Articles Posted in the " Sweeney " Category

  • Rooney: “Why didn’t they do anything till now?”

    By Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Our Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney discussed Governor Christie’s decision to conditionally veto Port Authority “reform” legislation – and the criticism he received from arch-antagonists John Wisniewski and Loretta Weinberg for it – this week on Chasing New Jersey, Save Jerseyans, noting that we need to view Trenton Democrats’ reactions through “the prism of politics […]


  • UPDATE: Deal Collapses But Taj Open… For Now…

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Update 3:33 p.m. An Associated Press report: Icahn WILL pay to keep the Taj Mahal open indefinitely without a deal, Save Jerseyans. The wild part? According to Chase Brush, “[a]n Atlantic County source told PolitickerNJ this afternoon that Icahn allegedly called off the deal before it was finalized after McDevitt himself […]


  • Mazzeo’s Package: Wrong for Atlantic City

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo put his name on the Assembly version of Steve Sweeney’s Atlantic City aid bills which just cleared the Appropriations panel on a strict 6-3 party line vote. And after taking a look at this plan and its 5 main points, in my opinion it […]


  • DiSomma to Sweeney: Stay out of Red Bank

    By Art Gallagher | MoreMonmouthMusings Referring to Senate President Steve Sweeney as a conflicted Trenton lobbyist, and Red Bank Councilmen Michael Dupont and Art Murphy as influence peddling shady dealers, Red Bank Republican Chairman Sean DiSomma, launched a no holds barred attack on New Jersey’s highest ranking Democratic elected official, a presumed contender for the 2017 gubernatorial […]


  • Is Sweeney Trying to Sabotage the Taj Mahal Negotiations?

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog If you have been following the Taj Mahal saga, Save Jerseyans, then you know that the only thing Senate President Steve Sweeney has contributed are insults aimed at Carl Ichan, the investment tycoon whose affiliates are due $292 million from the casino but who nevertheless proposed a Taj Mahal […]


  • Forget I Ever Said ‘Thank You’ Vince Mazzeo

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog Save Jerseyans, you may remember back in July, when I was one of the first to point out that the GOP was working to save Atlantic City while Democrats appeared to be ready to declare it dead, that I also noted that the sole Democratic exception was […]


  • Senators Take State House Steps Ice Bath

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The ALS “Ice Bucket Challenge” has been the thing to do this summer, Save Jerseyans, as friends, family members and co-workers guilt each other into participating in what might be the first ever truly viral charity gimmick which, to day, is grossing better than $13 million. Several […]


  • A Third GOP Term? It’s Doable!

    By James Pezzullo | The Save Jersey Blog Perusing various news outlets, Save Jerseyans, you might think that the 2017 Gubernatorial election is a done deal for the Democrats. They’ve got a field of “strong” candidates – led by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop – they’ve lost just two statewide elections […]


  • Bail Reform Fight is 100% Politics

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Chris Christie addressed a joint session of the legislature on Thursday and his message was painfully simple, Save Jerseyans: “I believe that I’ve been patient. And 2 1/2 of conversation and discussion, it seems to me, is sufficient.” He’s referring, of course, to bail reform which in of […]


  • Why Are Dems Eager to Declare A.C. Dead?

    By Ed Sheppard | The Save Jersey Blog  Save Jerseyans, Atlantic City is down, but not out notwithstanding its Moody’s credit rating setback. Which makes me wonder why Democrats in New Jersey are so ready to declare Atlantic City dead and give up on the place? Senate President Steve Sweeney has apparently already decided that there will […]


  • Christie to Hold Court in Camden County

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Most of Governor Chris Christie’s post-2012 town halls have taken place in Sandy-affected regions of Central Jersey and the Shore points, Save Jerseyans, and it’s not hard to see why, but for one day at least, he’s breaking out of that recovery-centric pattern on Wednesday as he heads to the suburban […]


  • Are You Dumb Enough to Trade $10 Billion for $560 Million?

    By Irwin M. Fletcher | The Save Jersey Blog Author’s Note: I’m not THAT dumb, Save Jerseyans. Why do we ALWAYS have the same argument over a millionaires tax? Scratch that, Save Jerseyans. Why do Democrats and newspaper editors, aka Harry & Lloyd, our friends from Dumb and Dumber, ALWAYS ignore the facts of this argument? I’m getting sick […]


  • The Arbitrary and Capricious Tax

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Let’s stop referring to it as a “Millionaire’s Tax,” Save Jerseyans. That’s not honest. It isn’t what’s actually on the table in Trenton this morning. A better term would be the “Arbitrary and Capricious Tax.” This is Senate President Steve Sweeney’s plan to save New Jersey’s budget, as articulated by […]