Articles Posted in the " Sweeney " Category

  • Biting the hand that feeds them

    By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog Can we agree that New Jersey’s business and economic climate is a disaster? So where’s the agreement on how to fix it? State Senate President Steve Sweeney insists upon a “millionaire’s tax” to cover the current pension mess, while others demand mandatory employer-paid sick leave. New […]


  • The Real Campaign: LD2 GOP slate fires back at Sweeney

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Assemblyman Chris Brown and Freeholder Will Pauls will face Assemblyman Vince Mazzeo and Atlantic County Freeholder Colin Bell on the LD2 ballot this fall, Save Jerseyans, but if we’re being honest, Senate President Steve Sweeney is the one that’s going to come in heavy and do everything he can (read: […]



  • NJEA: PARCC’ing it at 10% still isn’t good enough

    By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog 10% is 10% too high, Save Jerseyans, according to the New Jersey Education Association. On Tuesday, the NJEA offered a mixed response to a letter addressed to Commissioner of Education David Hespe from Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Education Committee Chair Teresa Ruiz; the legislative leaders, seeking to […]


  • 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 […]