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Christie confident Sweeney will compromise on cuts

Gov. Chris Christie says he thinks Senate President Steve Sweeney is open to working with him on new pension and benefits cuts.

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Death Chamber at Southern Ohio Correctional Facility
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Sweeney sounds off on reinstating death penalty

Senate President Steve Sweeney said legislation to bring back the death penalty for certain murders should not be reinstated so quickly.

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Minimum wage
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Minimum Wage Debate Continues in NJ [AUDIO]

Last November's minimum wage amendment was overwhelmingly approved by the voters of New Jersey. The prime sponsor of the legislation is now doing a victory lap touting the success of the wage hike, but critics said it's far too early to claim victory.

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Community Takes Legal Action Against Sriracha Hot Sauce Factory Over Chile Scent In Air
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Sweeney Pushes ‘Made in America’ Bills [AUDIO]

A new bipartisan package of bills would require New Jersey governments, colleges and transportation authorities to buy products made in America for every public project, even if they cost more than foreign goods.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney
Senate President Steve Sweeney (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Sweeney: We’ll Be Able to Reach a Budget Deal [AUDIO]

Will New Jersey's revenue shortfall affect the ability of state officials to hammer out a final budget deal? State Senate President Steve Sweeney doesn't think so.

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Gov. Chris Christie Addresses The Fort Lee George Washington Bridge Scandal
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Should We End the Bridgegate Investigation? [POLL]

The continuing saga of Bridgegate took an interesting turn on Wednesday. Superior Court Judge Mary Jacobsen found no basis to force Bridget Anne Kelly, Governor Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Stepien, his two-time campaign manager, to comply with the state’s subpoenas.

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NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney
State Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Another Push for Shared Services in NJ [AUDIO]

Local and state officials discussed the re-introduction of legislation that would commission a study involving shared services throughout New Jersey.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney
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NJ Legislative Delegation Headed to Israel

New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney is making his first visit to Israel as part of a delegation of 12 state legislators.

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NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney
State Sen. Pres. Steve Sweeney (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Dems: NJ Can’t Afford Tax Cut Right Now [AUDIO]

Senate President Steve Sweeney talked about a variety of issues related to the state budget, including the possibility of reviving a revenue boosting bill that Gov. Christie has already vetoed three times.

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Nicole Hockley, who lost her 6-year-old son Dylan in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, speaks during a State House press conference regarding a bill that would  limit the legal capacity of ammunition magazines in NJ to 10.
(Credit: Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ) Nicole Hockley, who lost her 6-year-old son Dylan in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, speaks during a State House press conference regarding a bill that would limit the legal capacity of ammunition magazines in NJ to 10.
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Tearful Senate Prez Has Change of Heart on Ammo Clips [AUDIO/VIDEO]

During a tearful press conference at the State House involving families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, NJ Senate Pres. Steve Sweeney changed his position on a bill pertaining to ammunition magazines for firearms.

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