Steve Sweeney: 'It was not my title of Senate president that gave me the most pride, it was that of father. My daughter, Lauren, was born with Down syndrome'

Opinion: Father reflects on inspirational Special Olympics USA games in N.J.

Steve Sweeney: 'It was not my title of Senate president that gave me the most pride, it was that of father. My daughter, Lauren, was born with Down syndrome'

During yesterday's NJ Senate Democrats' State of Our State news conference, Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem, says that the response to Hurricane Sandy shouldn't be about who gets credit, but rather about getting results for the homeowners and business owners who were affected by the storm.

During yesterday's NJ Senate Democrats' State of Our State news conference, Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem, says that the response to Hurricane Sandy shouldn't be about who gets credit, but rather about getting results for the homeowners and business owners who were affected by the storm.

At last week's Building One New Jersey dinner, Senate President Steve Sweeney told the audience that we will have a minimum wage increase in New Jersey, tied to the consumer price index to ensure that future increases match the rate of inflation.

At last week's Building One New Jersey dinner, Senate President Steve Sweeney told the audience that we will have a minimum wage increase in New Jersey, tied to the consumer price index to ensure that future increases match the rate of inflation.

Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem, talks with State Senator Linda Greenstein, D-Mercer and Middlesex, and Angela Panteleone, owner of VC Salon on Route 33 in Robbinsville about ideas to better serve small employers in the Garden State during his Small Business Tour.

Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem, talks with State Senator Linda Greenstein, D-Mercer and Middlesex, and Angela Panteleone, owner of VC Salon on Route 33 in Robbinsville about ideas to better serve small employers in the Garden State during his Small Business Tour.

NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem, tells a grassroots group that he has seen the impact of unemployment personally and professionally at his union hall to highlight the need to do better for New Jersey's unemployed residents.

NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem, tells a grassroots group that he has seen the impact of unemployment personally and professionally at his union hall to highlight the need to do better for New Jersey's unemployed residents.

As part of his Small Business Tour, Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem, talks with Jim Haws, owner of Kucker Haney Paint Company on Nottingham Way in Hamilton Township about the challenges he faces as a small business owner in the State of New Jersey.

As part of his Small Business Tour, Senate President Steve Sweeney, D-Gloucester, Cumberland and Salem, talks with Jim Haws, owner of Kucker Haney Paint Company on Nottingham Way in Hamilton Township about the challenges he faces as a small business owner in the State of New Jersey.

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