AP: NJ Assembly not part of benefits deal

(AP) - The New Jersey Assembly is not part of a deal between the governor and Senate president to make publicworkers pay more for pension and health benefits.

A person in Wednesday's Assembly caucus meeting tells TheAssociated Press that Democrats who are in the Assembly majorityhave not agreed to support a bill that would require public workersto shoulder a significantly higher cost for health care.

The person said the Assembly Democrats agree in principle onlegislation to require higher pension contributions.

The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the meetingwas private.

The Associated Press reported a deal has been struck between NewJersey's Republican governor and Democratic Senate presidentpension and health benefits for all public workers.Public worker unions oppose any legislation that would takehealth care off the bargaining table.

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