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Sweeney touts fiscal reforms, talks regional economy at Stockton

Claire Lowe | April 3, 2019 | Press of AC |

ATLANTIC CITY — New Jersey is at a “breaking point,” in a financial “death spiral,” Senate President Steve Sweeney told attendees of his latest town hall on his fiscal reform plan for the state.

“The good news is it is absolutely fixable,” he said.

Sweeney, D-Salem, Gloucester, Cumberland, laid out his Path to Progress to local residents, state workers and education representatives Wednesday at Stockton University’s Atlantic City campus.

The plan, which includes reforms to the state pension system, health benefits and education, was introduced over the summer, and Sweeney has been touring the state since the start of the year to talk with residents about it.

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