TRENTON – A Senate committee today endorsed legislation authored by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Fred Madden, the chairman of the Senate Labor Committee, that would provide cost-of-living increases for permanently disabled workers and survivors who receive workers’ compensation. READ MORE »

    This bill, S-1967, would provide an annual cost of living adjustment in the weekly workers’ compensation benefit rate for any worker who has become totally and permanently disabled due to a workplace injury, or to the surviving dependents of workers who died as a result of a workplace injury. READ MORE »

  • Statements from Senate President Sweeney, Senator Madden on Governor’s Veto of a Bill to Protect Interstate Tax Agreements

    TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Fred H. Madden that would impose restrictions on the Director of the Division of Taxation’s authority to terminate reciprocal personal income tax agreements with other states without the approval of the Legislature was vetoed by the governor today.READ MORE »

    “The governor’s decision to veto this legislation is another gut punch to South Jersey residents already reeling from NJ Transit’s decision to shut down all rail service between Atlantic City and Philadelphia,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland).READ MORE »

  • Statements by Sweeney, Van Drew on Governor’s Conditional Veto of Bill to Create Growth Zone for AC Airport

    TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Jeff Van Drew to create a Garden State Growth Zone at Atlantic City International Airport and surrounding areas was conditionally vetoed by Governor Murphy today. READ MORE »

    “Atlantic City’s future is predicated on a diversified economy and to build that takes time,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “The governor’s conditional veto today hurts that by opening a window of opportunity for a year and then closing it tight. That is not how you develop a region. The International Airport can play a significant role as an aviation hub for the entire region, supporting the expansion of the aviation industry, the business community and educational institutions. Stockton University is the anchor to a new university zone in Atlantic City and an ‘aviation zone’ around the airport could spur similar activity. A one-year extension for aviation businesses to apply for enhanced incentives is too limiting.” READ MORE »

  • 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 »