Gov. Christie signs bill to limit pay raises for police, firefighters

Christie signed a bill on Tuesday limiting the pay raises fire and police departments can get from local towns. (6/24/14)

TRENTON - Gov. Chris Christie and state Democrats do agree on some things, even during budget season.

Christie signed a bill on Tuesday limiting the pay raises fire and police departments can get from local towns.

Dozens of mayors lent their support, calling it a win-win for first responders and property tax payers. 

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"We have a backstop that we can negotiate, and we can take care of the interests of the public, take care of their public safety, but at the same time at a fair deal for taxpayers," says Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty.

The new cap expires at the end of 2017.

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Should there be a cap on how much of a raise a police officer or firefighter can get?

Yes, it gets out of control. No, the job is dangerous and they deserve it.

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