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The Revel casino is seen from the boardwalk in Atlantic City (file / creidt: Dough4872 via Wikipedia)

Atlantic City’s Revel Casino Already Filing For Bankruptcy

Less than a year after opening, the Revel casino and hotel in Atlantic City has announced it is filing for chapter 11 bankruptcy next month.

02/20/2013

Senate President Steve Sweeney (Credit: http://www.njleg.state.nj.us)

Sweeney Calls For Probe Of No-Bid Contract For Sandy Debris Cleanup

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney has called for a panel to investigate a no-bid contract for debris cleanup awarded by the Christie administration after Superstorm Sandy.

02/04/2013

Stephen Sweeney, Gov. Chris Christie (credit: CBS 2)

New Jersey Senate President: Christie May Have ‘Prayed’ For Sandy To Come

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) said Monday that Gov. Chris Christie might have “prayed” for Superstorm Sandy, because it has provided cover for what Sweeney said are the governor’s failed economic policies.

01/07/2013

New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton (file)

New Jersey Legislature Sends Minimum Wage Hike To Christie’s Desk

The New Jersey Legislature on Monday sent a bill to the desk of Gov. Chris Christie that would raise the state’s minimum wage by $1.25, to $8.50 per hour.

12/03/2012

Union rally in Trenton on March 3, 2011 (Photo/Marla Diamond)

NJ Police, Firefighters Protest Staff Cuts Outside Statehouse

Organizers said up to 10,000 were expected to protest staff cuts and promote public safety. They said budget cuts and layoffs have thinned their ranks to unsafe levels.

03/03/2011

N.J. Sen. Stephen Sweeney (credit: NJLegDistrict3.com)

Sweeney: No Pension Reform Unless NJ Pays Up

Senate President Stephen Sweeney said he’ll soon announce major pension changes that will hinge on Gov. Chris Christie agreeing to start paying into the system. Payments have been skipped or greatly reduced in recent years.

01/06/2011

Gov. Chris Christie holds a town hall meeting - Moorestown, NJ - Oct 28, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Jobs Bills Dominate NJ Legislative Agenda

Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Sheila Oliver said aggressive efforts are needed to bring down New Jersey’s unemployment rate. It’s currently 9.2 percent.

01/06/2011