Stephen Sweeney

NJ Democrats To Port Authority: Sell Real Estate Holdings To Pay For Hudson Rail TunnelSweeney joined with other Democrats and transportation and business leaders Tuesday at Newark's Penn Station to stress the critical importance of a new rail tunnel.
Committees Investigating Christie Administration, George Washington Bridge Lane Closures MergeNew Jersey lawmakers have merged the committees investigating the George Washington Bridge lane closures.
Christie Administration Asks N.J. Supreme Court To Take Appeal On Gay MarriageA judge ruled Friday that the state must allow gay couples to wed starting Oct. 21. But Gov. Chris Christie plans to appeal the ruling.
Friends, Colleagues React To Passing Of Sen. Frank LautenbergMany remembered the nation's oldest senator and last World War II veteran in the Senate as a dedicated public servant who fought for the people of New Jersey.
Gloves Come Off Between Kean And Sweeney In N.J. State SenateThe two most powerful men in the New Jersey Senate are locking horns.
Gov. Christie Revives Plan For Tax Credit Aimed At Households Earning Up To $400KEarly indications, however, are that Democrats are unlikely to move off the argument that the state is not taking in sufficient revenues to support a phased-in 10 percent cut.
Rutgers Lawyer John Wolf Resigns Amid Rice Inquiry; John J. Farmer Takes His PlaceThe board of governors announced that a widely-respected former state attorney general, John J. Farmer, will be the school's new top lawyer. Farmer had been serving as dean of its Newark law school.
Christie: No Scandal In $100 Million No-Bid Contract For Sandy Debris Removal Christie says New Jersey needed to hire a contractor quickly after Sandy to begin picking up mounds of debris left by the storm and AshBritt was selected in part because the firm had experience dealing with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and was able to get full reimbursement.
Sweeney Calls For Probe Of No-Bid Contract For Sandy Debris CleanupNew 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.
Christie Squashes Minimum Wage Bill, Proposes Scaled-Back Alternative Gov. Chris Christie's conditional veto returns the bill to the Legislature suggesting that lawmakers scale the increase back by 25 cents, to $1 per hour and phase in the increase over three years.
New Jersey Senate President: Christie May Have 'Prayed' For Sandy To ComeNew 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.
New Jersey Legislature Sends Minimum Wage Hike To Christie's DeskThe 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.