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John Currie’s new part-time job: $92K at Passaic County welfare board
Welfare

John Currie’s new part-time job: $92K at Passaic County welfare board

Democratic Party chairman John Currie has landed a part-time job with the Passaic County Board of Social Services that pays him $92,000 a year to help get the word out to the public about welfare benefits. “I’m doing a job.
I’m entitled to do have a job, and I’m doing a good job.”
The new job comes with no set hours, and it significantly boosts Currie’s public salary at a time when he’s nearing retirement, which will jack up his pension.
Currie has served on the county board of elections for 21 years, but at a miniscule salary, currently $22,000 a year.
(Photo: Mitsu Yasukawa, Mitsu Yasukawa/ Staff Photograph) Depending on how long Currie stays on the job, the salary bump could increase his pension significantly.
Not surprisingly, Currie had the support of both Democratic freeholders who sit on the Board of Social Services, Assad Akhter and Bruce James.
“I’ve known John Currie for a long time,” said Peter Murphy, the Republican leader from Totowa.
Traier was recently appointed to the Passaic County Board of Elections and serves with Currie.
“People are really cynical about government,” Traier said.

No small-business owners on California comp fund board after veto
Welfare

No small-business owners on California comp fund board after veto

California Gov. Jerry Brown vetoed a bill on Wednesday that would require the governor to appoint a small-business owner to the State Compensation Insurance Fund board of directors.
A.B. 61, sponsored by Assemblyman Chris Holden, D-Pasadena, would “ideally offer practical advice on the role that workers compensation has on small businesses across” California, according to a statement from his office in July. A.B.
The board consists of 11 members, nine of whom are appointed by the governor. 61 would have required that the governor appoint one current or former small-business owner who is or has been a small-business owner for more than five years, according to the bill’s latest text.

Bill requires small business presence on comp fund board
Welfare

Bill requires small business presence on comp fund board

Bill requires small business presence on comp fund board.
The California Senate passed a bill Monday that would require the governor to appoint a small-business owner to the State Compensation Insurance Fund board of directors.
The member would “ideally offer practical advice on the role that workers compensation has on small businesses across” California, according to a statement from Assemblyman Chris Holden’s office last month.
The Senate passed Assembly Bill 61, sponsored by Mr. Holden, D-Pasadena, with a 38-0 vote.
Under the current law, the board consists of 11 members, nine of which are appointed by the governor.
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61 would require that the governor appoint one current or former small-business owner who is or has been a small-business owner for more than five years.
The bill also specifies that the person be a State Compensation Insurance Fund policyholder and that they be appointed to the first board vacancy that is not left by the labor member or the member with an auditing background, according to the bill’s latest text.