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Political Bytes for September 5th 2014
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WATCH: Are NJ’s two top politicos both angling for promotions?

Are NJ's two top politicos both angling for promotions? Hear what political insiders have to say about the lastest moves by Gov. Chris Christie and State Senate President Steve Sweeney.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney in-studio with Eric Scott
Senate President Steve Sweeney in-studio with Eric Scott (Chris Swendeman, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Senate President Sweeney: AC’s future is as ‘a resort community’

State Senate President Steve Sweeney said Wednesday that Atlantic City has a bright future, but will first have to suffer through the consequences of putting all its chips on gaming.

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Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Anthony Bucco attend the Daytop Adolescent Treatment Facility Groundbreaking ceremony in Pittsgrove.
Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senator Anthony Bucco attend the Daytop Adolescent Treatment Facility Groundbreaking ceremony in Pittsgrove. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Sweeney quietly building support to run for governor

Much of New Jersey's political attention has been on Gov. Chris Christie's potential presidential run, but Senate President Steve Sweeney is slowly gearing up for his own expected run for governor.

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Pile of Money
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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
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (Spencer Platt, Getty Images)
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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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