TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney says he’ll push for new laws to force towns to share services and to change some gun laws in the new year.

In a wide-ranging interview Wednesday on radio station New Jersey 101.5, Sweeney also reiterated impeachment proceedings are being talked about concerning Supreme Court Justice Rivera-Soto. The justice is refusing to participate in court decisions as long as a temporary judge is sitting on the court.

Sweeney said he will seek to change laws on carrying handguns after the governor commuted a man’s seven-year prison sentence. The man had guns in his trunk that were locked and unloaded and purchased legally.

The Senate president also said he plans to introduce a bill encouraging towns to share services.

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