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Lance: N.J. constituents “cannot afford” Bernie’s single-payer plan

Bernie Sanders (D-VT) claims the support of 17 Democrats for his single-payer health care bill, Save Jerseyans, but it seems more likely to be on the Democrat platform in 2020 than on President Trump’s desk anytime soon. Republicans are pushing back all the same. “Senator Sanders’ single-payer health care plan is one that my constituents […]

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Medicaid fraud amnesty program in wake of Lakewood arrests starts Tuesday

A 90-day state pilot program that allows Ocean County residents who either purposely or inadvertently received unwarranted Medicaid benefits a chance to withdraw from the program and avoid criminal prosecution starts on Tuesday. The program, launched by the Office of the State Comptroller, comes in the wake of 26 arrests in Lakewood on fraud charges. […]


NJ Transit hit with new federal probe. Maybe this is why your train or bus is late?

TRENTON — The U.S. Department of Labor is investigating NJ Transit for widespread abuse of the federal Family Medical Leave Act, NJ Advance Media has learned. Alleged abuses by rail and bus operations employees have resulted in “delays and cancellations of service due to unavailability of rail crews, bus operations and light rail operators,” “higher […]


ELECTION 2017: Guadagno says Murphy’s arb cap indecision is “disqualifying”

Kim Guadagno is firing with both proverbial barrels today, Save Jerseyans, after her New Jersey gubernatorial election opponent Phil Murphy (D-Twitter) declined to say whether he’d extend the interest arbitration cap which will expire at the end of the year without affirmative action in Trenton. “Now we know why Phil Murphy hasn’t released a plan […]

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N.J. Supreme Court rules on pay hikes for public workers

TRENTON — The state Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled Atlantic County and Bridgewater Township committed unfair labor practices when they refused to pay employees’ step increases after labor contracts with public workers expired. The state’s high court upheld the appellate court in a rebuke to the Public Employment Relations Commission, which had decided local governments […]


Booker (D-Twitter) discovers South Jersey during #JerseyRoadTrip (but is still clueless about the ACA)

Since late July, Save Jerseyans, Senator Cory Booker (D-Twitter) has been touring the state on what is being called the “21 county Jersey road trip.” In typical Booker form, he and his staff are extensively chronicling his moves on social media. They’ve even created a special hash tag (#JerseyRoadTrip) to document all the photo ops… err… “highlights” from the important […]

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N.J. state workers will receive retroactive pay from July shutdown

TRENTON, N.J. – Governor Chris Christie signed S3422/A18 on Tuesday, amending the Fiscal Year 2018 Budget to give furloughed state employees retroactive salary payments for this July’s shut down. “This bill justly reinstates the pay lost by our hard-working rank and file state workers who were not at fault for the three-day government closure that disrupted […]

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New Jersey Lawmaker Seeks Overhaul Of Housing Laws

A New Jersey legislator is seeking to stop what she says is the “wild west” of zoning with a package of bills that she says is designed to give guidance to local governments in the wake of court ordered affordable housing decisions. Assemblywoman Holly Schepisi (R-Westwood) has introduced a package of 10 bills to address […]

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Trump’s Labor Secretary Targets Occupational Licensing for Elimination

Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta took on occupational licensing reform Friday, calling for the elimination of unnecessary licenses and the streamlining of those that make sense. Acosta urged while speaking at the 44th Annual Meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) in Denver, Colorado, state legislators roll back burdensome occupational licensing requirements that effectively serve […]




Christie raises New Jersey’s minimum age for purchasing tobacco to 21

Teenagers can no longer buy cigarettes in New Jersey. On Friday, Governor Chris Christie signed into law S-359/A-2320 which raises the minimum age from 19 to 21 for the purchase of tobacco products.  “By raising the minimum age to purchase tobacco products to 21, we are giving young people more time to develop a maturity and […]

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How to End Policing for Profit

Hello, Save Jerseyans. It’s been awhile! Of late, we’ve been seeing an uptick in cases of “policing for profit.” A Hudson County Democrat in the Assembly, Nicholas Chiaravalloti, recently proposed speed cameras to be set up in work zones when people go 11 miles per hour over the limit. Besides the mixed constitutionality in the […]

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VIDEO: Spadea, Rooney rip Dover government’s 50-to-60% pay raises

It was a Democrat president who said “ask not what your country can do for you—ask what you can do for your country,” Save Jerseyans. Of course, that was a very long time ago. Today’s Democrat Party is exemplified by the leadership of Dover, New Jersey, a community of less than 20,000 souls where the all-Democrat part-time leadership just […]

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HERE WE GO AGAIN: Trenton Democrat pitches work zone speed cameras

Red light cameras died a well-deserved death back in 2014, Save Jerseyans, pleasing New Jersey motorists but enraging the politicians (and corporations) who loved the hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue fetched by the program. It was government sanctioned theft. If anything, the corruption and safety issues associated with these cameras negated any theoretical […]

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