Sweeney Says Coughlin – not Murphy – Offered the First Olive Branch

Senate President Steve Sweeney released a response to Gov. Phil Murphy's letter regarding the current draft of the NJ 2020 budget, a draft of which was sent from the NJ Legislature sent to Murphy for review.

Asked by a reporter on the heels of Governor Phil Murphy’s speech if he heard a conciliatory tone in the state of the state speech, Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) handed the baton to Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19).

“I honestly think the speaker has led on minimum wage,” Sweeney said.  “He struck that tone early on.”


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