Articles Posted in the " State Assembly " Category

  • New Jersey Legislative Districts 2020 Population Projections

    By Daniel Beckelman | Red Racing Horses One of my main frustrations in politics is the failure of the New Jersey Republican Party to win a majority in the state legislature. Despite two Republican gubernatorial wins in a row and a cumulative popular vote that is tied or leaning Republican, Democrats have 3-2 majorities in […]



  • 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 […]


  • Assembly GOP Road Show Urges Residents: Don’t Move!

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Some (okay… many) observers might say it’s going to be an uphill climb with the current legislative map, Save Jerseyans, and they’re not wrong, but I think Jon Bramnick deserves credit, at this stage, for trying to make the best of a tough situation. He’s campaigning all […]



  • Keyes Ready for Fresh Run at LD36 Nod

    By Matthew Gilson | The Save Jersey Blog After failing to secure the party line in 2013, Save Jersey can now confirm that former Co-Chair of the New Jersey College Republicans, James Keyes, is expected to soon enter the race for District 36 assembly.  Keyes, 24, is a recent graduate of Farleigh Dickinson University and […]


  • Space Goes All In for “Tough Lady” Phoebus

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Sussex County Freeholder Gail Phoebus (R) is getting a full-throated boost from one of the Assembly GOP caucus’s newer members in her bids to succeed the retiring Alison McHose, Save Jerseyans. Assemblyman Parker Space (R-Wantage) sent a letter to LD24 Republican committee members over the weekend, referring to […]


  • Ahead of AC Event, Bramnick Takes His Show on the Road

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Most statewide Republican campaigns tend to kick-off in a GOP stronghold. Jon Bramnick? The Assembly Minority Leader (and potential gubernatorial candidate) is kick-starting his 2015 quest for legislative gains in a region of our state where Republicanism isn’t prospering as of late. At least not up the ballot. The Bergen GOP’s […]


  • Christie Signs 5 Bills Including Grief Awareness Resolution

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Friday’s acted-upon items from the big guy… In no particular order: S-562/A-3322 (Turner, Gill/Schaer, Garcia, Lagana) – Requires health insurance carriers to encrypt certain information S-2021/A-3124 (Sweeney, Oroho/Burzichelli, Riley) – Exempts certain temporary farm structures from permit and transition area requirements of “Freshwater Wetlands Protection Act” A-1993/S-2280 […]


  • Update #2: Greenbaum Weighing LD24 Candidacy

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The Mayor of Mount Olive, the largest town in New Jersey’s 24th legislative district, might soon be a candidate to replace retiring Assemblywoman Alison McHose, Save Jerseyans. Here’s what Rob Greenbaum shared on Wednesday evening via Facebook:  Post by Mayor Rob Greenbaum. An earlier post was less subtle: […]


  • 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 […]


  • McHose Successor Short List Update: Phoebus, Bilik Join Race

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Here’s a little update for you following the announcement of Alison McHose’s imminent departure from the legislature, Save Jerseyans: Add to our preliminary shortlist Sussex County Freeholder Gail Phoebus (R), whose term is up this upcoming December, and who may also be the front runner according to at […]


  • Atlantic Dems and Republicans Publicly Disagree with Mazzeo

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Vince Mazzeo needs some new advisers. The freshman Assemblyman offered a weak sauce defense against gaming expansion into North Jersey back in November, saying only that “that’s for another time, another day down the road. Hopefully, way down the road.” Not exactly a “no” right? But regardless of where you […]