Senate President Stephen Sweeney
Deputy Speaker John Burzichelli
Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro

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December 27, 2016

Steve Sweeney: 2016 in Review

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December 22, 2016

Sweeney and Smith Visit Children’s Hospital, Encourage Support of Charitable Organizations

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December 8, 2016

A Great Win for the People of New Jersey

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December 6, 2016

Forum Brings Focus to NJ’s Pioneering Role in Drone Technology

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November 28, 2016

Sweeney Announces Plan for Additional State Judges

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November 22, 2016

Sweeney and Lesniak Announce Childhood Anti-Hunger Initiative

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November 18, 2016

Sweeney Discusses Fair School Funding

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November 4, 2016

Sweeney Speaks with AARP, Discusses Issues Concerning Senior Citizens

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October 4, 2016

Senators Participate in Forum on College Affordability, Expansion of Student Aid Programs

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September 30, 2016

Sweeney Visits Stockton, Discusses Dual Enrollment & Reducing Student Costs

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September 2, 2016

Sweeney and Smith Join Advocates to Celebrate Open Space Protection

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July 21, 2016

Sweeney Urban Mayors Roundtable

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July 7, 2016

Sweeney, Diegnan, Greenstein Join Middlesex Officials to Discuss School Funding

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July 6, 2016

The Push For Fair School Funding in New Jersey

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June 24, 2016

Taliaferro, Andrzejczak & Houghtaling Promote Bills to Enhance Farm-to-Table Experience in NJ

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May 17, 2016

Sweeney, Weinberg, and Advocacy Organizations Address Priority Women’s Issues

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May 3, 2016

Sens. Sweeney, Vitale On Plan to Create Statewide Network of Child Protection Services

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April 12, 2016

Sens. Sweeney and Vitale Hold Roundtable on Pre-K Expansion

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April 11, 2016

Senate Democrats Hold Roundtable on Lead Protection for NJ Schools

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March 28, 2016

Sens. Sweeney, Ruiz, and Rice Offer Plan to Test all NJ Schools for Lead

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December 2, 2015

‘New Jersey: Investing In You’ – Promise Neighborhoods

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October 21, 2015

Building a New Port Authority Bus Terminal

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September 24, 2015

Steve Sweeney Discusses Results of Summer-Long Project With New Jersey Counties

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September 16, 2015

Sweeney, Madden, and Greenstein Announce Effort to Override Veto of Public Safety Bill

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August 19, 2015

NJ Juvenile Justice Reforms Setting New National Standards

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August 5, 2015

NJ Expands Program for Children with Mental Health Issues

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December 17, 2014

Senate President Sweeney Honored by New Jersey March of Dimes

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October 3, 2014

Sweeney on His ‘Buy American’ Bill

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September 25, 2014

Sweeney On the Importance of Child Advocacy Centers

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September 16, 2014

Sweeney Discusses Ray Rice Case

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September 10, 2014

Sweeney on Infrastructure Funding: “The Governor needs to provide us with a plan.”

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September 5, 2014

Sweeney on the newly regionalized South Hunterdon Regional School District

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September 4, 2014

Sweeney on funding for infrastructure: “This is an economic issue.”

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August 26, 2014

Sweeney on Funding for Infrastructure: “We are running out of time.”

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August 11, 2014

Sweeney on Bail Reform and Ban the Box

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July 28, 2014

Sweeney Discusses Budget at the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey

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July 21, 2014

Sweeney, Smith and Barnes Call on Christie Administration to Reenter the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.

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July 21, 2014

Steve Sweeney on Sandy Integrity Monitor Reports

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July 14, 2014

SWEENEY HAILS NEW PARTNERSHIP TO DEVELOP THE PAULSBORO MARINE TERMINAL

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July 2, 2014

Senate President Steve Sweeney visited the Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst area to discuss funding the Legislature was able to secure to help fight for the prevention of base closures in New Jersey.

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December 6, 2013

Senate President Sweeney spends a few minutes to recognize National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on December 7, 2013.

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October 18, 2013

Senate President Sweeney discusses college affordability with students from Montclair University.

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August 19, 2013

In this video press release, Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney and Assembly Higher Education Chair Celeste M. Riley (both D-Cumberland/Gloucester/Salem) hold a news conference on their “Pay Forward, Pay Back” alternative college funding legislation.

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July 13, 2013

At an event hosted by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association, Senate President Sweeney discusses the one-year anniversary of the landmark New Jersey Higher Education Restructuring Act.

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June 21, 2013

Senate President Sweeney (D-Gloucester, Cumberland & Salem) discusses the need for pay equity, increasing the minimum wage and the restoration of women’s health care funding.

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June 18, 2013

At a panel hosted by the New Jersey State League of Municipalities on restoring civility in public discourse, Senate President Sweeney said that it starts with talking to your opponent

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June 12, 2013

At the New Jersey Utilities Association’s Annual Conference in Galloway Township, Senate President Sweeney discussed strategies and initiatives to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy.

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June 7, 2013

At an AARP Tele-Town Hall Meeting, Senate President Sweeney (D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem) discusses critical shortage of affordable housing in New Jersey, as well as need to improve property taxes to help seniors.

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May 17, 2013

Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester, Cumberland & Salem) delivers the 2013 Commencement Address at Rowan University on Friday, May 17, 2013.

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May 10, 2013

In this video press release, Assembly Appropriations Committee Chair John J. Burzichelli (D-Gloucester) discusses a pair of bills that would help increase the number of New Jersey senior citizens and disabled residents who qualify for property tax relief.

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January 7, 2013

Prior to Governor Christie’s State of the State address, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem, discusses the economic hardships that many face in the Garden State today, and why the Governor and his Administration have to work with the Legislature to advance a jobs package to put people back to work and grow the middle class.

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January 7, 2013

In this video, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem, blasts the Governor for inaction on improving the State’s economy and creating job opportunities for its residents. He says that while Hurricane Sandy was a Statewide crisis that we are all dealing with, we need to focus on the problems that were facing New Jerseyans before the storm hit as well.

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January 4, 2013

Preceding Governor Christie’s State of the State message, NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney addresses the challenges that homeowners, business owners and the entire State are facing in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, and the efforts to rebuild the areas affected by the storm better than before.

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November 16, 2012

During a speech to Building One New Jersey, State Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem, praises the response in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, but reminds the audience that we have to be “mindful that many of our neighbors face their own Sandy, each and every day in New Jersey.”

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November 16, 2012

In this video, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney talks about his personal experiences being diagnosed as a Type I diabetic three years ago and living with diabetes to help raise awareness for American Diabetes Month. If you would like more information, you can contact the American Diabetes Association — NJ Chapter at (732) 469-7979, or on the Web at www.diabetes.org.

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October 11, 2012

At a question and answer session with Salem County business leaders in the Statehouse last week, Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem, spoke about his proposed constitutional amendment to increase the minimum wage and tie future increases into the rate of inflation.

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September 18, 2012

In this video news release, Senate President Steve Sweeney talks about the proposed bill to increase New Jersey’s minimum wage, ensuring that all New Jerseyans can support themselves and their families.

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July 2, 2012

In this video, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg respond to Governor Christie’s political theater on a proposed property tax cut.

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May 11, 2012

At a town hall meeting in Teaneck yesterday, NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney, Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, and Budget Chair Paul Sarlo spoke about the Senate Democrats’ Real Relief property tax plan, and how it would drive tax relief to the middle class. To find out more about the plan, visit us on the Web at www.realreliefnj.net.

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April 26, 2012

In this video from last week’s AARP tele-Town Hall on property taxes, NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney talks about the millionaire’s tax, acknowledging that inclusion of a millionaire’s tax would probably delay needed tax relief for hard-hit taxpayers, but noting that restoring the tax rate on people earning over a million dollars is fair, and could help lower property taxes for everyone else. To find out more about the Senate Dems’ Real Relief plan, visit the website at www.realreliefnj.net.

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April 24, 2012

In this video from last week’s AARP tele-town hall event on property taxes, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney answers a question from a caller, noting that the Senate Dems’ Real Relief property tax credit would be on top of existing property tax relief programs. To find out more about the Senate Dems’ plan, visit us on the Web at www.realreliefnj.net.

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April 19, 2012

In this video, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg talk with Doug Johnston and members of the NJ AARP during a tele-town hall meeting about the Senate Democrats’ Real Relief property tax plan. To learn more about the plan, visit us on the Web at www.realreliefnj.net.

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April 3, 2012

At a town hall meeting at Camden County College, NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney talks about the cost savings that can be derived from shared services agreements between government entities. He’s advanced a plan to provide real property tax relief for middle class taxpayers this year, and is looking to reform government to drive down the costs moving forward. If you would like to find out more information about the Senate Democrats’ Real Relief property tax plan, visit us on the Web at www.realreliefnj.net.

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April 3, 2012

At a town hall meeting at Camden County College, NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney talks about the differences between the Governor’s approach to tax savings and the Senate Democrats’ Real Relief plan to get tax relief to the middle class. To find out more, visit us on the Web at www.realreliefnj.net.

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March 22, 2012

In this video, at a town hall meeting at Mercer County Library, Lawrence Branch, New Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney discusses the Senate Democratic Real Relief property tax credit plan, contrasting it against Governor Chris Christie’s scheme to provide a tax break to the wealthy through an across-the-board income tax cut. To find out more about the Senate Democratic plan, or to calculate your personal tax savings, please visit www.realreliefnj.net.

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April 12, 2011

In this video press release, Assemblyman John J. Burzichelli (D-Gloucester) voices his concerns over the public school activity taxes parents must now pay for their children to participate in sports and clubs.

 

February 15, 2011

In this video, New Jersey Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem, outlines his plan to reform public employee health benefits, to make the system fair to both the employees and the taxpayers of the State of New Jersey and create a more sustainable health benefits program moving forward.

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December 22, 2010

In this video, Senate President Sweeney urges towns to get serious about sharing services, and looks to push legislation to force communities to share or lose state aid.

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December 10, 2010

In this video press release, Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex) and Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-Gloucester) deliver remarks during a news conference with Gov. Chris Christie to announce a bipartisan deal on interest arbitration reform.

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November 29, 2010

In this video press release, Assembly Speaker Sheila Y. Oliver (D-Essex) and Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney (D-Gloucester) discuss their proposal to cap salary arbitration awards for police and firefighters at 2 percent for at least the next three years.

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August 17, 2010

In this video, NJ Senate President Stephen M. Sweeney discusses the signing of his bill replacing disrespectful and hurtful terms for people with developmental disabilities in New Jersey’s law-books with person-first language which respects the individual, rather than promotes the disability.

District Offices

Gloucester County
Kingsway Commons
935 Kings Highway, Suite 400
West Deptford, NJ 08086
Phone: (856) 251-9801
Fax: (856) 251-9752


Salem/Cumberland Counties

The Finlaw Building
199 East Broadway, Suite G
Salem, NJ 08079
Phone: (856) 339-0808
Fax: (856) 339-9626


The Bridgeton Library Satellite Office
1st Tuesday of the month
3 pm - 5 pm
150 East Commerce Street
Bridgeton, NJ 08302
Phone: 856-455-1011


Constituent Corner-                      Code Blue Programs Assist Residents in Need of Shelter

The Code Blue Initiative is designed to provide shelter for homeless individuals and residents without sufficient accommodations when temperatures drop below freezing. The Code Blue Season runs from November 1st through April 15th, with designated “warming centers” operating between 6:00 pm and 6:00 am.
When a Code Blue alert is issued, volunteers collaborate with police, emergency medical services, the County Health Department and Human Services, and the state Office of Emergency Management to prepare warming centers and identify individuals who may be in need of shelter.
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