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Summertime silence: N.J. town bans landscapers’ leaf blowers

MAPLEWOOD — The controversial leaf blower ban is back, and it’s here to stay. The Maplewood town council this week unanimously passed an ordinance banning commercial landscapers’ use of the gas-powered blowers during the summer months – a move that cemented a pilot program enacted last year. The new rule, the town’s lawmakers said, is […]


OPINION: IS IT TIME FOR NEW JERSEY TO CREATE A PUBLIC BANK?

Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff A candidate for New Jersey governor has proposed the creation of a state-owned public bank modeled on the nearly century-old Bank of North Dakota (BND). Declaring that “New Jersey currently deposits billions of dollars in state revenues in Wall Street and foreign banks – which overwhelmingly do not invest in New Jersey’s communities” […]


OPINION: The Seminole Tribe is Getting a Much Better Deal Than New Jersey’s Taxpayers

No one else picked up on this? Hard Rock unveiled its plans for the Taj Mahal this week, Save Jerseyans, with Little Steven and a bunch of decidedly less talented politicians on hand for the big reveal. How big? The project, slated for completion NEXT SUMMER (back to that in a minute), “will feature two […]

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Health care must be labeled for what it is

The political fiasco that unfolded last week as President Trump and the Republican House leadership failed to pass legislation repealing the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, is attributable as much to the failure of politics as it is to the failure of politicians to understand the constitutional role of the federal government. Republicans could […]


THE NEXT MONEY GRAB: Democrat Moves to Tax, Regulate New Jersey’s Airbnb Rentals

Taxation is the power to destroy, Save Jerseyans. The next victim: New Jersey’s growing Airbnb and online rental industry? It’s part of a building national trend, but two bills are in play right now in Trenton: A4587 would impose taxes and fees on Airbnbs currently imposed on hotels and motels and A4441 which would apply similar regulations on Airbnbs […]

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States Scramble To Expand Obamacare After GOP Flop

States are toying with the idea of expanding Medicaid programs under Obamacare, after President Donald Trump and Republican leadership failed to pass health care reform last Friday. Former President Barack Obama’s health care legislation was essentially a giant expansion of Medicaid – the federal-state health care program for poor and disabled Americans. Obamacare provided low-income […]


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Trump Readies ‘Energy Independence’ Order to Repeal Obama Climate Policies

President Donald Trump will issue a sweeping “energy independence” executive order Tuesday to dismantle signature global warming policies put in place by the Obama administration. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt told ABC News Trump would issue the order Tuesday to make “sure that we have a pro-growth and pro-environment approach to how we […]


Kushner, Ivanka Vacation During Health Care Meltdown

Kushner, Ivanka Vacation During Health Care Meltdown As President Donald Trump faced one of their most significant challenges of his young presidency, White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner, wife Ivanka Trump and several other key members of the president’s family were out-of-pocket on a ski trip. While Trump’s senior staff and members of the House […]



NJ GOP Gov Candidate Opposes Healthcare Bill

The Republican candidate for New Jersey governor doesn’t support the House leadership’s plan to replace the Affordable Care Act, according to a Tuesday report from USA Today. Current Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno opposed the GOP’s cuts to Medicaid, calling on lawmakers to find a plan that repealed ACA, but also found a more sustainable way […]