Articles Posted in the " State Senate " 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 […]


  • Is Christie headed for a great fall?

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Prominent New Jersey Republicans seem to finally be moving out of Governor Chris Christie’s shadow. This afternoon The Star Ledger reported that Monmouth County State Senator Joe Kyrillos was among the 15 or so New Jersey Republicans who met with former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, a top rival of Christie’s for the 2016 GOP […]


  • Lesniak Gets Microaggressive with Joni Ernst

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog New Jersey State Senator Ray Lesniak, noted Clinton ally and pig protector, is 100% intolerant when it comes to intolerance, Save Jerseyans. I mean, he’s a member of something called the Coalition Against Hate and Bigotry, and no one raised a bigger stink when Don Imus put his foot […]



  • 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 […]


  • Rooney: “Why didn’t they do anything till now?”

    By Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Our Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney discussed Governor Christie’s decision to conditionally veto Port Authority “reform” legislation – and the criticism he received from arch-antagonists John Wisniewski and Loretta Weinberg for it – this week on Chasing New Jersey, Save Jerseyans, noting that we need to view Trenton Democrats’ reactions through “the prism of politics […]



  • DiSomma to Sweeney: Stay out of Red Bank

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Referring to Senate President Steve Sweeney as a conflicted Trenton lobbyist, and Red Bank Councilmen Michael Dupont and Art Murphy as influence peddling shady dealers, Red Bank Republican Chairman Sean DiSomma, launched a no holds barred attack on New Jersey’s highest ranking Democratic elected official, a presumed contender for the 2017 gubernatorial […]



  • Lesniak Admits His Pig Crate Bill is Pointless

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I told you Lesniak was full of crap on this whole pig gestation crate ban legislation, Save Jerseyans. Now he’s admitted it to one of our readers: @KevinEhret4NJ only a few but why not take a stand against cruelty? Ask Christie. The answer is evident — Senator […]


  • Meet Ray Lesniak: Clinton Ally Charged with Operation Pig-gate

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Regular Save Jersey readers know who is Ray Lesniak is but, owing to Governor Christie’s presidential ambitions, a lot of folks are tuning into this site (and the Jersey-centric issues we cover) for the first time. Like the vetoed pig gestation crate ban bill. The relevant background: […]


  • Opinion: Back Off Black Friday, Sen. Codey!

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog When it comes to telling businesses when they can or cannot be open on Thanksgiving, Sen. Dick Codey needs to mind his own business. He’s pushing legislation to clamp down on Black Friday and “protect workers” by preventing stores from opening shop before 9 p.m. on […]


  • New Jersey’s Frosh House Members Head to Orientation

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog None of New Jersey’s twelve House seats changed hands between the parties last week, Save Jerseyans, but three members of the delegation are filling open or vacated seats (Norcross in NJ-01, MacArthur in NJ-03, and Bonnie Watson-Coleman in NJ-12). Now the work begins. On Wednesday, T-Mac tweeted […]