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  • I swear, I’m not a Democratic consultant!

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Save Jerseyans, I feel the need to clear something up: I’m not a Democratic consultant. Our savvier readers may’ve noticed how, on a regular basis, ideas or approaches suggested by our Save Jersey contributors are ultimately adopted… …by Democrats. It happened again this week. On January 20th, as part of Save […]


  • See You at the Borgata!

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Save Jerseyans, you may recall that I am looking forward to attending Assemblyman Jon Bramnick’s Republican event at the Borgata on Monday. If you don’t, guess what, I’m looking forward to it. And if you’re going to be there, AND you want to see the GOP pick […]


  • My Jobs Ideas Weren’t Crazy, Naysayers

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Save Jerseyans, when I did my series on ideas for job creation, predictably, some naysayers came out to say “never gonna happen.” Now, I’m no stranger to criticism; in fact, with this series, I would be glad to see meaningful criticism, as I admitted I am not […]


  • NJGOP Needs to Make Gas Tax a Major 2015 Issue

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog In case you missed it over the weekend, Save Jerseyans, Matt Rooney wrote about how Jon Bramnick stopped in Bergen County, flanked by GOP legislators, and urged residents to “don’t move” in favor of voting for Republicans this November. This message was in response to Mercedes leaving New Jersey […]


  • Our Rights Up in Smoke? Please Help This Woman Get a Common Sense Ruling

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Save Jerseyans: something was brought to my attention last night. If this woman loses her court fight, it will open the door to further (and dramatic) infringements upon citizen’s property rights; the potential negative impact for thousands of hard working New Jerseyans is hard to fathom. Here are the […]


  • Things I’m Looking Forward to for South Jersey’s 2015

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Save Jerseyans, it’s easy to look at the negative. It really is. So I am going to take a moment to only look at the positive and tell you some of the (political) things I am looking forward to this year. Helping Re-Elect Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi in […]


  • Mazzeo Plan: Property Tax Increase Takes it From Wrong to Worse

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Just few days ago, Save Jerseyans, I posted about how bad Vince Mazzeo’s plan for Atlantic City was and that is was the wrong plan. Well, it just went from wrong to worse. One thing I noted at the time was that Vince Mazzeo neglected to include Atlantic County […]


  • Brown Package: Much Better for Atlantic City than Mazzeo’s Plan

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog In response to Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo’s (really bad) proposal for Atlantic City, Save Jerseyans, Assemblyman Chris Brown has come up with a competing, comprehensive plan to save Atlantic City. So much like I analyzed Mazzeo’s plan, I will analyze Brown’s plan. And I can say this with […]


  • Mazzeo’s Package: Wrong for Atlantic City

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo put his name on the Assembly version of Steve Sweeney’s Atlantic City aid bills which just cleared the Appropriations panel on a strict 6-3 party line vote. And after taking a look at this plan and its 5 main points, in my opinion it […]


  • Bringing Jobs to South Jersey: Craft Beer

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Atlantic, Cumberland and Cape May Counties have, historically, had the highest unemployment in the state. And now things are likely going from bad to worse with casino closures in Atlantic City. That’s the situation on paper. On the ground, living here, it pains me, every time, when […]


  • Bringing Jobs to South Jersey: Tech Jobs

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Atlantic, Cumberland and Cape May Counties have, historically, had the highest unemployment in the state. And now things are likely going from bad to worse with casino closures in Atlantic City. That’s the situation on paper. On the ground, living here, it pains me, every time, when […]


  • 5 More Alternatives to Raising the Gas Tax

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Save Jerseyans, our intrepid leader Matt Rooney came up with five alternatives to raising the gas tax. Here are, in my opinion, 5 more alternatives we have to raising the gas tax. Which means when it comes to ideas to avoid raising your taxes, the score is […]


  • Planning for 2015, 2016 & 2017 Starts Now

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Election 2014 is over. It is now time for NJ GOP leaders to come up with a plan for 2015, 2016, and 2017. But Ed, can’t we take a break? We just had an election. No. Sorry. Democrats do not take a break after an election. Republicans take […]