State News

Sweeney Snubbed By AFL-CIO

TRENTON – The New Jersey State AFL-CIO announced their endorsements for November’s state Legislature elections. The one-million-member-strong labor union failed to back state Senate President Steve Sweeney, who supported the public worker pension and health benefit changes signed into law earlier this summer.

Lance Lifts Lid

WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Barack Obama signed a bipartisan compromise bill to raise the United States’ borrowing limit just hours before the nation faced default on its financial obligations on Tuesday, but the measure did not win the support of all of New Jersey’s Congressional delegation.