SWEENEY: I’LL SHUT DOWN STATE GOVERNMENT

Steve SweeneyNew Jersey Senate President Steve Sweeney has threatened to shut down state government if Governor Christie does not make a mandated payment into the public employee pension fund.  Sweeney told the Star Ledger that he will shut down state government before he would go back on a promise made to state employees.  The contribution may rise to $2.4 billion during the next fiscal year.