Senate President Stephen Sweeney's plan to wring savings out of government is also putting the squeeze on Gov. Phil Murphy.
Emboldened after out-dueling Murphy in last month's budget drama, the Gloucester County Democrat says he wants to enlist the governor as his "partner" in this smaller-, smarter-government enterprise. Murphy, the ex-diplomat, wants no part of it.
And that may be due to a simple reason: Sweeney's cost-cutting ax could fall hard on public employee unions, a die-hard Murphy constituency.
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