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Guadagno Allies Bucco, Cosgrove Sing the Praises of Her Property Tax Pitch

Two of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno‘s leading North  Jersey supporters offered full-throated endorsements of her “circuit breaker” property tax plan this week.   “Lieutenant Governor Guadagno‘s plan shows she is serious about providing real relief to struggling homeowners,” said Fair Lawn Mayor John Cosgrove. “She has outlined specific ways to save billions of dollars to […]

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Beck Warns Legislature Against Christie’s Reckless Plan to Raid Horizon’s Surplus

Governor Chris Christie‘s plan to raid Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s surplus (to the tune of $300 million!) to fund low income residents’ health insurance (part of his opioid crusade) is meeting stiff resistance under the dome, Save Jerseyans. A familiar Christie critic from the GOP side of the aisle spoke out in […]

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OPIOID CRISIS: Rooney Aims at Alleged Loophole in Christie’s Painkiller Reform

Is there a missing component to Gov. Chris Christie’s 5-day limit on painkiller prescriptions? One of the legislature’s newest members says maybe. “My concern is that something should be added to the new law that a prescription that isn’t completely used up must be returned before you can get a new prescription,” said Asm. Kevin Rooney […]

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PRIMARY: Excluded N.J. GOP Candidate Wants Rival Debates

ELEC formally announced its 2017 GOP gubernatorial primary debate schedule today, Save Jersey: (1) May 9th at Stockton University streamed on Facebook live and rebroadcast on NJTV; and (2) May 18th at the Agnes Varris Studio in Newark broadcast live by NJTV, NJ Spotlight, WNET and C-SPAN. The catch? There’s a $430,000 admission threshold; that’s how much candidates need […]

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LISTEN: Rooney Joins Bill Spadea’s New Podcast To Dish On Divorce, Dating And Millennials

Here’s something a little different for fans of Save Jersey and NJ 101.5…. Last week, our Blogger-in-Chief (and favorite New Jersey divorce attorney) Matt Rooney joined radio host Bill Spadea, comedian Jay Black, and Chasing News‘s Jessica Nutt for a wide-ranging podcast discussion regarding divorce, relationships, and where millennials are going wrong in the dating arena. It was episode #3 for the […]

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REPORT: Grand Jury Zeros In On Atlantic City?

That’s what Harry Hurley reported this morning on his WPG Talk Radio “Hurley in the Morning” program, Save Jerseyans. The revelation came from Atlantic City Councilman George Tibbitt who told Hurley that two Atlantic City Council members had recently testified before a grand jury. Tibbitt didn’t offer any other details including the identity of the council members, only […]

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Trump’s Summer White House Will Be In New Jersey

Mar-a-Lago is warming up, Save Jerseyans, which means Bedminster, New Jersey is about to become President Donald Trump’s summer White House. Politico has the full story. Some residents are apprehensive given the expected traffic and other security-related issues that hand-in-hand with presidential visits. Back in December, Rep. Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) sought federal aid to help his district […]

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Christie Admin: Amtrak displayed ‘total lack of concern’ for public over holiday weekend

Brian Murray, Governor Chris Christie’s press secretary, released the administration’s latest anti-Amtrak salvo on Monday following yet another highly-publicized transportation system meltdown involving a train stuck in a tunnel for hours.  “Amtrak’s failure to adequately maintain its facilities was again on display last week, as was its total lack of concern for the commuting public when […]

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TV Station Spikes False Ad Airing Against MacArthur

Congressman Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) won a victory on Thursday, just 24 hours after holding a press conference to push back against outside groups running ads and besieging town hall meetings in his district. We already told you about the ads, one of which accused him of helping to craft health care legislation (the AHCA) […]

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Goldberg Readies Second Run for U.S. Senate in 2018

Most of the N.J. political universe is presently focused on 2017, Save Jerseyans, but one New Jersey politician is already setting his sights on next year’s midterm cycle. “Today, I am excited to announce that I am forming an Exploratory Campaign Committee to ‘test the waters’ for a run to oust Bob Menendez next year,” […]

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Post-AHCA, MacArthur Pushes Back Against Outside Forces Besieging His District

Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) worked hard to get the AHCA done, Save Jerseyans, and in the process forged a position of influence for himself as a bridge between the House leadership and the Trump Administration. It came at a cost. The legislation failed and groups from both the political left and the right have invested […]

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LD40: Buttimore Pounds the Pavement in His Cedar Grove Home Base

Edward Buttimore knows he’s running uphill, Save Jerseyans, but the long-time Cedar Grove resident — where retiring LD40 State Senator Kevin O’Toole once served as mayor — believes pounding the pavement will serve him well in the race to represent the Northern New Jersey district in the State Senate. “I was out in Little Falls and […]

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VIDEO: Christie Lays Into United Airlines Over Disturbing Passenger Removal Incident

  Outrage continued to build Wednesday after a disturbing video of law enforcement dragging a paying customer off of a United Airlines flight went viral, Save Jerseyans. Gov. Chris Christie visited CNN to provide his own perspective on the controversy: Here’s the actual infamous video (in the unlikely event that you missed it): _____

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NJGOP (UN)CIVIL WAR: Layton Says LG ‘Should Be Embarrassed’ By Petition Challenge

Updated – 6:46 p.m. Matters went from bad to worse today in N.J. GOP land, Save Jerseyans, as the civil war for control of the post-Chris Christie state party spilled into the open one day after a failed attempt by Guadagno forces to oust Jack Ciattatelli from the June ballot. The man throwing the proverbial […]

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LD11: Gopal’s Petition Challenge to Beck Falls Far Short

Only 5 of the 145 petition signatures filed by the campaign of state Senator Jennifer Beck (R-11) were thrown out by a judge earlier Monday afternoon. 100 is minimum threshold for New Jersey legislative candidate. The LD11 State Senate challenge by Vin Gopal, the former Monmouth Democrat chairman, is expected to be one of this fall’s most […]

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