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O’SCANLON: Failing to extend the N.J. arbitration cap will cost police, firefighter jobs

If we’re going to be honest, as effective policy makers it’s incumbent upon us to do the hard work, master the facts and policy nuances before us, and present cogent proposals to the public and the legislature. This list of policy proposals is me doing my job. The inescapable logic of permanently tying the arbitration […]

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O’Scanlon challenges Jersey City Mayor Fulop to pressure Speaker Prieto to extend Arbitration Cap

Jersey City Police Officers were awarded a 2% pay increase by a state appointed arbitrator this week. – Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, not the Democrat nominee for Governor, declared that the best interests of his city’s residents and taxpayers prevailed, according to Hudson County View.  The arbitrator’s decision will enable Mayor Fulop and the city council […]



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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Conservatives Look for Lower Premiums in Senate’s Revised Health Care Bill

The Senate’s Republican leadership released a revised health care bill Thursday afternoon, a move welcomed by House conservatives even as they were reluctant to comment before digesting it. “We are going to withhold judgment,” Mark Meadows, chairman of the House Freedom Caucus, said earlier in the day during the monthly Conversations With Conservatives event on […]


More Bad News: Study finds New Jersey’s fiscal condition is the WORST of all 50 states

The ugly keeps getting uglier, Save Jerseyans, and there’s no let-up in sight. On Tuesday, one week after New Jersey government reopened from a budget impasse-fueled shutdown, the nationally-respected Mercatus Center down at George Mason University released its state fiscal condition rankings and found the glorious Garden State in… dead last place. Trenton should’ve stayed […]

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Christie expands public worker fertility insurance coverage to include lesbians

TRENTON – Lesbians and other people who want to use non-conventional means to conceive a child are entitled to insurance coverage for fertility treatments if they work for state government or the public schools, under a measure Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Monday. The law mandating coverage for infertility was defined narrowly, sponsors say, […]


Opinion: Heads They Win, Tails You Lose

Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff In 1866, Surrogate Gideon J. Tucker wrote that “[n]o man’s life, liberty or property are safe while the Legislature is in session.” Over a hundred years later, the New Jersey Legislature is doing its very best to keep Surrogate Tucker’s warning pertinent by once again advancing special-interest legislation that reaches for a new […]



Your 2017 GOP Candidates: Where They Stand On The Pension Crisis

It’s arguably the number #1 affordability issue facing New Jersey voters as they select a successor to Chris Christie this November, Save Jerseyans…. What to do about New Jersey’s pensions system? Here’s a brief round-up of the four Republican candidates’ positions (from their own mouths): — Lieutenant Governor KIM GUADAGNO — Assemblyman and Businessman JACK CIATTARELLI […]

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Piscopo: No Teacher, Police Income Tax in Exchange for Higher Benefits Payments

That’s what he told NJ Advance Media over the weekend, Save Jerseyans. And it’s a plan that’s sure to raise eyebrows should former SNL comedian and present day radio host Joe Piscopo jump into this year’s gubernatorial race. According to NJ Advance Media, Piscopo believes exempting firefighters, police, state troopers and teachers from state income […]

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S&P dumps on New Jersey’s credit rating (again)

The applicable question might not be who will be our next governor but, rather, who would want to be New Jersey’s successor to Chris Christie? This week, S&P announced that it’s downgrading New Jersey’s credit rating from “A” to “A-.” It’s the 10th credit rating downgrade since January 2010. S&P’s slam comes two weeks after a […]

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Local fire chiefs step up to defend Garrett from Zadroga Act smears

They’re hoping something will stick, eventually, if they keep throwing stuff at the wall, Save Jerseyans. It’s not exactly a strong sign of campaign exuding confidence, is it? Nevertheless, after revisiting the SCOTUS-settled gay marriage debate didn’t work, the NJ-05 campaign of Democrat challenger Josh Gottheimer decided to take a shot at incumbent Republican Scott […]

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