Steve Sweeney

Governor Phil Murphy today showcased details of the proposed New Jersey Innovation Evergreen Fund (NJIEF), a groundbreaking new program to bring more venture capital investment to New Jersey while strengthening the Garden State’s innovation ecosystem in N
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David Madden
July 05, 2019 - 8:40 pm
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — The fallout from New Jersey's latest budget battle continues with the Gov. Phil Murphy freezing $235 million in spending, and those affected by the move are complaining out loud about it. The governor’s office, in a statement, stressed that many of the programs hit by...
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Justin Udo
June 03, 2019 - 12:48 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is looking to give some people in his state tax relief — by asking others to foot the bill. But the move could further complicate negotiations, with less than a month to go before the budget deadline. Murphy's plan would give nearly half...
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Governor Murphy holds a press conference with advocates, community and faith leaders on impact of marijuana legalization and expungement legislation in Trenton.
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David Madden
May 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
MOUNT LAUREL, NJ (KYW Newsradio) — This time next month, New Jersey will be in the middle of its annual budget crunch, with just days to go to adopt a new one or perhaps see most state government operations grind to a halt. What could be the make-or-break issue? It may well come down to money...
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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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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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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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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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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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