Path To Progress Tour Hits Union County


Senate President Steve Sweeney will hold a town hall meeting from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 13 at the Victor M. Richel Student Commons 1033 Springfield Avenue of Union County College in Cranford to engage in an open discussion about the fiscal reforms in the “Path To Progress” report. Hosted by Dr. Margaret M. McMenamin, President of Union County College, the forum will include Senator Nicholas Scutari, Senator Joe Cryan and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean.

I will try to be there with these two quick questions (which any of you out there who choose to attend and get called on first are free to appropriate):

  1. Last week the state treasurer put out a Request for Qualifications looking for a financial advisor who can determine the feasibility of using various assets to stabilize the seriously underfunded pension system. What is your position on this?
  2. You said in 2011 that the reforms back then “clearly fix the pension for 800,000 people.” Where were you wrong?

6 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by bruce paterson on February 13, 2019 at 6:50 pm

    i forgot about this mtg, its 645pm now. My question would have been to sen scutari: Since you are considered the political boss of union county, why did you put an unqualified friend as union county manager and why do you not give the line to an incumbent freeholder and incumbent mayor last year. Is it a corrupted friends and family agenda you control which precludes getting the best officials for the interests of the people? Maybe i would have singed off saying, “Thank you for an answer, senator scumbag scutari”


  2. Posted by bruce paterson on February 13, 2019 at 6:53 pm

    another question would have been to senator cryan: Joe, how did you get away with no prosecution for your proven lying to prosecutors and sending out 150 kinky emails from your public computer. How does poor quality and alleged criminal elected officials achieve proper reforms we need in NJ?


  3. Posted by bruce paterson on February 13, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    And probably to Senator Sweeney: Thank you senator for being concerned about the the myriad financial failures of our state and having the cajones to try to resolve them. But why would you bring 2 useless, self serving senators to this table?


  4. Posted by Tough Love on February 13, 2019 at 8:40 pm

    I would have like seeing the following question for Sweeney ………….

    We BOTH know that pension reform ONLY impacting new workers and those with less than 5 years of service will fall woefully short of the needed “savings”. With an overly generous and unsustainable CURRENT pension structure, and with conflicting legal opinions as to whether we can reduce future service pension accruals for vested employees with over 5 years of service ………….. why not at least TRY to put in place such reductions ?


    • Posted by Anonymous on February 13, 2019 at 11:00 pm

      What????????? And have his long time cronies (and himself) stop future pension accruals for themselves?!?!? What r u 🥜??


      • Posted by PS Drone on February 14, 2019 at 11:19 am

        There is definitely no question now that NJ is a fiscal Titanic and we are merely waiting for the iceberg to come into view.


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