Ethics


OPINION: New Jersey taxpayers can’t afford Sheila Oliver

It is unjustifiable to ever use public money in the democratic election process. That is why, in 2007, our State Senate and Assembly unanimously approved bill S222 designed to bar donations from public institutions the legislation to then-Governor Corzine for his consideration. One of those “Yea” votes came from my opponent in this November’s election, […]

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Guadagno has a new plan for ethics in N.J. politics (and it tweaks Murphy, Christie)

TRENTON — Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, the Republican nominee in this year’s race to succeed her boss, Chris Christie, as New Jersey’s governor, has released a sweeping plan to reform ethics laws and increase transparency in a state long plagued by tales of political corruption. Among Guadagno’s ideas: pushing for term limits for elected officials, […]


VIDEO: Conway trolls ‘busy’ Menendez as tax reform fight looms

New Jersey native Kellyanne Conway dropped by Fox News on Thursday morning to assess the federal tax reform debate. Inevitably, another prominent New Jersey politico for the other side of the aisle (and his pending corruption trial) entered into the discussion: “There’s something else going on with the math, the calculation that nobody talks about, […]

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Why a U.S. Senator’s Impending Trial Has Democrats Worried

Jury selection for the trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez began Tuesday, more than two years since the disgraced politician was indicted on a number of bribery and corruption charges. The trial, which centers on a slew of charges surrounding Menendez’s relationship with Dr. Salomon Melgen, a corrupt Medicare fraudster who is also […]



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Donald Trump blasts Obama for ‘wiretap’ of Trump Tower during campaign

President Trump on Saturday accused former President Obama of tapping his phones at Trump Tower during the campaign, saying he was targeted with “Nixon/Watergate” and “McCarthyism” tactics. The president’s tweets follow reports that the Obama administration asked the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) in October 2016 to approve a wire tap of Trump Tower. “Terrible! […]


This deal’s getting worse all the time

It’s getting harder all the time to justify what Governor Chris Christie is doing with his remaining time in Trenton, Save Jerseyans. The $300 million price tag for his recently-announced State House renovation project is annoying but, for those of us who are history nerds and lovers of state history, keeping our state capital building from […]

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More People Believe In Bigfoot Than In Hillary’s Honesty

Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s honest and trustworthy numbers have fallen so low that more people believe in Bigfoot than an honest Clinton, according to a Wednesday statement by former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee. “11 percent of American people say Clinton’s honest and trustworthy, the same poll found that 14 percent of Americans believe in Bigfoot,” […]


Clinton Foundation FBI probe likely to yield indictments: report

Fox News reported Wednesday night that the FBI’s Clinton Foundation probe has produced an “avalanche of evidence” likely to result in indictments. Bret Baier, based on two sources, said in a tweet that “barring obstruction they’d likely continue 2 push to try for an indictment.” Mr. Baier said the probe into pay-for-play charges at the […]


VIDEO: Garrett accuses Democrat opponent of creating ‘fake’ government document

This year’s particularly ugly and exceptionally competitive NJ-05 House race came to a head on Wednesday when incumbent Scott Garrett (R) held a rare press conference to rebut purportedly fabricated allegations of an ethics investigation into the Republican congressman.  Garrett says the attack is more insidious than a normal election salvo. The Congressman claims his Clinton-affiliated […]

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Belmar voters overwhelmingly reject “Matt’s Law”

Belmar Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty By a margin of 829-292, Belmar voters repudiated the hubris of Mayor “Lawless Matt” Doherty on Tuesday. In a special election to decide the validity of the pay to play/ethics law that the borough council approved shortly after Doherty became a candidate for Monmouth County Freeholder last Spring voters said […]


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VIDEO: Scotch Plains mayor squirms under questioning over strange pay raise decision

Did YOU get a raise this year, Save Jerseyans? Union County Democrat Freeholder Al Mirabella did. Well, at his DAY JOB at least. What does the esteemed Freeholder do when he’s not mismanaging the county, you ask? He’s the Town Manager for Scotch Plains, of course! No conflict of interest THERE, right? Earlier this year, Mirabella’s […]

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REPORT: Trump hires former Christie campaign manager

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Former Christie campaign manager and political enforcer Bill Stepien is back on the national political radar, Save Jerseyans. According to a Friday afternoon report from NBC News, he’s been picked up by the Trump campaign. Stepien will reportedly serve as National Field Director. Christie, who heads up Trump’s […]