Last November's minimum wage amendment was overwhelmingly approved by the voters of New Jersey. The prime sponsor of the legislation is now doing a victory lap touting the success of the wage hike, but critics said it's far too early to claim victory.
Senate President Steve Sweeney talked about a variety of issues related to the state budget, including the possibility of reviving a revenue boosting bill that Gov. Christie has already vetoed three times.
During a tearful press conference at the State House involving families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, NJ Senate Pres. Steve Sweeney changed his position on a bill pertaining to ammunition magazines for firearms.
As Superstorm Sandy victims continue to voice their frustrations about the recovery process, the leader of the state Senate is pushing for legislation that should make the process more "user-friendly."
It actually seemed like the Garden State's reputation was improving. With the popular, tough-talking Gov. Chris Christie at the helm, New Jersey's days as the laughingstock of the nation appeared to be fading, but that was before Bridgegate.