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What a difference a term makes. About this time in Chris Christie’s first turn in Drumthwacket, the governor was riding high on his ability to make villains of public unions — in particular, teachers. And he used the leverage he got from attacking them to force a historic bargain that required public workers to pay more into their pensions, in exchange for promises to begin fully funding the state’s share of the pension payments.
The question to the group of kids was an easy one: "How many of you like to play video games?" was asked — and, of course, nearly every hand went up. But unlike so many Bring Your Kids to Work Day activities around the state Thursday, this was not just a time filler during the day at Pansonic's headquarters in Newark.