Update: Governor Christie Reverses Decision/ Will Keep NJ-PA Tax Reciprocity Agreement
December 22, 2016
On November 22, 2016, Governor Chris Christie announced that he will keep in place a decades-old agreement that allows New Jersey and Pennsylvania residents who work across state lines to pay income taxes where they live rather than where they work.
According to NJ.com, the governor credited finding $200 million in savings in a public worker union-backed health care bill that Christie signed into law on Monday. The legislation adjusts the process in which public workers receive their prescriptions by modifying the state's pharmacy benefits system.
"This action will save state taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars in health care benefit costs, and I'm proud my administration was again able to work with elected officials from both sides of the aisle and many labor union representatives to achieve these savings," Christie said in a statement.