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FILE New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

No Agreement Six Days Ahead Of New Jersey’s Budget Deadline

Less than 6 days before the state of New Jersey must adopt a balanced budget for the next fiscal year, and there are still a lot more questions than answers.

06/25/2014

(NJ state senate president Steve Sweeney, in 2012 file photo.  Credit: David Madden)

Senate Democrats Want To Reinstate ‘Millionaires Tax’ To Balance New Jersey’s Budget

With a week and a half before New Jersey must legally adopt a new budget, senate Democrats have presented their alternative to Governor Chris Christie’s plan to slash pension payments to balance the spending plan.

06/19/2014

The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, which carries PATCO trains over the Delaware River.  (Credit: Syma Chowdhry)

DRPA May Bring Back EZ Pass Commuter Discounts

DRPA board vice chair Jeffrey Nash suggests the agency can now afford to restore the discounts after tightening its belt elsewhere.

06/05/2014

(Judge Stuart Rabner, center, thanks Gov. Christie, left, and state senate president Steve Sweeney, right, for his reappointment nomination.  Image from State of NJ TV)

Ending Impasse, Gov. Christie Tightens Imprint on NJ Supreme Court

New Jersey governor Chris Christie has renominated state Supreme Court chief justice Stuart Rabner, and has nominated a Camden County judge to fill a vacancy on the high court.

05/21/2014

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NJ Dems Want Long-Term Fix For Christie’s Tax Revenue Shortfall

Should Christie, as expected, trim spending as he’s done in past years, there’s little State Senate President Steve Sweeney can do to stop it.

05/18/2014

(Gov. Christie speaks at Rowan University's commencement.  Image from Rowan U. TV)

Christie Delivers Commencement Address at Rowan University

Rain this morning forced the commencement exercises indoors at Rowan University, and may have also squelched any planned protests aimed at the guest speaker.

05/16/2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie in file photo. (credti: Kena Betancur/ Getty Images)

Gov. Christie To Deliver Keynote Address At Rowan Graduation

Gov. Chris Christie will deliver the keynote address to Rowan University graduates next month.

04/10/2014

(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

Gov. Chris Christie (File photo by Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

Lowering His Profile, Gov. Christie Quietly Pocket-Vetoes 44 Measures

“We worked hard at the end of the session to try to advance good legislation that had bipartisan support, and most of those bills did,” said state senate president Steve Sweeney. “It was quite a surprise to see so many vetoed.”

01/23/2014

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New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney To Answer Constituent Questions On Twitter

“I’m kind of like a dinosaur but I recognize this a great way to reach people and communicate with people,” he said.

12/05/2013

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New Jersey Senate President Sweeney Taking To Twitter To Answer Questions

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

12/03/2013

Chris Christie File Photo (Credit:  John Moore/Getty Images)

Christie, Legislature At Odds Over In-State College Tuition For Children Of Illegal Immigrants

A battle is brewing in Trenton over college tuition help for immigrant children who are in the country illegally.

11/27/2013

(Rowan president Ali Houshmand dons a white lab coat, a gift from the Student Council, as the university announces its new school of osteopathic medicine.  Credit: Steve Tawa)

Rowan University Set To Add Osteopathic Medical Degree Program

Rowan president Ali Houshmand says his goal is to double enrollment over the next ten years while increasing the school’s budget, endowment, and research grant funding.

07/01/2013

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Opponent’s Daughter Hits Christie On Gay Marriage

The gay daughter of New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Barbara Buono criticized Gov. Chris Christie on Monday for his opposition to same-sex marriage.

06/24/2013

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