Bill Grants Back Pay to Furloughed State Employees

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State employees who could not go to work back in July due to the state shutdown are going to get paid.

Governor Chris Christie has signed into law a bill that gives back pay to the state workers affected by this summer's three-day government shutdown.

Christie says that the new law "justly reinstates" the pay state workers lost over the shutdown of nonessential government services from Saturday, July 1st, to Monday, July 3rd.

The Republican governor ordered some government services, including state parks, closed after he and the Democrat-led legislature failed to enact a budget by the deadline. Christie signed the nearly $35 billion budget by the July 4th holiday. 

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