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Sweeney: Christie’s Sandy Aid ‘Colossal Failure’

New Jersey's Senate president says the Christie administration's handling of Superstorm Sandy aid has been "a colossal failure."

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Steve Sweeney and Chris Christie
Steve Sweeney and Chris Christie (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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NJ Sen Prez Threatens Government Shut down [AUDIO]

This year could see a repeat of 2006 when New Jersey's state government operations shut down because a budget deal wasn't reached by the constitutionally mandated midnight June 30 deadline.

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Governor Christie (played by Bobby Moynihan) interviewed by Piers Morgan (Taran Killam) on Saturday Night Live
Governor Christie (played by Bobby Moynihan) interviewed by Piers Morgan (Taran Killam) on Saturday Night Live (NBC)
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Senate President: Bridgegate Hurting NJ’s Image

It actually seemed like the Garden State's reputation was improving. With the popular, tough-talking Gov. Chris Christie at the helm, New Jersey's days as the laughingstock of the nation appeared to be fading, but that was before Bridgegate.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney
Senate President Steve Sweeney (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Nothing in Bridgegate Would Surprise Me: Sweeney [AUDIO]

The top Democrat in the state legislature has been a close ally to Gov. Chris Christie since the latter took office, helping him usher in a property tax cap as well as public worker pension and health benefits reforms.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney
Senate President Steve Sweeney (D) (YouTube)
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Sweeney Calls Economy Top Issue for 2014 [AUDIO]

What will or should be the most pressing issue for New Jersey in 2014? The top lawmaker in the legislature said this year should be all about job creation and economic growth.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney
Senate President Steve Sweeney (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Steve Sweeney Cuts Funding for Kean, GOP Allies

The Democrat who controls the purse strings on staff spending in the New Jersey Senate is chopping Republicans' allocation nearly in half.

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NJ Offshore Wind Program Still in Limbo [AUDIO]

More than two years after a deadline for Gov. Chris Christie and New Jersey's Board of Public Utilities to implement an offshore wind program signed into law in 2010, the initiative still has not begun.

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Senate President Steve Sweeney
Senate President Steve Sweeney (Kevin McArdle, Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ Senate President Taking to Twitter

New Jersey's state Senate president says he's taking to Twitter to answer citizens' questions once per week.

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Governor Chris Christie answers press questions at the State House (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
Governor Chris Christie answers press questions at the State House (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Tax Cut Talk Continues in Trenton [AUDIO]

Governor Chris Christie (R) continues to talk about his desire to have some kind of a tax cut next year, but he's not offering any specifics about what he's going to propose.

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Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno (NJOIT)
Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno (NJOIT)
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Steve Sweeney Says NJ Can’t Afford Tax Cuts [AUDIO]

The struggle over income tax cuts resurfaces as the Governor is pushing for move while many Democrats contend "the state can't afford it."

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