RECENT PRESS RELEASES
  • Sweeney Statement on NJ Transit

    TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement today on NJ Transit:READ MORE »

    “The NJ Transit service failures that have disrupted the lives of commuters in New Jersey require swift actions by the officials responsible for overseeing the operations of train services.  There are remedies that can be implemented immediately to alleviate the crisis conditions that adversely impact train services just as there is a need for transit officials to focus on any additional actions needed to make sure these failures are not repeated. READ MORE »

  • ‘Path To Progress’ Website Launched In Support of Fiscal Reform Proposals

    Provides Forum for Recommendations by the Economic & Policy Workgroup to Reduce Costs, Find Efficiencies & Maintain Fiscal Stability READ MORE »

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  • Sweeney-Oroho P-3 Bill Becomes Law

    Public-Private Partnerships Will Support Building & Highway ProjectsREAD MORE »

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  • Reform Recommendations Issued to Address State’s Fiscal Challenges

    Proposals by Economic and Fiscal Policy Workgroup Aim to Put New Jersey on the Path to Progress READ MORE »

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  • Sweeney’s School Funding Reform Plan Becomes Law

    Landmark Legislation Sets Course for Full & Fair Funding for All NJ School DistrictsREAD MORE »

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  • NJ Bans Smoking On Public Beaches & Parks

    Sweeney-Gopal-Smith Bill Becomes LawREAD MORE »

    TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Vin Gopal and Senator Bob Smith that bans smoking on New Jersey’s beaches was signed into law today by Governor Phil Murphy. The law, S-2534, prohibits smoking on all public beaches and at state, county and municipal parks.READ MORE »

  • New Law Will Allow Chambers Works To Regain Ability To Fully Operate Treatment Facility

    TRENTON – The Governor today signed legislation that will allow the Chemours Chambers Works wastewater facility to again fully operate, restarting a treatment facility that had operated for decades.READ MORE »

    The law, S-879, sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney, Deputy Speaker John J. Burzichelli and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro will update the definition of an existing hazardous waste facility in state law to allow the Chemours facility at its Chambers Works site in Salem County to resume taking off-site materials for treatment.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Praises Budget Agreement

    TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement today on the agreement reached on the state budget:READ MORE »

    “I want to thank Governor Murphy, Speaker Coughlin and the leadership teams from the Senate and Assembly for all their hard work and commitment. We have reached an agreement on a budget that we can all embrace and that will address our shared priorities. It embodies the values of Democrats and will serve the needs and best interests of the people of New Jersey.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Attends Hard Rock Opening

    Atlantic City – Senate President Steve Sweeney participated in the grand opening ceremonies of the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City this morning where he lauded the positive impact the newly-opened casino and the new Ocean Resort Casino will add to the gaming sector and to the Atlantic City region.READ MORE »

    “There is renewed life and a growing sense of optimism in Atlantic City,” said Senator Sweeney. “Two new casinos are opening and Stockton University’s new campus will open this fall. This means more jobs, more economic activity and the expansion of the state’s gaming sector. Hard Rock brings a well-known name to Atlantic City’s casinos that will help expand the city’s appeal.”READ MORE »

  • Senate Approves Sweeney Legislation to Provide Fair and Full Funding to All School Districts

    TRENTON – The Senate today approved landmark legislation sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney to restore fairness to the state’s school aid formula by eliminating “growth caps” to provide proper funding to districts with growing enrollments and establishing a seven-year phase-out of  the “adjustment aid” that continues to compensate districts for students they no longer have.READ MORE »

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