Steve Sweeney

Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Friends, Colleagues React To Passing Of Sen. Frank Lautenberg

Many 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.

06/03/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (file / credit: Tim Larsen / Governor's Office)

NJ Democrats Weigh Potential Challengers To Take On Christie

New Jersey Democratic state senate leaders gathered in Trenton ahead of Tuesday’s State of the State address from Gov. Chris Christie.

01/07/2013

A man holds his child as they view damage from Sandy along the Jersey Shore in Belmar - Oct. 30, 2012 (credit: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Belmar Mayor Opposes Free Beach Access In Exchange For Sandy Help

A bill in the New Jersey State Senate would require any town on the Jersey Shore make its beach access free of charge if the town accepts federal or state aid to rebuild beaches after Sandy.

12/24/2012

New Jersey Statehouse in Trenton (file)

NJ Legislature To Send Christie Minimum Wage Bill Today

The New Jersey Legislature is expected to send Gov. Chris Christie a bill increasing the minimum wage after the Assembly takes a final technical vote on Monday.

12/03/2012

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NJ Senate President Moves To Ban Sporting Events With Replacement Officials

Like many football fans, New Jersey State Senate President Steve Sweeney has seen enough of the NFL’s replacement officials.

09/25/2012

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

N.J. Democrat To Introduce Measure That Would Put Minimum Wage Increase Before Voters

Increasing the minimum wage was identified as a Democratic legislative priority for the year, and the different approach being taken by the Senate leader could bubble over into a feud between the legislative leaders.

09/22/2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

N.J. Lawmakers Say They Will Not Consider Christie Tax-Cut Plan

There was drama at the statehouse on Monday. Governor Chris Christie called a special joint session of the Legislature to ask Democrats to pass a tax-cut plan they actually sponsored.

07/02/2012

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State Of Emergency Declared In New Jersey

State Senate President Steve Sweeney, who is filling in while Gov. Chris Christie and Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno are out of state, issued the order Sunday night.

12/27/2010

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

NJ Senate Leader To Be Acting Governor

State Senate President Steve Sweeney will become acting governor on Sunday, when Gov. Chris Christie and his family head to Florida for a Disney World vacation.

12/25/2010

Marijuana (credit: CBS 2)

NJ Senate Seeks To Defy Governor Over Marijuana

Democrats in the New Jersey Senate say they’re planning to move forward with a vote Monday to force Gov. Chris Christie to rewrite strict new rules on medical marijuana.

12/11/2010

Atlantic City skyline, New Jersey (Photo Credit: AP)

AP: NJ Lawmaker Has Vision For AC Airport

When it comes to Atlantic City and its airport, one Southern New Jersey lawmaker is thinking big.

11/25/2010

Proposal Would Curb NJ Tax Cap To Pay Police

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — About 30 New Jersey mayors have appealed to Gov. Chris Christie for help complying with a new limit on cost increases that takes effect Jan. 1. The mayors on Thursday met […]

09/30/2010

NJ Governor Chris Christie (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

Christie Defends Decision To Axe Education Commish

The Governor said his decision was based on business, and that Schundler’s dismissal came not because he made the mistake on the “Race to the Top” grant, but because he lied.

08/31/2010

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