Articles Posted in the " State Assembly " Category


  • Trenton Democrats adrift at sea with yachting bill budget logic

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The Assembly passed its “millionaire’s tax” (A4602) on Thursday afternoon 47-31-1, Save Jerseyans, but earlier this week in the run-up to the vote, one of our favorite legislators couldn’t help but note one of the crazier inconsistencies in this fiscal year’s Democrat budget: Dems in Approps today gave […]


  • The designer birth certificate majority

    By Bill Winkler | The Save Jersey Blog “Property taxes are high on my radar and trying to see what the answer to that is. I don’t know the answer on it yet, but we’re trying to whittle away at all of the other things that we need to get off of our plate so […]


  • LD27 Assembly: Q Rim rising?

    By Charles Barr | The Save Jersey Blog It was an early April morning when I really felt inspired to get a more active base of politically interested college students together at Montclair State University. I knew of another student at the time who was aiming to do the same thing, Save Jerseyans, and now […]


  • Labor isn’t thicker than water

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog If labor unions want to prove that they’re more than just Democrat super pacs of a different name, Save Jerseyans, than stuff like this doesn’t help their case: Just in. Breaking News AFL-CIO only endorses @VinceMazzeo for NJ Assembly Dist 2. Will Paul’s does not receive endorsement. […]


  • Are Trenton Democrats trying to kill youth sports in New Jersey?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog While the pension crisis roils and taxes remain at highest-in-the-nation levels, Save Jerseyans, our legislators are still out there passing solutions in search of a problem. The latest? On Thursday, the Assembly Democrats powered a new unfunded mandate – A3500 – through the lower chamber by a 41-19-14 vote. Unfunded […]


  • VIDEO: O’Scanlon confronts protesting teachers at AFP rally

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog This is fun… On Thursday, Republican Budget Officer Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-13) spoke at the Americans for Prosperity “pension crisis” press conference on the State House steps, Save Jerseyans, and found himself facing off with… about 200 protesting teachers hopping mad over this week’s Supreme Court decision. Turn the volume […]


  • Rible defends police response to Summer Jam riot

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Assemblyman Dave Rible, R-Monmouth and Ocean, stood up for the New Jersey State Police’s response to rioting gate crashers at Sunday night’s Summer Jam at MetLife Stadium. Responding to ACLU of NJ Executive Director Udi Ofer’s call for the Attorney General to investigate the appropriate use of force at the […]


  • Peterson calls for action. His allies need to help flesh it out.

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Assemblyman Erik Peterson (R-Hunterdon, Warren and Somerset) is the one legislator, besides Senate President Steve Sweeney, pushing any type of specific action after Tuesday’s landmark Supreme Court pension decision. “It’s time to get serious about fixing the pension system and the only way to do that is with a […]


  • Legislator-for-hire Mila Jasey turns on the kids to protect her NJEA financiers

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog With Tuesday’s big pension news breaking hard, Save Jerseyans, you may’ve missed the 100+ parents and activists who besieged New Jersey Democrat Assemblywoman Mila Jasey’s Maplewood district office to protest A4351, legislation designed to impose a three-year moratorium on increases in charter school enrollments approved by the Commissioner of Education starting for the 2015-2016 academic […]


  • Space, Phoebus score landslide wins in LD24

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It wasn’t even close. Incumbent Assemblyman Parker Space (R-24) and his running mate, Sussex Freeholder Gail Phoebus, cruised in Tuesday’s LD24 Republican primary, the only one on the GOP side of the aisle that anyone thought could be remotely competitive given that one seat was open (Alison Littell McHose […]


  • Recovering Schepisi well enough to cast primary election ballot

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Happy news on a tense, rainy election Tuesday, Save Jerseyans… One week after successful brain surgery to remove a life-threatening brain aneurysm, we’re happy to report that Asw. Holly Schepisi (R-39) was able to take a quick trip over to her local River Vale polling station to cast […]


  • Fiocchi: Christie wrong on North Jersey gaming

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Here’s something fun for you: Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi (R-1) is siding with neighboring LD2 Republicans over his Republican Governor, Save Jerseyans, issuing a Monday afternoon statement as the Meadowlands casino controversy reaches a fever pitch ahead of the hopeful developers’ Wednesday press conference. The plain-speaking Cumberland County legislator was characteristically direct. […]