Photos from our 2015 Golf Outing
Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Our guest was:
Stephen Sweeney, President
New Jersey State Senate
N.J. Senate President Steve Sweeney
today briefed the Ocean County Mayors’ Association on his view of
New Jersey’s pension crisis, economy, infrastructure investment,
budget priorities, and more.
Beginning by fondly recalling his
time in county and local government, the senator cautioned
government employees not to retire early in fear that retirement
money will not be available should they wait. The state will meet
its obligations, he promised. A wave of early retirements on the
other hand would be like a run on the bank -- an unnecessary
Sen. Sweeney said that a renewal of
the state’s Transportation Trust Fund must include money for
municipalities and counties to pay for local roadways. Local
governments and taxpayers in local communities can’t afford to make
all the investments needed to repair and improve roads and bridges
without the state’s resources, he said.
The senator enumerated a number of challenges facing the state and
promised that one by one, they would be addressed and resolved.