NJ Governor Phil Murphy NewJersey, like most other governments with troubled pensions, foryears paid less than what it owed to its retirement system, andGov. Phil Murphy says workers shouldn't pay the price for that.(Photo: Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) –In New Jersey, some want public workers to give upbenefits to fix the state's underfunded pension system. That's puzzling toGovernor Phil Murphy.

“It's the state's fault that we've got the deficit we have,”Murphy, 61, said in an interview Thursday after speaking at theGlobal Climate Summit in San Francisco. “Why would you do that ifit's the state's fault?”

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