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Senate President Steve Sweeney
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Steve Sweeney’s Opening Salvo In A Run For US Senate?

Republican Governor Chris Christie’s controversial plan to fold Rutgers-Camden into Rowan University has caught the attention of New Jersey’s senior U.S. Senator, Frank Lautenberg (D) who has fired off a letter to President Barack Obama’s education secretary, Arne Duncan asking him to examine the plan. State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D), who is rumored to be mulling a run against Lautenberg in 2014 has now entered the fray.

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Stacy Proebstle, Townsquare Media
Stacy Proebstle, Townsquare Media
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Millionaires’ Tax Hike Question Could Be On This Year’s Ballot [POLL]

Some top Democrats are talking about asking the voters in a 2013 ballot question if they would like to increase taxes on the state's roughly 16,000 millionaires as a means to pour hundreds of millions of dollars into the state's coffers to help the middle-class and working-poor.

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Governor Chris Christie
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Chris Christie Wants To Work Out Tax Cut Deal With Steve Sweeney [VIDEO]

State Senate President Steve Sweeney insists his tax relief plan is different than the Governor's, and the two are not on the same page, but Governor Christie insists Sweeney is "overstating it."

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Stacy Proebstle, Townsquare Media
Stacy Proebstle, Townsquare Media
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Tax Cut Talk In Trenton [AUDIO]

Because he and Democrats are now battling over which taxes to cut, not which taxes to increase, Governor Chris Christie's new mantra is, "We've already won the argument."

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Democrats Town Hall
State Senators Steve Sweeney & Loretta Weinberg host a Democrat Town Hall in Lawrenceville. (Stacy Proebstle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Senate Democrats Talk Tax Cuts At Town Hall [AUDIO]

With three tax cut plans on the table, New Jersey's Senate Democrats held their first town hall in Mercer County to discuss how their proposal to cut property taxes differs from Governor Christie's income tax cut plan.

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Governor Chris Christie
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Governor Christie: “Not Worried About Democrats Town Hall” [AUDIO]

Earlier this week, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg announced that they will be holding a series of town hall meetings across New Jersey to discuss the Democrats' property tax credit proposal.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney
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Chris Christie Loves His Town Hall Meetings And Now Steve Sweeney Is Hosting One Of His Own

Governor Chris Christie typically hosts one town hall meeting a week and sometimes more to tout his policies and proposals. Not to be outdone, the top two Democrats in the State Senate have scheduled a town hall meeting of their own.

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NJ Assembly Democrats Facebook
NJ Assembly Democrats Facebook
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NJ Democrats Must Unify Says Political Expert [AUDIO]

The most recent FDU-Public-Mind poll shows 54% of New Jersey voters approve of the job Republican Governor Chris Christie is doing while 34% disapprove and 12% are mixed or not sure.

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Steve Sweeney and Chris Christie
Steve Sweeney and Chris Christie (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Christie And Sweeney Take Tax Cut Plans To Our Airwaves [POLL]

In back-to-back interviews on New Jersey 101.5 this morning, Governor Chris Christie and Senate President Sweeney insisted they are both committed to tax relief.

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Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
Governor's Office/Tim Larsen
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Sick Leave Payouts Could Soon Be History For NJ Public Workers [VIDEO]

A bill designed to put an end to outrageous sick leave cash payments for public workers and eliminate any post-retirement sick leave benefit for non-unionized public workers going forward was released Thursday by an Assembly committee.

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