There’s a deal to radically overhaul and save a billion dollars in the cost of public workers’ health insurance, and it was cut by an unlikely team of rivals. State Senate President Steve Sweeney teamed up with the NJEA — the teachers union that spent more than $5 million in an unsuccessful bid to get him voted out of office. Senior Correspondent Briana Vannozzi explains how the two sides struck a deal and what it means for the state.
An award-winning journalist, Briana Vannozzi serves as the anchor for NJ Spotlight News. She's worked in several capacities since joining the news division in 2012, as interim anchor and senior correspondent after years of general assignment reporting as a multimedia journalist. Vannozzi began her television journalism career by cutting her teeth on New Jersey State House politics for New Jersey Network News. And later as a news radio correspondent at FM News 101.9 in New York City. A Burlington County native, she's honored to be serving and covering her home state.