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Stories with person: Stephen M. Sweeney
  • New Jersey Democrats want $15 an hour minimum wage 
    Updated: Feb-04-16 3:48 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - New Jersey workers would see the state's minimum wage raised to $15 an hour under a proposal unveiled Thursday by Democratic legislative leaders flanked by labor and anti-poverty activists.

  • Gov. Christie calls for state takeover of Atlantic City 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 10:56 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Tuesday the state will assume vast control over Atlantic City's finances and decision-making, saying the seaside gambling resort is incapable of getting its finances together after years of overspending.

  • Atlantic City to consider asking for bankruptcy 
    Updated: Jan-26-16 3:30 am

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Atlantic City's local government will meet Tuesday afternoon to consider asking New Jersey for permission to declare bankruptcy.

  • Christie again rejects Atlantic City, casino aid package 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 5:56 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie has once again rejected a financial assistance package for Atlantic City and its struggling casinos, vetoing measures that included the changes he demanded when he vetoed them the first time.

  • Poll: Opposition to north Jersey casinos lessening 
    Updated: Jan-19-16 5:53 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A new poll shows half of New Jerseyans still oppose expanding casinos beyond Atlantic City, but that opposition is lessening.

  • New Jersey's history of state takeovers may follow Christie 
    Updated: Jan-17-16 12:54 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - If New Jersey lawmakers approve a measure for the state to takeover Atlantic City, it won't be the first time Trenton wrestled power from local officials.

  • Gov. Christie unveils new ideas, then leaves New Jersey 
    Updated: Jan-16-16 11:08 am

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie unveiled plans to re-create a state prison as a drug treatment facility and slash the estate tax but immediately left New Jersey for the presidential campaign trail, raising questions about how he'll push for his priorities.

  • Atlantic City casino revenue cut by half over 9 years story has photos
    Updated: Jan-13-16 6:04 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - Atlantic City has lost more than half of its casino revenue during the past nine years.

  • Christie highlights bipartisanship, dives into pension fight story has photos
    Updated: Jan-12-16 9:07 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Republican Gov. Chris Christie jumped head first into a fight with state political rivals over pensions despite highlighting his work with the Democratic-controlled Legislature and called for turning a prison into a drug treatment facility during his annual State of the State address Tuesday.

  • Senate president to Atlantic City: Takeover or bankruptcy story has photos
    Updated: Jan-12-16 9:00 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - A proposed bill in the state Legislature would give the state vast power over Atlantic City, including the right to make most major decisions and to sell off assets and land.

  • Getting into the highlights of Christie's State of the State 
    Updated: Jan-12-16 8:46 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Republican Gov. Chris Christie called for transforming a state prison into a drug treatment facility, lashed out at the Democratic Legislature over public pensions and bashed President Barack Obama during Tuesday's State of the State speech.

  • The Latest: Democrats jab Christie's speech as political 
    Updated: Jan-12-16 6:24 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - The latest on Gov. Chris Christie's State of the State address. (All times local).

  • Redistricting amendment stalls but pensions, more go forward story has photos
    Updated: Jan-11-16 11:00 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - Lawmakers hit the brakes on a ballot question regarding a legislative redistricting plan Monday but moved forward with proposals to ask voters to weigh in on opening casinos in northern New Jersey, paying for public pensions and using every cent of fuel taxes for transportation.

  • Sweeney threatens Atlantic City finances takeover bill 
    Updated: Jan-11-16 10:21 pm

    TRENTON, New Jersey - State Senate President Steve Sweeney is threatening to introduce a bill that would have the state take over Atlantic City's finances.