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  • Sweeney Joins in ‘Rally for A Living Wage’ for Direct Care Workers

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney joined with the workers who provide care for the disabled in a “Rally for A Living Wage” that brought together a coalition of people urging a pay increase for the Direct Support Professionals.READ MORE »

    The coalition of families, community provider agencies, support professionals and people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families advocating for increased state support for the workers who are earning an average of $10.50 per hour for work that can be physically and emotionally demanding.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Dismisses Murphy’s Latest Tax Gambit As A Fiscal Charade

    Sweeney: Governor reduced our tax on millionaire corporations, but won’t back our plan to save billions for property taxpayers READ MORE »

    Trenton — Senate President Steve Sweeney issued the following statement in response to Governor Phil Murphy’s latest millionaire’s tax proposal:READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Challenges CWA Leader on Mischaracterizations of Fiscal Reforms

    Senate President: Hybrid plan creates greater fiscal stability, keeps all employee contributions in pension systemREAD MORE »

    Trenton – Senate President Steve Sweeney today challenged the mischaracterizations of his proposed fiscal reforms by Hetty Rosenstein, the New Jersey area director for the Communications Workers of America, saying that her descriptions of the substance and impact of the proposals in the “Path to Progress” report are “flat out wrong.”READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Tours Advantage Career Institute Medical and Dental School

    Eatontown – Today Senate President Steve Sweeney toured the Advantage Career Institute Medical and Dental School in Eatontown.READ MORE »

    “Technical training is crucial to workforce development and our overall state economy,” said Senator Sweeney (D-Gloucester/Salem/Cumberland). “I am grateful for the work that they are doing here at Advantage Career Institute to train our next generation of medical and dental professionals. The training provided here paves the way for lifelong careers for countless New Jerseyans.”READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Holds Town Hall on Fiscal Reforms in Sussex County

    Public Forum Puts Focus on ‘Path to Progress’ RecommendationsREAD MORE »

    Newton – Speaking at a Town Hall meeting at Sussex County Community College, Senate President Steve Sweeney today emphasized the need to confront the state’s mounting fiscal problems and warned that New Jersey won’t be able to make critical investments in education, transportation, higher education and social services unless it enacts reforms to address the looming budget crisis fueled by runaway pension and benefit costs.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Joins Public Forum at Eagleton

    Discussion Puts Focus on Government Reforms READ MORE »

    New Brunswick – Speaking at a public policy forum at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics, Senate President Steve Sweeney discussed the cost-cutting reforms in the “Path to Progress” report, including those that will produce savings and efficiencies for municipalities, county governments, local school districts and their employees.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Speaks to Mayors on Cost Saving Reforms for State/Local Government & Taxpayers

    Addresses New Jersey Conference of Mayors’ Annual Spring Conference READ MORE »

    Atlantic City – Senate President Steve Sweeney spoke to New Jersey mayors today on the need to enact cost-reducing reforms in the “Path to Progress” report, including those that will produce savings and efficiencies for municipalities, school districts and their employees.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Joins In ‘Renewal’ Announcement for Rutgers Cancer Institute

    New Brunswick – Recognizing the high level of research and treatment by the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Senate President Steve Sweeney joined with doctors, researchers, nurses and officials at the institute for the official announcement renewing the facility’s designation as a “Comprehensive Care Center.”READ MORE »

    The prestigious designation by the National Cancer Institute, which is held by only a few dozen other centers across the nation and is the only one in New Jersey, is granted competitively to institutions characterized by the highest level of scientific excellence in cancer research and the ability to translate research discoveries into novel treatments. It includes a $15.1 million federal grant.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney & Cunningham Address Reentry Services as Part of Criminal Justice Reform

    Participate in New Jersey Reentry Corporation’s Annual ConferenceREAD MORE »

    Jersey City – Participating in the legislative panel discussion at the New Jersey Reentry Corporation’s Annual Conference, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Sandra Cunningham addressed the importance of reentry services as a key part of the broader criminal justice reforms in New Jersey.READ MORE »

  • Sweeney Holds Town Hall on Fiscal Reforms in Atlantic County

    Public Forum Puts Focus on ‘Path to Progress’ RecommendationsREAD MORE »

    Mays Landing – Speaking at a Town Hall meeting at Atlantic County Institute of Technology, Senate President Steve Sweeney today emphasized the need to confront the state’s mounting fiscal problems and warned that New Jersey won’t be able to make critical investments in education, transportation, higher education and social services unless it enacts reforms to address the looming budget crisis fueled by runaway pension and benefit costs.READ MORE »

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