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  • O’Scanlon: New credit rating hit is “legislature’s failure”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Citing a “lack of improvement in the state’s weak financial position,” Save Jerseyans, Moody’s Investors Service has once again downgraded our state’s bond rating, this time from A1 to A2. Assembly Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) doesn’t think the causation is a mystery. “Moody’s couldn’t have made this any […]

  • My alma mater’s student body wants to carry and it makes sense

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I couldn’t be prouder of the student leaders at my undergraduate alma mater, Save Jerseyans, for doing what USED to happen at American universities: catalyzing independent thinking! On April 8th, the Catholic University of America’s Student Association General Assembly passed “A resolution in support of student carry” in a […]

  • Save Jersey Poll: Which GOP Congressman is the Best?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Americans have never had a particularly high opinion of Congress. “It could probably be shown by facts and figures,” Mark Twain once quipped, “that there is no distinctly native American criminal class except Congress.” That doesn’t mean there aren’t good people out there doing good work, Save […]

  • New Jersey loses 6,400 jobs in March

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog There’s no way to spin the suck, Save Jerseyans. We’re not in good shape. That’s the state of affairs confirmed by today’s report state labor officials; New Jersey lost 6,400 jobs in March 2015 and its unemployment rate ticked up to 6.5% after having added 9,200 in February. Yes, […]

  • Ferriero is Guilty

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Another Democrat bites the dust, Save Jerseyans. On Thursday afternoon, a Bergen County jury found the former Bergen Democrat heavyweight guilty of racketeering, wire fraud, and charged related to bribery-related after four days of closed-door deliberations. has live court house updates here. Today’s Joe Ferriero verdict ends a long […]

  • Christie ambushed with Eagles chants in Atlantic City

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog What could he do but smile, Save Jerseyans?? But when you consider some of the flack he’s gotten from other quarters recently, some not-too-ugly ribbing from my fellow South Jerseyans over his Cowboyphilia at Wednesday’s grand opening of the Atlantic City Bass Pro Shops store is almost a welcome […]

  • Quinnipiac Poll: New Jersey wants Menendez to Resign

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog New Jersey voters get it. For the most part. By a 13-point margin (52% to 39%), Save Jerseyans, they want U.S. Senator Hudson Bob Menendez to resign according to the results of a new Quinnipiac University poll. Only 23% believe he’s honest and trustworthy; consequently, those calling for his resignation following a the 68-page, […]

  • Pay your taxes today, New Jersey, but keep working until May 13th!

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Ronald Reagan famously quipped that “Republicans believe every day is the Fourth of July, but the democrats believe every day is April 15.” The calendar is even stranger here in the Garden State, Save Jerseyans, where Tax Freedom Day doesn’t arrive until May 13th; that’s the date calculated […]

  • Christie planning three more spring policy speeches

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie’s entitlement reform address is only part one of a four roll-out of sorts, Save Jerseyans, something he revealed Tuesday on the Hugh Hewitt Program. “Well, Hugh, let me tell you this. I’m going to come forward in the next two months with four major […]

  • MORE TROUBLE: Menendez’s buddy Melgen smacked with new 76-count indictment

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The plot thickens, Save Jerseyans. Is the noose tightening, too? Just under two weeks after Senator Bob Menendez (D-Ecuador, Dominican Republic) and Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen were indicted on multiple criminal counts, the feds dropped a new 76-count indictment on Tuesday night accusing Melgen of perpetrating a massive Medicare fraud scheme. […]

  • POLL: Are you a fan of Governor Christie’s entitlement reform plan?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Lagging badly in the early polls, Governor Chris Christie tried to leapfrog the Republican competition on Tuesday morning by pitching a bold federal entitlement reform proposal and, in so doing, putting himself on a potential collision course with Hillary Clinton. The ultimate question: will it matter worth […]

  • Stockton survey finds New Jerseyans are dangerously ignorant

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog These brand new results from a Stockton University survey – Understanding the United States Constitution and the Supreme Court: A Survey of New Jerseyans – may not shock you, Save Jerseyans, but they’re guaranteed to depress the heck out of you on the historic 150th Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination (who we […]