Month: June 2018

ROONEY: Ocasio-Cortez win proves Democrats losing touch with normal Americans

TRENTON, N.J. — Save Jersey‘s Matt Rooney isn’t impressed by Democrat Socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez primary victory in New York, at least in terms of what it means for the Democrat Party’s future. “And what they believe… I mean, it makes Jack Read More

Mystifying Murphy claims property tax relief is “prevalent” in his budget

By Matt Rooney _ Trenton Democrats (who control every branch of New Jersey government) haven’t been able to reach easy agreement on much this budget season, and the threat of a government shutdown hasn’t been ruled out, but they did Read More

POLL: It’s a jump ball in NJ-11

PARSIPPANY, N.J. — This year’s contest to replace retiring Republican Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen is living up to its reputation as a close fought battle. According to a Monmouth University Poll report released Wednesday, Democrat Mikie Sherrill leads Republican Jay Webber inside Read More

The Democrats’ budget compromise: Let’s just tax everyone and everything | DiMaio

By Assemblyman John DiMaio _ The irony of the budget fight between Governor Phil Murphy and Democrats in the legislature has been nothing short of amazing.  Both sides of the Democrat battle recognized that tax increases would only further hurt Read More

What Janus means for New Jersey (and the NJEA)

TRENTON, N.J. — Wednesday’s monster Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME will be a major topic of discuss in the coming weeks and possibly beyond. Millions of workers in 22 U.S. states are impacted, and tens of millions of non-union taxpayers may’ve Read More

Divided Morris GOP looks to move ahead by falling back on Christie

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. — In a pinch? Morris Republicans are falling back on their most famous former elected official. Following this month’s bruising intra-party chairmanship contest and with difficult local, county and congressional defenses on the menu this fall, the Morris Read More

Murphy Administration finds time, money to join lawsuit against Trump amid budget crisis

TRENTON, N.J. — Trenton is short on cash due to over-spending and likely to impose punishing new taxes on New Jersey taxpayers for the coming fiscal year, and a government shutdown may be imminent, but the administration of Governor Phil Murphy Read More