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Stories with person: Stephen M. Sweeney
  • New Jersey lawmakers ask why only $15M for flood protection 
    Updated: Feb-11-16 2:29 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey lawmakers on Thursday were left scratching their heads wondering why the state got only $15 million in federal flood protection funding.

  • Sweeney plans ballot question on phasing in $15 minimum wage 
    Updated: Feb-09-16 4:20 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey's minimum wage would rise to $15 over eight years and employers who pay above the rate could qualify for a tax credit under a proposal unveiled Tuesday by Senate President Steve Sweeney.

  • North Jersey casino vote bill advances without key details 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 3:01 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - A plan to let New Jersey voters decide in November whether to authorize two new casinos in the northern part of the state is moving forward in the Legislature.

  • AAA survey says New Jersey drivers' commutes got worse 
    Updated: Feb-08-16 1:55 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - A new AAA survey shows New Jersey drivers have a worsening view of the state's road and bridge conditions, and Democratic legislative leaders say the report highlights the need to shore up a key transportation fund.

  • Gov. Christie calls for state takeover of Atlantic City 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 10:56 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday the state will assume vast control over Atlantic City's finances and decision-making, saying the seaside gambling resort is incapable of getting its finances together after years of overspending.

  • Atlantic City to consider asking for bankruptcy 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 3:30 am

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Atlantic City's local government will meet Tuesday afternoon to consider asking New Jersey for permission to declare bankruptcy.

  • Christie again rejects Atlantic City, casino aid package 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 5:56 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie has once again rejected a financial assistance package for Atlantic City and its struggling casinos, vetoing measures that included the changes he demanded when he vetoed them the first time.

  • New Jersey's history of state takeovers may follow Christie 
    Updated: Jan-17-16 12:54 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - If New Jersey lawmakers approve a measure for the state to takeover Atlantic City, it won't be the first time Trenton wrestled power from local officials.

  • Gov. Christie unveils new ideas, then leaves New Jersey 
    Updated: Jan-16-16 11:08 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie unveiled plans to re-create a state prison as a drug treatment facility and slash the estate tax but immediately left New Jersey for the presidential campaign trail, raising questions about how he'll push for his priorities.