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Middletown Township Reduces Spending and Property Taxes In 2017 Budget

The Middletown Township Committee will introduce a budget on Monday night that reduces Township spending by $161,459 and reduces the municipal tax rate by 3.49% “We’ve taken a fine tooth comb to this budget in order to develop a spending plan that reduces costs without sacrificing core essential services,” said Mayor Gerry Scharfenberger, Ph.D. “We […]

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A Border Wall is Cheaper Than Driving in N.J.

A study frequently cited last year by New Jersey gas tax hike proponents is instructive as we debate one of President Trump’s defining policy pushes, Save Jerseyans.  The June 2016 national transportation research group (the “TRIP”) report concluded that it costs New Jersey motorists a total of $13.1 billion statewide annually, or more than $2,600 per driver and […]

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New Planned Parenthood Ad Campaign Seeks to Defend Abortion Giant’s Government Funding

After spending over $30 million dollars on the 2016 election, Planned Parenthood has a new project: a million-dollar ad campaign defending its government funding. The organization, which receives over half a billion dollars from taxpayers each year, stands to lose a significant portion of its government funding should Congress pass a reconciliation bill that includes […]


Lance, LoBiondo Offer Mixed Reviews of Trump’s Budget Cuts

Republican Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) offered a mix review of President Donald Trump’s proposed budget cuts on Thursday morning. “The President’s budget acknowledges that we tax and spend too much in this country and we need a serious plan to tackle our national deficit and 20 trillion dollars in national debt. Congress has worked in a […]

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MacArthur Praises Trump’s Planned Military Buildup

President Donald Trump called for a $54 billion increase in federal military spending in Tuesday’s State of the Union-like address, Save Jerseyans, and one of New Jersey’s Congressman is happy for it. “I’m glad the President is committed to restoring defense spending, but I think a larger investment is needed to ensure proper training and […]

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Guadagno Debuts Plan to ‘Audit’ Trenton, Calls for Independently Elected Attorney General

Approximately one month after launching her campaign for governor, Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is putting meat on the bones and beginning to lay out her plan for term #1 should the voters give her the opportunity to lead. Phase #1? A full-scale audit of Trenton and its biggest cash run-offs. Here are the bullet points […]

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House GOP Selects New Committee Chairmen

A number of House committees will see a shakeup in leadership next year, as GOP members approve the Steering Committee’s recommendations for chairmanships during their conference meeting Friday. House Speaker Paul Ryan released a list of approved recommendations Thursday evening, showing seven changes slated for the 115th Congress. “This morning the full Conference ratified the […]



Even as premiums rise, N.J. declares controversial Medicaid expansion a success

One of Governor Chris Christie’s least popular decisions with Republican and conservative circles was his February 2013 decision to accept a federal Medicaid expansion. “This ‘cost shifting’ contributed to increases in the costs of employer and individual health insurance plans. As private health insurance became prohibitively expensive for many Americans, more became uninsured or covered […]


Animated Christie boosts Fairness Formula in Burlington County

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Governor Chris Christie took his battle for equitable school funding to Burlington County on Tuesday, Save Jerseyans, telling a packed house at  Hope Hose Humane Co. 1 in Bordentown that the math works in everyone’s favor.  The new plan — which would rely on a flat amount of state aid […]


Trump may be crazy but this Hillary video is downright terrifying

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Regular Save Jersey readers know that I’m no fan of the Donald. In fact, given his and his campaign’s recent comments (and shady connections) to Putin’s Russia, it might be a toss-up as to which of the 2012 major nominees is a bigger risk on the foreign policy […]

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You’re ‘getting shafted every year’ on school funding: Christie to town

FAIR LAWN — Gov. Chris Christie resumed a statewide tour promoting his proposed school funding overhaul Thursday, telling residents of Fair Lawn they are “getting shafted every year, over and over again.” In a public forum at the Fair Lawn Senior Center, the governor said his proposed Fairness Formula would give Fair Lawn an 814 […]


Cut the Budget. Really. How ‘Bout Now?

By Bill Spadea | The Daily Point This week two things happened that demonstrate without new leadership in Trenton our state will become increasingly unaffordable.  And that’s saying a lot considering we are already one of the highest tax burdened states in the nation. The Republican Governor and Democratic Senate President met and discussed how to […]

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