of a fiscal 2018 budget stalled in the Legislature," Christie said in a statement.

Both the Senate and Assembly returned from the campaign trail In July for rare summer sessions to pass the bill (S3422) restoring pay to furloughed workers.

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