Munoz pushes to end sick-time payouts at Assembly budget hearing

Munoz pushes to end sick-time payouts at Assembly budget hearing

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz raised the issue of sick-time payouts, which is costing taxpayers billions, at an Assembly budget hearing Monday.

Munoz sponsors the bill (A844) ending the payouts. For some municipalities, payments have been as high as $250,000. Add up all the retirees with a $7,500 cap and the cost to the state would still be roughly $3.25 billion.