Tag: Sweeney

TK2 says Murphy’s new healthcare savings are “modest,” pushes for larger overhaul

TRENTON, N.J. — Governor Phil Murphy and the public sector unions were crowing a bit on Monday after announcing modest reforms to the public employee health care system, changes expected to generate somewhere around $500 million in savings over two Read More

OPINION: Sweeney’s ‘radical surgery’ option is actually cosmetic (at best)

By Matt Rooney _ Senate President Steve Sweeney isn’t the Trenton Republicans’ least favorite person these days. He hasn’t been for a long time, actually, given his fair weather tactical alliance with Chris Christie during the latter politician’s stormy tenure Read More

The Democrats’ budget compromise: Let’s just tax everyone and everything | DiMaio

By Assemblyman John DiMaio _ The irony of the budget fight between Governor Phil Murphy and Democrats in the legislature has been nothing short of amazing.  Both sides of the Democrat battle recognized that tax increases would only further hurt Read More

Murphy could hold sports betting bill as a chip to play in budget negotiations

By Art Gallagher _ Dennis Drazin and his partners at Monmouth Park were ready to accept sports bets on Memorial Day weekend.  They wisely didn’t after Senate President Steve Sweeney announced he was inserting a provision in the state legislation Read More

CARROLL: Sweeney’s new corporate surcharge will be paid by real people

By Michael Patrick Carroll _ This is supposed to be a news story, not an op-ed. So, REPORT, don’t opine. There is no way of knowing where revenue from a new tax will go; that’s just cover for leftist politicians Read More