Stephen Sweeney

N.J. Sen. Stephen Sweeney (credit:

NJ Dem Leader Fears Fallout From Tunnel Bill Fight

State Senate President Stephen Sweeney worries that New Jersey could lose out on $128 million the federal government offered to credit back to help ease traffic jams once the state pays in full.


N.J. Sen. Stephen Sweeney (credit:

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.


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.


N.J. Sen. Stephen Sweeney (credit:

Sweeney Talks Impeachment, New Laws For New Year

The New Jersey Senate President said he’ll push for new laws to force towns to share services and to change some gun laws in the new year.


New Jersey Statehouse - Trenton, NJ - File Photo

Unemployment Remark Sparks Partisan Fuss In NJ

Democratic leaders who demanded that the top Assembly Republican apologize may have gotten more than they asked for.


Gov. Chris Christie attends a town hall meeting - Parsippany, NJ - Dec 3, 2010 - Photo: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office

Christie Hopes For Progress On Property Tax Reform

After calling Monday’s meeting “productive,” Christie says he hopes today’s scheduled meeting with legislative leaders will bring them closer to property tax reform.


Gov. Chris Christie (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

Dems Propose Police, Fire Arbitration Changes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Democratic leaders in New Jersey united Thursday to stand up to Gov. Chris Christie’s complaints that they’re blocking reforms to help towns meet a new state requirement that property tax hikes […]