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. 

"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.