Articles Posted in the " Kyrillos " Category

  • 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 […]

  • Notable N.J. absences from the Christie endorsement list

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie unveiled an extensive endorsement list of NJ GOP legislative and political personalities on Tuesday afternoon after his presidential campaign launch speech, Save Jerseyans, no small feat in the face of badly-sagging approval among the party faith state-wide (a new FDU poll released today found […]

  • 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 […]

  • The Kyrillos defection was years in the making

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Regular readers know State Senator Joe Kyrillos‘s defection to the Bush camp is not really news, Save Jerseyans, but confirmation from The Washington Post on Monday night of a pending endorsement (and news of a $10,000 donation) is still unwelcome news for Governor Chris Christie on the same day that he scored […]

  • Port Authority “reform” bill override fails

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog They may not love the Governor, Save Jerseyans, but they declined to further weaken his political position (here and nationally) and, in so doing, hand Democrats a major rhetorical victory. That’s the best way to interpret the rationale behind today’s decision by Trenton Republicans to not help Democrats […]

  • Newly-Rebellious Kyrillos takes on the Port Authority

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s no secret that Governor Christie’s relationship with Republican legislators isn’t what it used to be, Save Jerseyans. So much so, that I’m told there was recently a meeting between the Governor and some of them where it was communicated, in no uncertain terms, that they’re either […]

  • More key defections in Christie World

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog I won’t sugarcoat it for you: persistently weak polling and continuous scandal rumors are steadily undermining confidence among the political professionals and donors who Chris Christie needs to mount a successful establishment presidential push, Save Jerseyans. Drip, drip, drip… On Tuesday, the Observer’s Ken Kurson (formerly of […]

  • 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 […]

  • Obama diverts $1 billion in Sandy funds away from New Jersey

    Kyrillos and Holzapfel cry foul By Art Gallagher | President Barack Obama announced that he is diverting nearly $1 billion in Hurricane Sandy recovery funds away from New Jersey and New York to fund a nationwide resiliency competition that will ostensibly help the winning communities build infrastructure to deal with the impacts of climate change. Obama announced […]

  • Post-CA Tenure Decision, Kyrillos Seeks Repeat in New Jersey

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Following an earth-shattering decision by the California state court striking down that state’s tenure law, state Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) says he’s reaching out to an advocacy group involved in the West Coast case to help accomplish the same result in New Jersey. He’ll start by re-introducing S-2171, “The School Children First Act.”

  • You Voted for Peanuts, Folks

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The next legislature selected its new leaders on Thursday, Save Jerseyans. What are they working on?  Well, for starters, the Senate Transportation Committee advanced a resolution sponsored by Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) urging airlines to raise peanut allergy awareness: “Peanut allergies can have lethal consequences and are nothing to mess around with,” […]

  • Possible shake up in GOP Legislative Leadership

    By Art Gallagher | The statehouse press corps is buzzing news on twitter about a possible change in the GOP leadership in the New Jersey State Senate. Current Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean JR has been fighting to keep his leadership post since the election results…no pick ups in the Senate…on Tuesday.  Kean released a letter signed by […]