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'Sandy Bill of Rights' Tour

Thursday, February 20, 2014

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney is calling for a 'Sandy Bill of Rights' to bring transparency to recovery and aid programs. He discusses his recently-introduced legislation as well as his 'Bill of Rights' tour stopping in some of the hardest hit areas in New Jersey.

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Steve Sweeney
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Comments [6]

Alfred Rosenblatt from Forest Hills, NY

Finding out how to stream the on-air program at your website is always an adventure, especially since I don't do it regularly. Today I wanted to stream Brian Lehrer's program. I finally got his program from last Thursday, I think. Why can't you make the process more intuitive?

Feb. 25 2014 11:47 AM

Are the recipients of the claimed federal "pork" included in the "Sandy" aid bills as dissatisfied as the "deserving" people Mr. Sweeney claims to be concerned about?

(just askin')

http://www.teapartyexpress.org/7307/porky-peter-king-gets-his-facts-wrong-again

Feb. 20 2014 11:57 AM

Can anyone find a record of Mr. Sweeney raising these issues at the time this aid was being solicited? What steps is Mr. Sweeney in favor of to prevent the type of fraud that might have been involved in the "9/11" claims?

http://abcnews.go.com/US/york-cops-firefighters-massive-911-fraud-indictment/story?id=21445783

Feb. 20 2014 11:43 AM

The dems were silent for Chrissy's first four years
Now they want to act like men!?!? WTF

We need a bill of rights against political patronage jobs and weak opposition parties

Feb. 20 2014 10:29 AM
Meg from Stamford, CT

ETON RADIO: Used mine while traveling this summer. Was on an island wasn't certain I'd have opportunity to plug in so I brought it to ensure phone always charged.

Feb. 20 2014 10:24 AM
superf88

Is there a percentage of the "Sandy Recovery Funds" -- say, .01% -- earmarked for reducing what may be (or as scientists say, are) man's chemical and behavioral contribution to extreme weather, in order to reduce the number of times our governor has to beg for Shorehouse Welfare? If not, why not and what is your own position on and solution to the relation between NJ's carbon emission contribution to extraordinary climate events, and US taxpayer handouts to tidy up the results of those events?

Is it fair for the US taxpayer to subsidize flood insurance for people who build in flood areas?

And does the senator consider this line of inquiry to be political in nature or simply common sense?

Feb. 20 2014 09:12 AM

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