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Sweeney Wields ‘Big Stick’ as Senate Passes Shared-Services Bill

Friday, November 30, 2012

Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) yesterday scored yet another bipartisan legislative victory when the Senate passed his controversial bill that would force municipalities to share services or face a loss of state aid.

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New Jersey News

NJ Voters Face 3 Different Tax Cut Plans

Friday, March 09, 2012

Last month, Gov. Chris Christie was criticized by Democrats for his 10 percent income tax cut proposal. Now, Democrats are weighing in with tax cut proposals of their own.

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New Jersey News

NJ Sen. Sweeney Says Gay Marriage Will Pass, Expects Christie to Veto

Friday, February 10, 2012

Despite a veto threat from Governor Chris Christie, New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney says the legislature is poised to pass a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in the Garden State.

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NJ Senate Panel Votes 9 to 4 to Approve Pension Bill

Friday, June 17, 2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie took a preliminary victory lap on Thursday evening, celebrating the passage in committee earlier in the day of a public employee benefit reform plan he said would generate $122 billion in savings over the next 30 years for the state's beleaguered pension system. The Governor spoke during a call-in show hosted by WNET and WNYC.

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WNYC News

Christie Strikes Bipartisan Deal on State Employee Benefits in New Jersey

Thursday, June 16, 2011

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and the Democratically controlled legislative leaders have reached a deal on remaking the state's pension and health plans for state employees — a bipartisan deal to scale back state employee benefits in New Jersey.

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It's A Free Country ®

New Jersey Teachers Target Republican Christie, and Democrat Sweeney for Pension Plan

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

In a move that's becoming increasingly familiar across the country, Governor Chris Christie is asking public employees to contribute more of their income to their pensions and health care. New legislation could force towns and school districts to purchase private health plans, rather than participate in a government program which critics allege has lost over $200 million in recent years.

But unlike other states, the proposal in New Jersey is bipartisan, sort of: the plan represents a compromise between Republican Governor Christie and Democratic State Senate President Stephen Sweeney.

And now state unions are targeting them both as the New Jersey legislative nears its budget deadline at the end of the month.

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