Articles Posted in the " Kyrillos " Category

  • 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 | MoreMonmouthMusings.com 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 | MoreMonmouthMusings.com 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 | MoreMonmouthMusings.com 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 | MoreMonmouthMusings.com 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 | MoreMonmouthMusings.com 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 […]


  • What is Booker Hiding? Why?

    Neither Booker nor Lonegan have been as forthcoming as Mendenez and Kyrillos were last year By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings.com Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Cory Booker has not released his tax returns, despite a promise to do so, according to the New York Post. “We will release his tax returns,” vowed Booker campaign spokesman Kevin Griffis more than […]


  • Kyrillos and Bramnick Out

    Senate Race Still Taking Shape with Only Five Days Left Before Petition Deadline By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog We’ve only just buried the late Senator Lautenberg but events continue to accelerate in the fight to succeed him, Save Jerseyans. That’s the ‘game of thrones’ -Jersey style. The latest: 2012 GOP nominee Joe Kyrillos is NOT […]


  • Online Poll: Who Would You Appoint?

    GOP U.S. Senate Field Remains Open Question As Monday Filing Deadline Inches Closer By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Steve Lonegan is in (with Sen. Doherty’s support). Jon Bramnick is reportedly calling around the state to secure the support of GOP county chairmen. Meanwhile, it seems like half of Monmouth County could be in the mix. […]