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State Senate President Stephen Sweeney is a Democrat representing Salem County and parts of Gloucester and Cumberland counties.

Recent statements involving Stephen Sweeney

"People want the minimum wage, they want marriage equality, they want women’s health care. There’s issues that actually that really do matter, social issues that matter to the people of this state. So I know Barbara would support those issues, I know the governor hasn’t. You’ve seen the actions he’s taken on them."

"Seventy percent of the people in the state of New Jersey want marriage equality."

Says Chris Christie "vetoed" a "jobs package" of "30 bills."

Says "tenure still exists but it's been overhauled" for teachers in New Jersey.

Says "my plan is a property tax cut."

Recent stories featuring Stephen Sweeney

Christie, Sweeney claims about taxes, teacher tenure tested on Truth-O-Meter:

Gov. Chris Christie claims Sen. Paul Sarlo voted to raise income taxes after stating the budget would contain no new taxes; Senate President Stephen Sweeney says tenure has been modernized in New Jersey.

Truth-O-Meter lands on False for Democratic claims about Medicare, divorce rate:

PolitiFact New Jersey debunked claims over the weekend from U.S. Rep. Steve Rothman and New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney

It's Election Day -- Go Vote:

We offer a recap of weekend rulings from the Truth-O-Meter and in the spirit of Election Day today, look back at election-themed rulings on New Jersey political ads and statements.

Rating claims on pay-to-play and income tax rates, tallying political ad rulings:

The Truth-O-Meter this weekend found that former Gov. James E. McGreevey did not end pay-to-play on county and state contracts as he claims, and Senate President Stephen Sweeney isn't to blame for New Jersey's income tax rates. And with a week to go before Election Day, review our Truth-O-Meter tallies on political ads circulating around the state.

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