Steve Sweeney

Zeoli Show Log 5.19.15

Rich discussed the tabling of a bill in New Jersey that would allow drivers to pump their own gas, more revelations from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails, and calls for the privatization of Amtrak. He talked to Jesse Walker and Ira Stoll from Reason and attorney Robert Mongeluzzi.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–05/19/2015

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

New Jersey Democrats Revisit Plan To Resurrect Millionaires Tax

The President of the New Jersey State Senate is resurrecting the idea of a millionaires tax to help fund the state pension system.

04/29/2015

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Showdown Could Be Coming In AC Between Gov. Christie, Democrats

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney is calling out Governor Chris Christie over how to help Atlantic City recover from imminent financial peril.

04/01/2015

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Christie Vetoes Bills Requiring Public Contractors Use American-Made Products In NJ

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vetoed a series of bills that would have required that those receiving public contracts use products that were made in America.

02/06/2015

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

NJ Senate President Says Christie’s A.C. Plan Brings Stench of Bankruptcy

And if things play out as he expects they will, Steve Sweeney says he is ready to fight the governor’s plan in court.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

The House of Blues at Showboat Casino on the Atlantic City boardwalk. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

Sweeney: Christie’s Atlantic City Plan ‘Bad Move’

New Jersey’s Senate president is threatening to go to court if the men appointed by Gov. Chris Christie to revive Atlantic City’s finances seek bankruptcy protection for the beleaguered gambling resort.

01/29/2015

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

NJ Official Wants ‘Master Plan’ Ready For State’s Transportation Infrastructure

State Senate President Steve Sweeney hopes to address needs a decade or two down the line.

01/15/2015

The boardwalk in Atlantic City. (Credit: Ashley Wolf)

NJ Senate President Sweeney Unveils His Own Financial Survival Plan For Atlantic City

Sweeney likens the current financial situation of Atlantic City to that of Detroit.

11/11/2014

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Another Delay In Proposed Light Rail Line To Glassboro, New Jersey

It’s been discussed for well over 15 years. Setting up a commuter rail link from Camden through to Woodbury and Glassboro, New Jersey. Now, a proposed environmental impact study has been put on hold by federal officials.

10/11/2014

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Fight To Keep Taj Mahal Casino From Closing Heating Up

No tax breaks and no elimination of workers’ benefits may soon mean no more Taj Mahal Casino as union and elected leaders made their stance crystal clear Friday.

10/10/2014

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

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