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VIDEO – Senate Democrats’ Week In 60 Seconds (4.24)

Senate President Steve Sweeney has offered a job-sharing, furlough plan this week that would save hundreds of millions of dollars for state and local governments, help prevent layoffs, provide full and even increased pay to public employees and protect their job benefits if they are not needed during the coronavirus pandemic. Warning that the coronavirus stock market plunge has put a majority of the nation’s public government pension plans at risk, Senate President Steve Sweeney urged the President and Congress to partner with state and local governments to solve pension and infrastructure funding challenges with a federally-financed program in next month’s coronavirus recovery package. Lastly, we are flattening the curve! Every day since April 14th, New Jersey has had fewer coronavirus patients in hospital beds than the day before.

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