Gov. Christie holds town hall in Union City

UNION CITY - So many people showed up at Gov. Chris Christie's (R-N.J.) town hall meeting in Union City today, police were forced to turn some away.

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Christie held the event at the Bruce Walter Recreation Center, where he discussed his plans for fiscal discipline, pension and benefits, and education reform.

He spoke about New Jersey's financial health. The governor announced at the town hall meeting that a major rating agency has downgraded the state's bond rating. Christie says Standard and Poor's made the call because of New Jersey's mounting pension and health care debt.

The governor blasted the state's legislators over New Jersey's depleted pension funds, saying the lawmakers acted "in favor of special interest instead of public interest."

Democrats in the Legislature fired back, blaming the governor's decision to not make pension payments for S & P's lower grade.

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