map of New Jersey A New Jerseylawmaker is trying to sell his plan for fixing one of the nation'sworst-funded pension systems. (Photo: Shutterstock)

(Bloomberg) –New Jersey's top-ranking lawmaker is counting onturning around the state's budget-choking pension system by tappinghomeowners' disgust with paying the highest property taxes in thenation.

“If we can click with the public and they get angry, we've gotto channel that anger to demand solutions,” Senate President SteveSweeney, a Democrat from West Deptford who has flirted with runningfor governor, said in a Thursday interview in Bloomberg's Princetonoffice.

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