Employer Legislative Committees (ELCs), established by the New Jersey Business & Industry Association in 1959, are independent, local organizations representing all 21 counties. ELCs meet monthly for breakfast or lunch. These meetings take no longer than 90 minutes, and offer you a unique opportunity to meet with your local legislators and network with your colleagues while learning about issues affecting your business. The New Jersey Business & Industry Association is located at 102 West State St., Trenton, NJ, 08608. The Employer Legislative Committees are affiliated with NJBIA. This e-mail is being sent to you because we believe it will be of interest to you. For more information on the ELCs, please visit: www.njbia.org/networking/ELC/ELCdates.aspx
Senate President Steve Sweeney
New Jersey Legislative District 3
ABOUT SPEAKER Senator Sweeney has fought to create jobs and to expand economic opportunity for everyone. He sponsored bills to provide economic incentives for job creation, job training for the unemployed and to restore tax cuts for the working poor. Recognizing the importance of transportation infrastructure to the state’s economy, our quality of life and our future, he was a leader on renewing funding for the Transportation Trust Fund. He continues to work to make college more affordable and to reduce college debt for New Jersey’s students and middle-class families. He fought for workers’ pensions by passing a law ensuring that the state makes quarterly pension payments. He also championed legislation authorizing the state to use an innovative reverse auction system to choose its prescription benefits manager, a reform that will save the state $1.6 billion over the next 3 years. Senator Sweeney has taken a leading role in promoting property tax relief and making government operate more effectively and more efficiently. He also helped build schools for special needs children, established parks for children with disabilities, and created a statewide registry of offenders who abused individuals with developmental disabilities.
Senator Sweeney has represented the Third Legislative District since 2002.