Report: 1 in 3 NJ lawmakers get 2 public paychecks

(AP) - New disclosure reports show at least 36 ofNew Jersey's 120 lawmakers collected a second public paycheck lastyear.

At least 19 state lawmakers reportedly earned more than $50,000 in addition totheir $49,000 part-time legislative pay.

Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.) says he wants all public workers restricted to onepublic paycheck, except for those who are already retired andreceiving a pension. Christie says they could still take othergovernment jobs, but only be able to earn a salary for one of them.

Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Cryan (D-Union), who earns $111,772 as aUnion County undersheriff, says Christie's proposal would make ithard for those in less lucrative lines of work to serve in theLegislature.

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