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  • Sweeney Welcomes Acknowledgement of Need for Action on Clean Water, Says More Needs To Be Done

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement today welcoming the ideas offered by Governor Phil Murphy to better protect the state’s drinking water, including actions needed to guard against lead contamination in schools:READ MORE »

    “I welcome the ideas offered today that acknowledge the urgency of the clean water crisis and recognize the need for immediate action. Many of them track the actions we outlined last week and follow through on legislative initiatives. They should now be made a priority.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Speaks at Pennsauken-Merchantville Area Chamber of Commerce Meeting

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney addressed the Pennsauken-Merchantville Area Chamber of Commerce today about the state of New Jersey, where he spoke of the need for the state to promote economic prosperity, government efficiency and investment in public priorities.READ MORE »

    “The truth is New Jersey has the highest state tax burden in the nation. To tackle it, we need to commit to investing in the priorities that promote economic growth, improve government efficiency at the state and local levels, and relieve the pressures weighing on taxpayers,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “Our residents need more affordable services and they certainly should not be told that there is nothing we can do to help with the tax burden and if they don’t like it they should move out of state. We have to focus on the things that matter to people like a trusted public transportation system, clean drinking water, job opportunities and reliable, efficient government. The people of our state deserve to see real progress, and now is the time to deliver.”READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Welcomes Murphy’s Lead Remediation Proposals for Recognizing Need for A Plan of Action

     Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland) issued the following statement today in response to Governor Murphy’s proposals to address the threats of lead contamination:READ MORE »

    “I welcome the Governor’s proposals as a recognition of the need for a plan of action to combat the threats to the health and safety of New Jersey’s residents posed by lead contamination. Whether the dangers are from the water we consume, the paint in our homes or the soil in our communities, there is an urgency to this crisis that has called for an immediate, far-reaching and sustained response.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Praises Richard Smith’s Leadership & Accomplishments as Head of NAACP

    Cherry Hill – Addressing the NAACP’s New Jersey State Conference today Senate President Steve Sweeney praised Richard T. Smith, the president of the conference, as one of the most respected and accomplished civil rights leaders in New Jersey.READ MORE »

    Senator Sweeney identified a series of new laws and policies to advance social justice and equal opportunities that were developed and put in place with the active involvement of Mr. Smith.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Speaks at Joint Health Science Center Opening

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney spoke to those in attendance at the opening of Camden’s Joint Health Science Center today. The science center is part of Camden’s “Meds and Eds” corridor, which will provide a collaborative research and training space for Rowan University, Rutgers University-Camden, Camden County College and Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.READ MORE »

    “This facility is going to be an excellent addition to Camden’s ‘Eds and Meds’ corridor,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “With an estimated $72 million impact on Camden and $122 million statewide, this facility is more than a training center, it is going to help propel South Jersey to the forefront of medical research and innovation. This is yet another example of how smart investments are helping Camden rise up to its potential.”READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Speaks at Princeton-Mercer Chamber of Commerce Event

    Trenton – Addressing the Princeton-Mercer Chamber of Commerce Luncheon today, Senate President Steve Sweeney spoke of the need for New Jersey to promote economic prosperity and generate public trust by investing in public priorities.READ MORE »

    “It is time to return to the basics and that means investing in the priorities that promote economic growth, improve local communities and make people’s lives better,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “We have work to do. New Jersey has the highest tax burden in the nation, the New York Times reported that NJ Transit has the worst run commuter train in the country, water quality issues have become a visible problem and the Administration discontinued the economic development programs that made us competitive with our neighboring states. It’s fundamental, but these are things that improve the lives of everyday New Jerseyans – job opportunities, trusted services and reliable government programs – we can’t continue to let them down.”READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Welcomes Recommendations of Vaping Task Force

    Trenton – Welcoming the recommendations from the administration’s Electronic Smoking Device Task Force, Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement today:READ MORE »

    “The recommendations laid out by the Task Force are a strong first step. Protecting New Jerseyans, particularly our youth, is paramount and many of the Task Force’s recommendations will help curb the astronomical rise in youth tobacco use over the past decade. I am committed to considering all courses of action that were recommended as well as pursuing additional approaches not mentioned today in order to address this crisis.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney & Greenstein Call for Action on Clean Water

    Senators: We must expedite $100M in bond money to protect drinking water in schools & move on other water safety initiativesREAD MORE »

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Linda Greenstein today called for action on a range of initiatives to protect the state’s drinking water supplies, including expedited action on the $100 million in bond money to protect drinking water in schools.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney, Addiego Tour Pinelands Recovery Center

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Dawn Marie Addiego toured the Pinelands Recovery Center today, in Medford. The center provides residential and outpatient services for people struggling with addictions to drugs and alcohol and need comprehensive care in order to find stability through recovery.READ MORE »

    “The opioid crisis is devastating communities across New Jersey and across the country. The Pinelands Recovery Center has a fantastic model for helping people with addictions escape its viscous and painful cycle,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “The Center believes that all addicted people can recover if given the proper resources and care. I agree, and it is a perspective that can help guide our state’s policy decisions going forward as we learn new ways to address crisis.”READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Welcomes Acknowledgement of Need for Action on Clean Water, Says More Needs To Be Done

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement today welcoming the ideas offered by Governor Phil Murphy to better protect the state’s drinking water, including actions needed to guard against lead contamination in schools:READ MORE »

    “I welcome the ideas offered today that acknowledge the urgency of the clean water crisis and recognize the need for immediate action. Many of them track the actions we outlined last week and follow through on legislative initiatives. They should now be made a priority.READ MORE »

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