Steve Sweeney

The Christie Tracker Podcast

The Chairman's Dinner

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

How a dinner with David Samson allegedly led to a special flight path… and a federal probe.


Christie Signs Budget, Defies Democrats on Pension and Taxes

Monday, June 30, 2014


"Balanced and responsible," or a plan that will hurt working families?

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Christie Calls for Pension Reform Now, But Doesn't Say How

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

During his budget address, the Republican governor called pensions an "entitlement," much to the dismay of New Jersey Democrats.

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New Jersey News

Sweeney Reverses Stand on Gun-Control Measure

Monday, February 24, 2014

New Jersey lawmakers are trying once again to reduce the number of bullets a gun magazine can hold - from 15 to 10.


The Brian Lehrer Show

'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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New Jersey News

Overstating the Benefits of Consolidation

Thursday, January 16, 2014

New Jersey Public Radio

In 2011, residents voted to merge Princeton Township and Princeton Borough into a single town - Princeton. This week, in his state of the state speech, Governor Christie held up Princeton as a shining example of what consolidation can do to reduce the cost of services in New Jersey towns. He claimed a savings in one year of $3 million.

But Planet Princeton says that "$3 million" in savings is a myth that was debunked last year. Mary Mann with New Jersey News Commons has been following the story and speaks with New Jersey Public Radio's David Furst.

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New Jersey News

With A United GOP Behind Him, Christie Seeks to Divide Dems

Thursday, April 11, 2013

As New Jersey Governor Chris Christie campaigns for re-election, he leads a united Republican party. And on the campaign trail he is doing his best to fracture the state's Democrats.


It's A Free Country ®

Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, February 24, 2012

Both rock stars in their own right, both trying to right their states' ships, and both building serious momentum for a potential presidential run. Every Friday, we'll look at who's week will look better on a résumé come 2016.



One Blizzard, Two Markedly Different Approaches in NJ and NYC

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

On Monday morning, New Jersey was under a state of emergency and state government operations were closed except for emergency personnel. Across the Hudson in New York City, no emergency was declared, city offices kept regular hours, and Mayor Bloomberg pointed to the full audiences at Broadway shows. 

But as the heavy snow stayed stacked on city streets through another full day on Tuesday, critics questioned Bloomberg's response.

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Trenton Weighs NJN's Future

Monday, December 13, 2010

On Monday, New Jersey lawmakers will consider a bill that would get the state out of the public broadcasting business. Supporters of the measure hope it will keep New Jersey Network running.

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Christie and Dems Reach Landmark Deal

Friday, December 10, 2010

As a result of a bipartisan compromise, New Jersey police and firefighters won't get more than a two percent raise over the next three years. Under the deal struck by Governor Christie with legislative leaders to cap first responders salaries, there will also be major reforms to how contracts are negotiated.

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Christie, Democrats Begin Talks in Earnest

Thursday, December 09, 2010

After months of political theater, New Jersey's Democratic legislative leaders and Governor Chris Chrisitie are holding substantial discussions on what tools they can give local governments to cut costs.