Articles Posted in the " State Senate " Category

  • REPORT: Van Drew passes (again) on House bid

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog New Jersey is likely to have one less competitive congressional battleground next cycle, Save Jerseyans, despite the promise of a higher-turnout presidential year.’s Max Pizarro reported Monday afternoon that State Senator Jeff Van Drew (D-1), widely considered the Democrats’ strongest chance to take out veteran Congressman […]

  • Sen. Jennifer Beck calls for Tax Administrator’s suspension

    By Art Gallagher | Senator Jennifer Beck today called for Monmouth County Tax Board Administrator Matthew Clark to step down or being suspended, pending the outcome of a reported Monmouth County Prosecutor’s investigation to his relationships with vendors of the the controversial Assessment Demonstration Program that creates new assessments of Monmouth County properties for […]

  • Pascrell gets weepy over refugee bill but adds little to the debate

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Well, the House overwhelmingly passed H.R. 4038 (by 287 to 147) on Thursday, Save Jerseyans, giving the “American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act” designed to stop the Obama Administration’s plan to continue resettling unvetted Syrian “refugees” in our county a veto-proof majority on the same day that DHS caught eight […]

  • Doherty’s got part of it. Here’s the rest.

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Senator Mike Doherty of Northwest Jersey, the sole Garden State legislator to endorse Donald Trump for president, made a little noise this week in Republican circles by claiming that the NJ GOP could’ve avoided losing Assembly seats – or even picked up seats – by vocally opposing a gas tax […]

  • Gopal vs Beck in 2017?

    By Art Gallagher | From PolitickerNJ: Vin Gopal Long hailed as one of the most talented up and comers in New Jersey politics, the Monmouth County Democratic Chairman from Long Branch appears poised to run against state Senator Jen Beck (D-11) in 2017. Beck will be a very tough out, but Gopal is a […]

  • Rooney talks override vote on NJ 101.5: “Attacking gun owners is like cat nip”

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog The morning after Steve Sweeney led a politically-motivated override of Governor Christie’s gun bill veto, Save Jerseyans, our Blogger-in-Chief and favorite Garden State attorney Matt Rooney returned to NJ 101.5 for Friday morning drive time to name names and stand up for common sense with the great Bill Spadea. LISTEN: _____ You can hear/read […]

  • Pro-Sweeney Super PAC plans major post-election bash

    The host list? It’s revealing for LD1 and LD2 voters. By Irwin M. Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog Steve Sweeney can swear up and down that his override vote wasn’t politically-motivated, Save Jerseyans, but the overwhelming body of evidence is stacked against the Senate President. Everything he does is aimed at Election 2017. Need more proof? […]

  • Senate votes to override Christie’s gun bill veto

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Sweeney and Christie are both running for higher office, Save Jerseyans, but Chris Christie just happens to be right on the substance of this 100% politically-motivated gun control debate. I explained it all before right here and won’t again. All you need to know that’s new? The latest […]

  • Manipulative Van Drew subs for invisible Andrzejczak at candidate forum

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Hiding behind a mountain of Super PAC cash, LD1 Democrat Assembly candidates Bob Andrzejczak (an incumbent) and Bruce Land have been invisible all season, Save Jerseyans. They don’t show up to events, turning down interviews, avoid confrontations with their opponents, and cower behind the “Team Van Drew” label […]

  • Kean mocks Sweeney, Senate Dems for planning to plan… eventually.

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Senate GOP Leader Tom Kean is famous for sharing his father’s amiable demeanor, Save Jerseyans, but when Steve Sweeney and his caucus made plans on Monday to introduce economic plans (?), the Westfield Republican couldn’t contain himself. “In late April, after touring the state for months to meet with […]

  • Ray Lesniak’s Facebook fans (?) won’t wait for 2017…

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Can anyone tell me what’s wrong with this screenshot of a Facebook ad, Save Jerseyans, sent over on Tuesday by a regular reader?   Are Ray Lesniak’s social media fans (they apparently exist) unaware of when the next gubernatorial election is going down? Eager for Ray to […]

  • Menendez, Lesniak had a bad week in court

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Why do bad things happen to good people, Save Jerseyans? Two of our state’s more notorious liberals suffered legal setbacks at the end of last week. On Thursday, the final six of 15 motions to dismiss corruption charges against Senator Bob Menendez (D-Dominican Republic, Ecuador). Two bribery […]