In response to questions at his news conference, Christie said police officers and firefighters, as well as other local public employees, wouldn't be precluded from getting raises that exceed 2.5 percent.
"There is not a cap on salary increases. I want to leave that to the mayors and to the school boards to make those decisions on how they spend that money," said Christie...
Christie's office, however, also distributed summaries of the proposed legislation — which wasn't available Monday afternoon — that said there could be no school contract award in excess of a 2.5 percent cap, including salary, benefits and other economic provisions.
The municipal and county government portion of the proposal bars arbitrators from making contract awards that exceed the 2.5 percent cap.Remember this is a guy who doesn't really care that he doesn't know what the hell he's doing.