Steve Sweeney

Steve Sweeney; Phil Murphy
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David Madden
January 16, 2020 - 8:10 pm
The Murphy administration has lifted a hold on about $235 million allocated to various programs, mostly in South Jersey, in an apparent battle with state Senate President Steve Sweeney over an extension of the state’s so-called millionaires tax last summer. Read more here.
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Steve Sweeney; Phil Murphy
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David Madden
January 03, 2020 - 12:01 pm
Gov. Phil Murphy approved a measure that gives an extra $9.5 million to Planned Parenthood in New Jersey — after the Trump Administration played politics, as some characterize it, with federal funds for family planning. Now the legislature’s top Democrat suggests Murphy is playing politics with...
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A marijuana plant
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AP News
November 18, 2019 - 8:59 pm
New Jersey legislative leaders have unveiled a proposed ballot question that would ask voters whether the state should legalize recreational marijuana. Read more here.
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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David Madden
September 25, 2019 - 3:37 pm
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy is joining the push for school districts and local governments to share services as a way to keep property taxes down. To that end, the state is spending $10 million to help in that consolidation effort.
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Wildwood Boardwalk.
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David Madden
September 21, 2019 - 4:00 am
Earlier this month, there were concerns in Wildwood over the condition of the boardwalk, and Gov. Phil Murphy blocked a plan to provide $60 million in state funding to make repairs. Now, there are plans in the state legislature to get around the governor’s move.
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e-cigarette.
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David Madden
September 19, 2019 - 1:25 pm
New Jersey continues to step up efforts aimed at controlling young people’s access to e-cigarettes. The state Senate president is meeting with tobacco company executives demanding action on the issue.
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Gov. Phil Murphy
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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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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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