Year: 2019

ROONEY: Democrats may tap Biden because they won’t beat Trump “with the current crop of candidates”

TRENTON, N.J. – Early polling shows a man who has yet to formally enter the 2020 race – former  Vice President Joe Biden – is nevertheless the crowded Democrat primary field’s front runner.  Does he help the Dems’ chances? And Read More

LD8: Burlington Republicans formally break ties with Assemblyman Howarth

By Matt Rooney _ It’s been clear for days now (to be precise, since Sheriff Stanfield reentered the fray and locked arms with Assemblyman Ryan Peters) that Joe Howarth wasn’t going to get the Republican line in this year’s LD8 Read More

Imperiled N.J. weed bill would allow expungements for criminals possessing 5lbs of pot

TRENTON, N.J. – State Senator Kip Bateman (R-16) announced late on Friday afternoon that he is a “no” for Monday’s schedule floor vote on legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey. According to Save Jersey sources on State Street, Read More

Op-Ed: Phil Murphy’s politics of utopia are killing New Jersey

By Chris DiPiazza _ It is no secret that every branch of New Jersey government is under the control of the Democratic Party led by Governor Phil Murphy. Although personally successful in his financial career, Governor Murphy is demonstrating no real Read More

O’Scanlon blasts Murphy for not budgeting for minimum wage increase

By Art Gallagher _ Governor Phil Murphy and his team apparently failed to account for the impact on the minimum wage increase he signed into law earlier this year will have on his own State Budget.   Senator Declan O’Scanlon called Read More

AFP-NJ’s taxpayer scorecard is out. How did your legislator do? Find out.

TRENTON, N.J. – Did your legislators protect your tax dollars during the 2018-2019 legislative session? Our friends at Americans for Prosperity-New Jersey released their annual taxpayer scorecard on Friday morning. _ “It is no secret that New Jersey’s fiscal house Read More

ROONEY: Newark’s universal basic income plan will be expensive, disincentivize work

TRENTON, N.J. – Mayor Ras Baraka of Newark wants to implement a “universal basic income” experiment in the Brick City, one which would be de facto paid for by the suburbs due to his city’s extremely high percentage of state Read More