TRENTON – Senate President Steve Sweeney today announced that the Senate will spend the next several months seeking to implement a series of economic measures that will help jumpstart the state’s sagging economy. Recently released figures show unemployment in New Jersey to be at 9.5%, still above the national average.
“New Jersey is failing to make any gains in our fight against the sluggish economy. The people of this state need employment opportunities and our small businesses need investment. The time to act is now. These bills represent a great opportunity to put people back to work and get our economy moving again. By implementing these measures, we can begin to turn back the tide of our slumping economy and make New Jersey a powerhouse and example to the rest of the country,” said Sweeney.