Articles Posted in the " NJ " Category

  • LISTEN: Rooney discusses the Father Carter gun case on NJ 101.5

    By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog In case you missed it, Save Jerseyans, our Blogger-in-Chief and favorite Garden State attorney Matt Rooney joined Bill Spadea on NJ 101.5 on Friday morning during drive time. He called in to discuss the disturbing case of Father Kevin Carter who stands accused of serious crimes for allegedly pointing a Civil War-era […]

  • Bucco: Give GOP chance at property tax reform

    By Asm. Anthony M. Bucco This post originally appeared in the Daily Record I applaud your newspaper for publishing the “Fight Bank on Property Taxes” editorial bringing attention to New Jersey’s burdensome property tax problem. The editorial board is correct that it is the Legislature’s responsibility to address this problem and unfortunately, under its current Democratic […]

  • Lance: If Iran can sell oil, then why shouldn’t America?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Some regular business continues this beautiful, sunny Friday notwithstanding the speakership dysfunction plaguing your House of Representatives, Save Jerseyans, like today’s passage of H.R. 702 which, if signed into law, would end a 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports. Rep. Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07), a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee, […]

  • Ahead of speaker election, Christie campaigns hard against Congress

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Campaigning in New Hampshire this week, Governor Chris Christie refused to commit to any particular candidate ahead of Thursday’s 10:00 a.m. speaker election to replace John Boehner. Here’s a nice little overview on the process if you’re interested. “No, I don’t have a dream candidate for Speaker. […]

  • AFP-NJ opens new HQ with legislative entourage

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog You may’ve missed it, Save Jerseyans, but a national political heavyweight was in North Jersey on Tuesday night and many of Morris County’s GOP leaders turned out to say “hi.” Americans for Prosperity Foundation President Tim Phillips helped open his organization’s first Garden State community center at 550 W. Main […]

  • TK2 wades into off-cycle advertising to drum up GOP mail-in ballots

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog His Senate GOP caucus isn’t on the ballot in 2015, Save Jerseyans, but Tom Kean Jr. is pitching-in to help the Assembly candidates of his district-mate, Jon Bramnick, with a series of web video ads targeted at battleground legislative districts. Senator Kean’s goal? Drum up mail-in ballot […]

  • Christie pardons three more victims of New Jersey’s gun laws

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog On Wednesday, Save Jerseyans, Governor Chris Christie quietly continued his recent trend of acting directly to alleviate some of the more extreme cases of injustice engendered by New Jersey’s wacky gun laws even as those regulations continue to generate new victims on a regular basis. Pardons were issued to the […]

  • POLL: Is a gas tax hike okay in exchange for other cuts?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog That’s what Governor Chris Christie, fresh off of signing ATR’s no tax pledge, suggested North Jersey business leaders at a Monday gathering in Whippany. “I will consider any option that’s presented to me as long as those options include tax fairness for the people of New Jersey. […]

  • Christie’s 2012 Iowa super fans are back on board?

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Updated 11:56 a.m. That’s the word which we first got from The Des Moines Register over the weekend, Save Jerseyans, relaying how “[s]ix of the seven Iowans who hopped into agribusiness millionaire Bruce Rastetter’s private jet last election cycle for a recruitment mission to the governor’s mansion in New Jersey […]

  • Four counts tossed out in Menendez criminal case

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog There are still 18 counts pending, Save Jerseyans, but on Monday, U.S. District Judge William Walls threw out two of the bribery counts pending against each U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Florida Doctor Salomon Melgen. You can read the full story here. The next step? A likely appeal to the Third Circuit. _______

  • NJ SAFE Conference: Bach, Nappen and More!

    By John Willett | NJ Safe Conference Hello Save Jerseyans! As you have visited the site over the past couple months, you may have noticed an advertisement for New Jersey’s first Second Amendment Conference. It will feature figures like Scott Bach, Evan Nappen, Anthony Colandro, and Alexander Roubain, as well as a whole host of […]