• Sweeney, Smith & Singleton Want Action on Water Quality Law

    Will Schedule Committee Hearing to Gauge Progress on the Water Quality Accountability Act READ MORE »

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Bob Smith and Senator Troy Singleton announced today that they will pursue an accounting of the progress in the implementation of the “Water Quality Accountability Act,” the landmark law intended to ensure the safety and reliability of the state’s drinking water.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Discusses the Future of Wind Energy at ‘Time for Turbines’ Event

    Atlantic CityAddressing New Jersey’s offshore wind leaders at an event hosted by the Business Network for Offshore Wind and Jersey Renews, Senate President Steve Sweeney today underscored his commitment to renewable energy.READ MORE »

    “We must continue supporting, promoting and pursuing offshore wind energy in New Jersey,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “We have the resources and capacity to be the national frontrunner in the offshore wind industry. As the renewable energy sector of the economy grows, we have an obligation not only to our environment but to New Jersey workers to make it a priority. This is the time to seize this opportunity to be the leader in a field where we can create jobs and spur long-term economic growth.”READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Visits YMCA of the Pines Camp Bright Feathers

    Medford – Senate President Steve Sweeney toured the YMCA of the Pines today and spoke to the campers of their Camp Bright Feathers. The camp provides a nurturing environment for children and teens affected by HIV/AIDS and violence.READ MORE »

    “Without the escape of school, summer can be an especially hard time for children coming from troubled homes,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “Camps like this offer a unique opportunity to get out of the house and share in positive experiences with kids their age who come from similar situations. It was wonderful to speak to the campers and hear firsthand what Camp Bright Feathers means to them.”READ MORE »

  • Sweeney and Addiego Visit the Rutgers EcoComplex

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney joined Senator Dawn Marie Addiego in visiting the Rutgers EcoComplex today, one of the leading environmental and energy centers in the country. The Rutgers EcoComplex focuses its research on how to capture and re-use gas emitted by organic matter, such as food waste in landfills.READ MORE »

    “Looking to alternative energy sources is a top priority for New Jersey as we strive to transition our state to zero emissions by 2050. The work taking place at the Rutgers EcoComplex has provided us with valuable research and development in order to utilize biomass as a reliable source of energy for the state,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “Institutionalizing the ability to harness energy from our waste would not only move us towards a healthier environment, but it would create economic development and jobs throughout the state as well.”READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Visits Volunteers of America’s Safe Return Facility

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney visited Volunteers of America’s Safe Return facility in Trenton today where he learned about the services they offer and discussed their plans for expansion.READ MORE »

    “The Safe Return program is doing powerful work in their focus areas of the state, and I look forward to seeing the impact their expansion has,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “By expanding their services to more counties they will be able to change the lives of even more New Jerseyans looking to regain their footing after incarceration. That is why I made sure we increased their funding in this year’s budget and why I will fight to ensure they receive the money they were promised.”READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Speaks with Students from the Junior State of America Foundation

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney spoke to a group of exceptional high school students today selected to participate in the New Jersey Institute for Politics and Leadership Summit run by the Junior State of America Foundation (JSA). Senator Sweeney detailed the legislative process and the current state of New Jersey on the floor of the Senate Chambers.READ MORE »

    “It’s always encouraging to see such eager and civic-minded young men and women,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “With only 56% of eligible voters voting in the 2018 general election, we as a state and as a country are in need of much more political engagement. These youth are the next generation of leaders in business, public policy and entrepreneurship and their interest in the legislative process will serve us all in the future.”READ MORE »

  • Third District Legislators Attend Annual Autism Dinner

    West Deptford– Senate President Steve Sweeney, Deputy Assembly Speaker John J. Burzichelli, and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro attended an annual dinner to raise money for Resources for Independent Living (RIL) and promote Autism awareness. Prior to the dinner, the three district legislators presented Debbie Behnke with a Ceremonial Resolution recognizing her contributions to RIL and the larger Salem County community.READ MORE »

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  • Sweeney Tours Gloucester County Child Advocacy Center

    Woodbury – Senate President Steve Sweeney toured the Gloucester County Child Advocacy Center in Woodbury today, getting a firsthand view of the expanded Special Victims Unit that helps to protect children from abuse in a safe and protective environment. The facility, opened in 2017, was renovated and expanded with a $300,000 grant to the Gloucester County Prosecutor’s Office from the New Jersey Department of Children and Families.READ MORE »

    “This center provides a place of safety and care for children who have been victimized by abuse,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “It also offers a way of identifying and coordinating the types of services that can be provided to help young victims.  This is a place where the healing can start.”READ MORE »

  • Sweeney, Taliaferro Tour Circle M Farms in Salem

    Salem – Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assemblyman Adam J. Taliaferro took a tour of Circle M Farms’ peach orchard with New Jersey Department of Agriculture today, getting a firsthand view of one of the region’s top orchards in one of the state’s most important agricultural sectors.READ MORE »

    Circle M Farms is a certified ‘Jersey Fresh’ farm which provides peaches and nectarines through Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and food markets around the state.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney & Cunningham Praise Thomas Edison’s Statewide ‘3-Plus-1’ Plan

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Higher Education Chair Senator Sandra Bolden Cunningham praised Thomas Edison State University’s enactment of a statewide “3-Plus-1” plan, designed to make college more accessible and affordable.READ MORE »

    “Thomas Edison has long been a great resource for adults looking to continue their education and the introduction of a 3-plus-1 option is a great addition,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “This program will provide a pathway to the middleclass for individuals who may not have had the time, money or opportunity to attend a four year institution earlier in life.”READ MORE »