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Christie Vetoes Raises For Workers At 1 Authority

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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed new contracts for employees of the bistate agency that runs a bridge and ferries between southern New Jersey and Delaware.
    
The Republican governor says the Delaware River and Bay Authority was out of line this month when it agreed to give annual 1.9 percent raises to union and non-union employees while keeping their health insurance premium costs unchanged.
    
The authority contract called for employees to continue paying 10 percent of the cost of their health insurance premiums. Christie says that many other public workers in New Jersey are expected to pay 20 percent starting July 1.



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