Senate President Stephen Sweeney

Officials marked the end of a $2.3 billion project to widen the New Jersey Turnpike on Oct. 24, 2014. (credit: Levon Putney/WCBS 880)

Ceremony Marks End Of New Jersey Turnpike Widening Project

A ribbon-cutting ceremony took place Friday at the Molly Pitcher service area in Cranbury Township.

10/24/2014

Developer Paul Fireman wants to build a casino near this site in Jersey City, New Jersey. (Credit: CBS 2)

Casinos In Northern New Jersey? Idea Doesn’t Sit Well With Everyone

Two state lawmakers have been pushing to set up casinos in northern New Jersey, but they – along with a developer who wants to build a casino in Jersey City – have been hit with some obstacles.

07/10/2014

Port Authority Bus Terminal

Port Authority Agrees To More Funding To Fix Deteriorating Bus Terminal

Commuters have been saying there is trouble at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown and it makes for a miserable ride.

07/09/2014

Gov. Chris Christie delivers his 2014 State of the State address on Jan. 14, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

N.J. Lawmakers Approve Of Christie Address, But Are Watching Probe Closely

With a special legislative committee probing the George Washington Bridge lane closure scandal, lawmakers were closely listening to Gov. Chris Christie’s State of the State speech on Tuesday.

01/14/2014

Governor Chris Christie (L); New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (Credit: AP)

NJ State Sen. Pres. Sweeney Will Block 2 Of Gov. Christie’s Education Proposals

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney says he’ll block two major education reform proposals sought by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

07/11/2011

NJ State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (file / credit: New Jersey Senate Democrats)

N.J. Senate Prez To Gov. Christie: ‘I’m Not Apologizing, Kissing Up To Him’

A New Jersey lawmaker’s comments about Gov. Chris Christie are drawing a lot criticism. State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said he wanted to quote: “punch the governor in the head” for cutting the budget. On Thursday he explained why.

07/07/2011

Health care graphic (Credit: AP)

NJ Dems Oppose Limits On Out-Of-State Medical Care

Some Democrats are vowing to fight a provision in a proposed health benefits law that would limit New Jersey public workers’ access to out-of-state medical care.

06/19/2011

Governor Chris Christie (L); New Jersey State Senate President Stephen Sweeney (Credit: AP)

Gov. Christie, NJ Senate President Sweeney A True Political Odd Couple

Much like Felix and Oscar of “Odd Couple” fame, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Democratic state Senate President Stephen Sweeney are learning to live together and breaking some china in the process.

05/21/2011