Articles Posted in the " Kyrillos " Category

  • 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 […]

  • In Monmouth, Guv Asks for GOP Statehouse

    Christie: “I don’t want to serve another day with a Democratic Legislature” By Art Gallagher | He’s finally saying it. Yesterday afternoon at Bachstadt’s Tavern in North Middletown Governor Chris Christie urged the enthusiastic crowd of several hundred to “vote Republican from the top of the ballot to the bottom. I don’t want to serve another day with a […]

  • Apples and Oranges

    What can we learn from the Booker-Lonegan contest? By Art Gallagher | For those who try to read political tea leaves, the only lesson to be taken from the results of the Special Election this week is that apples and oranges make fruit salad. For conservatives and Tea Partiers enthused that Steve Lonegan lost to Cory Booker […]

  • #NJSen 2014 GOP Poll

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Steve Lonegan may be done with politics but Senator-elect Cory Booker (D-Twitter) has got a reelection campaign to tackle just one year from now, Save Jerseyans. Beating him still won’t be easy. A full year of photo-ops, fundraising and free press is part of the power of incumbency. Overcoming celebrity […]

  • Lonegan Beats Kyrillos Margin

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Here’s a little bit of morning-after consolation for the Lonegan campaign: It significantly improved the Republican Party’s performance over that of the last GOP U.S. Senate campaign in New Jersey. State Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) lost to Bob Menendez (D-Dominican Republic) last fall by a 18.5-point margin (58.4% to 39.9%). […]

  • A Bridge, Not a Destination

    Kyrillos: Economic Opportunity Act Should Lead To More Tax Reform By Art Gallagher | With bi-partisan fanfare, Governor Chris Christie signed the Economic Opportunity Act yesterday afternoon. The new law, which Christie reshaped with his conditional veto, is far-reaching legislation designed to make New Jersey more competitive in economic development and job creation. Economic incentives for business […]