Steve Sweeney

New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney
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David Madden
May 17, 2019 - 12:51 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — There’s another push in New Jersey to change pension and benefit packages for government employees, and all signs point to another knock-down, dragged-out fight over it. Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester County), a veteran of the labor movement, has toured...
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Marijuana plant
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David Madden
May 15, 2019 - 11:59 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey lawmakers have ceased efforts to push for a bill to pass recreational marijuana in the Garden State. The measure will now be up to voters in 2020. State Senate President Steve Sweeney has been pushing since February to try and muster enough votes needed to...
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Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, and Department of Education Commissioner Lamont Repollet visit pre-K classrooms at Oakview Elementary School in the West Deptford School District to discuss the benefits of expanding pre-K education an
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David Madden
May 11, 2019 - 4:00 am
GLASSBORO, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — The working relationship between New Jersey’s Governor and Senate President, both Democrats, has never been all that great since Phil Murphy took office almost 17 months ago. But in recent weeks, it’s gotten worse. In this analysis, a local Political Science expert...
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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Ian Bush
April 15, 2019 - 4:33 pm
WEST DEPTFORD, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Sharing is a fundamental standard in early education classrooms, and New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and state Senate President Steve Sweeney quickly caught on to the rule. Perched on seats designed for apolitical 4 year olds, the grown Democratic men created bird...
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Marijuana plant
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Mike DeNardo
March 25, 2019 - 2:15 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Legal weed in New Jersey will have to wait. Despite a weekend of lobbying by Gov. Phil Murphy, the bill to legalize recreational marijuana does not have enough votes in the state Senate, so it will not be posted for a vote in the legislature. Senate President Steve...
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medical marijuana
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David Madden
March 12, 2019 - 12:22 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — After months of political wrangling, there’s a deal in place to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey. That deal, reached between the governor and leaders in the legislature, now goes to the state General Assembly and Senate, where its fate is not certain...
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Governor Phil Murphy gives the State of the State Address in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse in Trenton, N.J. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019.
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David Madden
January 17, 2019 - 5:42 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey legislative leaders and Gov. Phil Murphy have reached a deal that will raise the state’s minimum wage for most workers to $15 an hour over the next five years. It took months to reach the accord announced through identical press releases from Murphy’s...
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Supporters of marijuana legalization in New Jersey had hoped 2018 would be the year it would happen.
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David Madden
December 31, 2018 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Supporters of marijuana legalization in New Jersey had hoped 2018 would be the year it would happen. It didn’t. But they’re confident 2019 will be different. Legislative leaders and Gov. Phil Murphy have been at odds over a couple things, most notably how high to tax...
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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Ian Bush
December 13, 2018 - 4:00 am
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — A new map will be in store for New Jersey's legislative districts in a few years, but the fight over how to draw the lines has already begun. The plan by top Democrats, including Senate President Steve Sweeney, is the subject of two hearings Thursday in Trenton, and the...
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Gov. Phil Murphy announces his major economic agenda on Oct. 1, 2018 in Nutley, New Jersey.
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Ian Bush
October 02, 2018 - 6:27 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — This could be the month New Jersey takes a big step toward legalizing recreational marijuana — at least that's what Gov. Phil Murphy suggests, echoing the forecast from the state's top lawmaker. Oct. 29 is the date Senate President Steve Sweeney has said he expects a...
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