Gov. Christie, Legislature strike arbitration deal

(AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and theLegislature have reached an agreement on reforms to the contractarbitration process.Christie announced Thursday that the two sides

TRENTON - (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and theLegislature have reached an agreement on reforms to the contractarbitration process.

Christie announced Thursday that the two sides agreed to a 2percent cap on salary increases arbitrators can award to police andfirefighters who dispute their contract. The agreement will end inthree years.

They also agreed to fast-track the arbitration process - socases are settled in 45 days - and to cap the amount arbitratorscan charge towns at $7,500 per case.

The two sides have been trying to strike a deal that reins inarbitration awards and makes the process fairer to towns and citiesthat soon will be forced to cap cost increases to 2 percent a year.

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