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Twitter Talk With Sweeney

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Trenton, New Jersey (My9NJ) - In Senator Booker style, Senate President Stephen Sweeney is taking to Twitter to interact with constituents. Just last week he hosted his first Twitter Thursday, where he answered about a dozen questions from the public and press.

Yesterday he held his second twitter Thursday, and Chasing New Jersey’s Ronica conducted the show’s first ever “twitterview” with the Senate President. She asked him about NJ DREAMers, the college affordability crisis in NJ and if he has plans to run for governor one day.

Senate President Sweeney tweeted his response about NJ DREAMERS: “We passed DREAM Act in Senate & it’s up in Asm. Budget 2day. It’s about fairness & @GovChristie should sign when it gets to him,” He said.

Sweeney also chimed in on whether or not there is a college affordability crisis. “Absolutely. Every family in NJ should be able to afford college. Working on legislation that will address this issue,” he tweeted.

When asked about a possible run for governor, he tweeted: “I’m focused on being Senate Pres, getting the DREAM Act signed into law, and addressing issue of skyrocketing tuition.”

To make the conversation a little friendlier and less political, Ronica asked him who would win in an arm wrestling competition – him or Governor Christie. “Sorry @GovChristie , but it’s only a competition if the other guy has a chance. @ChasingNJ,” he tweeted back.

You can follow the Senate President on Twitter at @NJSenatePres.


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