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  • Sweeney Gives Support to Horizon Legislation

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement in support of legislation introduced in the General Assembly today to reorganize Horizon Blue Cross-Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s largest health insurer:READ MORE »

    “This bill will help Horizon to move forward with reforms that aid health care consumers and enhance the quality of care they receive. These changes will better enable New Jersey’s only not-for-profit health insurer to modernize the way it is organized so it can invest more in member benefits, including consumer technology and preventive care. They will help keep costs under control and improve health outcomes, so that medical care is affordable and accessible. For those who depend on Horizon, this change will ensure the company can continue to provide the highest quality healthcare into the future.”READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Slams Murphy for Playing Politics and Misleading Public on Critical School Funding Issue

    Senate President: Governor doesn’t realize his proposed $1B tax hike wouldn’t put a penny into overfunded districts under bill he signed into lawREAD MORE »

    TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney today blasted the Governor for playing politics on critical school funding issues by calling for a $1 billion tax increase that would do nothing to help districts facing Adjustment Aid cuts.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Statement on the Passing of Calvin West

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement on the passing of Calvin West:READ MORE »

    “Calvin West was a trailblazer who dedicated his life to the causes that advanced the rights of others and improved the quality of life for the people of Newark and other urban communities in New Jersey. He helped shape the modern history of Newark as a leader and a constant champion for the city’s progress. Calvin served his country, the State of New Jersey and the City of Newark with a selfless spirit, a kind heart and a helping hand. Calvin will be missed, but he will be remembered with appreciation by all who knew him. I extend my condolences to his loved ones.”READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Tours Pinelands Regional High School

    Touts Benefits of School ConsolidationREAD MORE »

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney toured the Pinelands Regional High School today and met with school officials to discuss potential K-12 regionalization efforts. Pinelands Regional, a grade 7-12 district, serves students from the K-6 districts of Little Egg Harbor, Bass River, Eagleswood, and Tuckerton.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Hosts Panel on Path to Progress at the League of Municipalities

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney hosted a panel on the New Jersey Path to Progress Initiative today in the Atlantic City Convention Center as a part of the New Jersey League of Municipalities’ 104th League Conference.READ MORE »

    The panel spoke about the fiscal reality facing New Jersey and crowding out of crucial investment priorities like affordable college, NJ Transit, infrastructure and clean water if the budgetary problems are not fixed.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Unveils Plan to Provide Cap Relief for Districts Facing Adjustment Aid Cuts

    West Windsor – Senate President Steve Sweeney announced today he will be introducing legislation to provide cap relief for districts that are facing Adjustment Aid cuts.READ MORE »

    “I will be introducing legislation that will provide cap relief to school districts facing Adjustment Aid cuts,” Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland) said at a meeting of the New Jersey School Boards Association’s Delegate Assembly.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Gives Support to Horizon Legislation

     Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement in support of legislation introduced in the General Assembly today to reorganize Horizon Blue Cross-Blue Shield of New Jersey, the state’s largest health insurer:READ MORE »

    “This bill will help Horizon to move forward with reforms that aid health care consumers and enhance the quality of care they receive. These changes will better enable New Jersey’s only not-for-profit health insurer to modernize the way it is organized so it can invest more in member benefits, including consumer technology and preventive care. They will help keep costs under control and improve health outcomes, so that medical care is affordable and accessible. For those who depend on Horizon, this change will ensure the company can continue to provide the highest quality healthcare into the future.”READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Presents Governor Florio with Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney presented former Governor Jim Florio with the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award from the Stockton Hughes Center for Public Policy in recognition of his distinguished career in public service and enduring contributions to New Jersey.READ MORE »

    As the State’s 49th governor, Florio had to face serious policy concerns, including the funding of the state’s public-school system, clean water enforcement, and enacting the nation’s strictest ban on assault weapons. During his time in Congress, Florio enacted the Superfund Law, a landmark environmental program that works to clean up hazardous waste sites.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney & Scutari Will Seek Voter Approval to Legalize Marijuana

    Announce Introduction of Proposed Constitutional Amendment  READ MORE »

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Nicholas Scutari, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following joint statement today announcing the introduction of legislation to seek voter approval of a constitutional amendment to legalize adult use marijuana in New Jersey:READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Statement on the Passing of Mary Taylor Previte

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement on the recent passing of former-Assemblywoman Mary Taylor Previte:READ MORE »

    “Mary Taylor Previte was a survivor who dedicated her life to helping others, especially in South Jersey. As an educator, she was an inspiration to her students at Camden High. As a beloved member of the Assembly, she was respected and admired by her peers on both sides of the aisle and was a devoted advocate for her legislative district.READ MORE »

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