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Editorial: Stephen Sweeney is trying to keep the sky from falling


By Burlington County Times Editorial Board | March 13, 2019 |


Senate President Stephen Sweeney has taken on the unfortunate role of Chicken Little, and even though he’s telling the truth — disaster is coming — many New Jerseyans don’t believe him.

Because the truth hurts.

The 3rd District Democrat from West Deptford is encountering that hurt at the town hall meetings he has been holding throughout the state. He’s talking and listening to taxpayers while emphasizing the gravity of the state’s financial crisis to those who either aren’t aware or don’t believe.

On Tuesday, for two hours, Sweeney swallowed another dose of vitriol from a loud group of public sector employees who oppose his proposed benefit and pension reforms.


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