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(NJ Turnpike, in 2010 file photo)

NJ Senate President Tells Turnpike Authority to Lay Off Toll Collection Privatization

“If they (the Turnpike Authority) want to be more efficient, they should look at reducing the amount of administration that they have, because that’s where the real salaries are,” state senate president Steve Sweeney says.

03/25/2014

(NJ state senate president Steve Sweeney, in 2011 file photo.  Photo by KYW's David Madden)

NJ Politician Steve Sweeney Will Run Embattled Phila. Ironworkers’ Local

Sweeney, a longtime union leader, takes over after ten members of the Philadelphia union were arrested on racketeering charges.

02/25/2014

(Hurricane Sandy batters the beach at Cape May, NJ.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

NJ Lawmaker Says Hurricane Sandy Rebuild Should Mean The End of Beach Tags

“Since the residents of New Jersey are going to be asked to invest a lot into the restoration of these shore communities, I think once we restore these communities we should have free beach access for all the people,” says state senator Michael Doherty.

11/20/2012

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

NJ Senate Approves an Obamacare ‘Health Exchange,’ But Future Uncertain

It still must pass the Assembly before moving on to Gov. Chris Christie.

10/05/2012

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

N.J. Budget Expert Disputes Gov. Christie’s Aggressive Growth Projections

The governor gets his revenue projections from the state treasurer and puts them in his budget. Legislators turn to their own expert in the Office of Legislative Services (OLS).

03/27/2012

(Carl Lewis, today.   Credit:  David Madden)

Carl Lewis Folds His Campaign Tent After Being Knocked Off NJ Ballot

The nine-time Olympic gold medalist said he would still be involved in Democratic campaigns and charity work. “Service does not need a title,” he said.

09/23/2011

(Olympic gold medalist Carl Lewis, now running for the state senate in New Jersey. File photo)

Judges Put Carl Lewis Back On NJ State Senate Primary Ballot

Meanwhile, the US Third Circuit Court of Appeals wants the Camden federal judge who heard this matter last week to consider the effect on Lewis’ candidacy of a state-mandated, four-year residency requirement, and to decide whether it runs afoul of the US Constitution.

05/05/2011

(Former Olympic gold medalist speaks to reporters inside the US Courthouse in Philadelphia.  Photo by David Madden)

Federal Appeals Panel Considers NJ Ballot Status For State Senate Hopeful Carl Lewis

A three-judge federal appeals panel in Philadelphia is now considering whether to put former Olympic runner Carl Lewis back on the New Jersey primary ballot for State Senate even as the question of his legal residency is debated in court.

05/04/2011

(Olympic gold medal winner Carl Lewis on April 11th, 2011, the day he announced a run for the New Jersey State Senate.  AP photo)

Attorney For Carl Lewis Holds Out Hope For Olympian’s NJ Ballot Effort

Olympic runner Carl Lewis is running out of legal options to get back on the ballot for a Burlington County seat in the New Jersey State Senate.

05/03/2011

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