Articles Posted in the " State Assembly " Category

  • 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 […]


  • Jim Sauro comes out swinging in LD1 introduction

    By Irwin Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog Save Jerseyans: you read about how, on Tuesday, the LD1 GOP ticket called out their opponents’s inability to create jobs and how Sgt. Carl R. Biletta called out Jeff Van Drew for exploiting veterans. A bold and true move, if I do say so myself. But another under-discussed […]




  • Assembly GOP bests Dems by filing candidates in all 40 districts

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Back in May 2008, the very first Save Jersey post complained about the number of legislative races that had been uncontested in recent cycles. Seven years later? Progress:  Assembly Republicans file candidates in every legislative district. Dems missing challengers in LD8 and 23. http://t.co/EHUY0NLoaR — Assembly Republicans […]


  • LD27’s Selen launches campaign in Short Hills with Bramnick

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog ‘Tis the season, Save Jerseyans.  ICYMI- Tayfun Selen (R-Chatham Twp.) launched his Assembly campaign on Wednesday at the Hilton Short Hills with Assembly Republican Leader Jon Bramnick (R-Westfield) and running mate Q Rim (R-Whippany) on hand to promote the ticket.  Selen, an immigrant who arrived in the U.S. in the 1990s and subsequently […]


  • Angelini adds voice to Chesimard extradition coalition; Dems remain silent

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog A New Jersey cop killer is living free in Cuba, Save Jerseyans.  Governor Christie wants Joanne Chesimard returned. Three Republican congressmen are demanding action. President Obama? He’s prepared to take Cuba off the State Sponsors of Terrorism List. Outrage is spreading… but New Jersey Democrats are clamming up. […]


  • Rodriguez-Gregg shares political experiences on MSNBC

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog She’s already gotten some national love, turned heads here at home, and earned a place on our future statewide/higher office watch list, Save Jerseyans. So we weren’t surprised to see Assemblywoman Maria Rodriguez-Gregg (R-8) pop up on MSNBC this week discussing her experiences in the state legislature:


  • Bramnick heads to LD1 for Assembly Fundraiser

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The path for one of 2017’s prospective GOP gubernatorial contenders runs through 2015’s legislative elections, Save Jerseyans. Next stop: battleground LD1. Next Tuesday, April 14th, Bramnick will headline a $250 per person fundraiser for Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi and Cumberland County Freeholder Jim Sauro at the Hampton Inn in Vineland. Co-hosts include a smattering of […]


  • UPDATE: LD40 Lawsuit Dismissed

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog A primary is still on tap for LD40 this June, Save Jerseyans, but the dispute over who will get the Passaic GOP’s formal backing appears to be over. The suit filed by Paterson Republican committeeman William Connolly over his controversial “bullet vote”  has been dismissed according to PolitickerNJ’s Chase […]


  • Compulsory Speech is Always Problematic

    By Michael Patrick Carroll | The Save Jersey Blog Some years back, a pair of NJ loons decided to name their son “Adolf Hitler”. On the anniversary of his birth, the parents asked a local baker to produce a “Happy Birthday Adolf Hitler” cake. Curiously, the baker balked. Assume that the aggrieved parents, like good […]


  • Schaer: Dems ready to sacrifice by sacrificing nothing

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog We all love a good April Fool’s joke, Save Jerseyans, but something tells me this week’s video from the Assembly Democrats featuring Budget Chair Gary Schaer wasn’t offered in jest. Comment is required even with Bob Menendez sucking up all of the political oxygen at the moment:   […]


  • “Not in this room”

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog At Tuesday’s Reagan Day event, joined by former Governor Tom Kean and former Vice President Dick Cheney under the stage lights, Assemblyman Jay Webber asked the latter about his legacy. “In terms of what my legacy is, you’ll probably get some mixed views depending on who you’re talking […]