TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey voters will get the final word in a dispute over whether the state's judges can be forced to contribute more toward their pensions and benefits — the same as other public employees.

Both chambers of the state Legislature on Monday passed a measure to let voters decide on an amendment to the state constitution to clarify that the Legislature has the authority to deduct benefit contributions from the judges' salaries.

Gov. Chris Christie, who often bashes the state's famously activist courts, said he would campaign for passage of the amendment, which will be on November's ballot.

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