To push his first-term agenda, Republican Governor Chris Christie had no greater booster than Senate President Stephen Sweeney, New Jersey’s top-ranking elected Democrat.
New Jersey Senate Democrats proposed a rival to Governor Chris Christie’s budget plan that would make a full pension payment while raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy.
Democrats who control New Jersey’s Legislature won’t seek to increase Governor Chris Christie’s $29.3 billion budget as they make changes and approve it by the June 30 deadline, Senate President Stephen Sweeney said.
"The entire Northeast Corridor Rail Line and all the rail lines in northern New Jersey skinny down to a single track in and a single track out under the Hudson River."
- Stephen Sweeney on Nov 26, 2014