Month: August 2016

N.J. triples weight of PARCC results in teacher evaluations

TRENTON — The results of controversial standardized tests that many New Jersey students have yet to pass will carry three times as much weight in some teacher’s evaluations this school year, the state announced Wednesday. Teachers in grades 4-8 whose Read More

Hacking of Election Data Raises Concerns for States Without Voter ID

Hacking incidents at voter registration systems in Arizona and Illinois could demonstrate the need for stronger voter identification laws and the flaw with pushing for online voting and registration, experts said. “We can’t afford this vulnerability in our election systems,” Read More

Was Christie a reason Trump will now visit Mexico?

TRENTON — After more than a year of vowing to build a wall across the country’s border with the U.S., Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Mexico on Wednesday and meet with its president, Enrique Pena Nieto. And, according to Read More

Rumana, waiting on judgeship, keeps politicking while aspiring replacement slate campaigns

Kristin Corrado (R-Totowa), Kevin Rooney (R-Wyckoff) and Christopher DePhillips (R-Wyckoff) are already campaigning to replace the current GOP legislative team — including incumbents Assemblyman Scott Rumana — in LD40 next year, Save Jerseyans. But the wheels of justice turn slowly, Read More

Casino Battle ’16: Opponents talk property taxes, Proponents invoke Alzheimer’s

The battle over whether to authorize the construction of two North Jersey casinos is about to break wide open, Save Jerseyans, as competing factions (for and against the November ballot question) prepare to unleash millions of dollars in state-wide advertising. Read More

Burlco Campaign ’16: Tiver challenges Foster to elevate the debate

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Democrat Reva Foster is throwing the kitchen sink at incumbent GOP Freeholder Latham “Robert” Tiver in this year’s county-wide contest, Save Jerseyans. Over the weekend, she put out a press release insisting that Tiver needs “more Read More

UPDATE: Pallone wants EpiPen hearings to investigate… his own donor?!

Frank Pallone (D, NJ-05) is the gift that never stops giving for conservative bloggers, Save Jerseyans. #ThisIsntTheOnion alert…. Less than a week after Save Jersey was the first to report that the veteran liberal Congressman took $10,000 in political donations from Read More