Articles Posted in the " State Senate " Category

  • POLL for a hypothetical: O’Scanlon or Handlin to replace Kyrillos?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The conventional wisdom in NJ GOP circles goes something like this, Save Jerseyans: state Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13), once Governor Chris Christie‘s staunchest legislative ally, defected to Jeb Bush in large part over having been passed over for Jeff Chiesa when the Lautenberg Senate vacancy occurred. Why? For […]



  • AUDIO: Dennis Malloy destroys Steve Sweeney on NJ 101.5

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog A quick comment up front, Save Jerseyans: Until someone else steps up and starts knocking heads on behalf of the taxpayers, I’m going to be in the draft Dennis Malloy camp for 2017. Or even Judi; she’s usually a bit too liberal for me but she’d represent […]


  • Kean: Obama “sets back” Camden students

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The New Jersey Republican establishment was relatively silent during yesterday’s Obama visit to Camden, Save Jersey, partly due to the constraints of him having come to celebrate a Republican Governor’s policing initiative. There was one exception.  “President Obama is missing a giant piece of the puzzle to fully […]


  • VIDEO: 14-year old demolishes PARCC test before Senate committee

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog We saw it before during the great ammo magazine ban debate, Save Jerseyans: Youngsters routinely have more sense than legislators. The latest example: on Monday, shortly before the legislature advanced measures designed to regulate the widely-reviled Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) exams, South Brunswick eighth-grader […]


  • Hanlon confirmed as Monmouth Clerk

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Republican Christine Giordano Hanlon was confirmed on Monday afternoon as Monmouth County Clerk by the State Senate, Save Jerseyans. Hanlon, an attorney at Archer & Greiner, had been sworn in as acting clerk back in March as the replacement for M. Claire French who had served since 1997. “We congratulate Christine […]


  • UPDATE: Sweeney recall movement plans Gloucester County rally

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The exceedingly difficult process of recalling Senate President Steve Sweeney is underway, Save Jerseyans, and organizers are hoping a rally will drawn new attention to their cause. “We have the ability to restore NJ by initiating this recall and having Senator Sweeney kicked out of office for […]


  • The Real Campaign: LD2 GOP slate fires back at Sweeney

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Assemblyman Chris Brown and Freeholder Will Pauls will face Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo and Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell on the LD2 ballot this fall, Save Jerseyans, but if we’re being honest, Senate President Steve Sweeney is the one that’s going to come in heavy and do everything he can (read: […]



  • They heard there were cameras, so Wiz and Weinberg show up at Federal Courthouse

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog They didn’t really help advance the ball at all, Save Jerseyans, and arguably hindered progress at times, but SCI co-chairs John Wisniewski (who is running for governor) and Loretta Weinberg (who hates the current governor) showed up at the federal courthouse this morning to watch David Wildstein‘s expected guilty plea (and soak […]



  • Sweeney’s North Jersey casino plan is a complete fantasy

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog State Senate President Steve Sweeney gave an interview to PolitickerNJ last week, Save Jerseyans, and his comments about Atlantic City and gambling have me questioning the man’s state of mind. “Look, it’s not the most popular thing to talk about casinos in Northern New Jersey, but the […]


  • Kean’s caucus isn’t taking an off-cycle for granted

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog They’re not on the ballot this year, Save Jerseyans, but the New Jersey GOP Senate caucus is trying to advance the conversation in Trenton with a 36-bill jobs package unveiled last Thursday. The added bonus? Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. and his colleagues say it’s budget […]