Author: Art Gallagher

Art Gallagher is a Highlands businessman, former President at Northern Monmouth Chamber of Commerce and the force behind the very popular Central Jersey political blog MoreMonmouthMusings.com.

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

Sheriff Golden: Murphy’s Pot Bill Is Dangerous Money Grab That Disregards Impact On Local Communities

By Art Gallagher _ Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden issued a statement today condemning the Trenton Democrats’ marijuana legislation as “poorly written policy by the Democratic majority” “that is aimed at grabbing tax dollars without any regard on the impacts Read More

White House Budget Has No Gateway Tunnel Funding—Booker Suggests Naming The Tunnel For Trump

By Art Gallagher _ President Trump’s 2020 budget has no funding for the Gateway Tunnel and Deputy Secretary of Transportation Jeffrey Rosen said New York and New Jersey should pay for the tunnel, according to AMNY: “Those transit projects are local responsibilities, Read More

Woolley and Amoroso come out swinging in LD 11

Republican Assembly candidates condemn Murphy’s budget and tax hikes By Art Gallagher _ Matt Woolley and Mike Amoroso, the presumptive Republican nominees for Assembly in the 11th legislative district denounced Governor Murphy’s “reckless state budget proposal”in a statement released on Read More

Smith’s new legislation will fight human trafficking in the hotel industry

By Art Gallagher _ Legislation introduced by Congressman Chris Smith on Thursday will require that U.S. government travel business be prioritized to hotels that have strong anti-human trafficking policies in place. “U.S. government travelers should be staying at hotels that are Read More

Republican Enthusiasm Abounds At Monmouth County Lincoln Day Dinner

By Art Gallagher _ It’s become a winter tradition that Monmouth County Republicans can mark their calendars by.  Shaun Golden’s annual Starry Night Celebration is on the last Friday of January followed by the Monmouth GOP’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner two weeks Read More

Mary Pat Christie for Congress? From the 11th or the 3rd district?

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By Art Gallagher _ Former Governor Chris Christie floated the idea of his wife, Mary Pat Christie, running for Congress in the 11th district next year as a challenger to freshman Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill, according to a report at NewJerseyGlobe. Sherrill, Read More