Category: Transportation

Mikie Sherrill supports the gas tax hike bill… just not the hikes? | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ Politicians have been known to “evolve” or change their minds, Save Jerseyans, but some instances are a little more obvious (and nakedly opportunistic) than others. On rare occasions? After all of the flip-flopping, triangulating, mealy-mouthed back-tracking, Read More

Webber demands repeal of latest N.J. gas tax hike

WHIPPANY, N.J. – The Murphy Administration’s move to raise New Jersey’s gas tax by another 4.3 cents — meaning that the tax has now tripled since 2016 — is meeting widespread opposition among residents. Among those residents is Assemblyman Jay Webber Read More

POLL: Only 4% give Murphy an “A” for his handling of NJ Transit

TRENTON, N.J. — It’s unusual if residents don’t approve of a new governor.  In the new Quinnipiac poll results released Wednesday, Phil Murphy’s approval rating (54%) is pretty consistent with Chris Christie’s 51% rating at this point in Murphy’s predecessor’s Read More

GOP lawmaker rides a train (which was running late) to Trenton’s NJ Transit hearings

METROPARK, N.J. – Joint legislative hearings will finally get underway today on the mess that is NJ Transit. Expect lots of anger, finger-pointing, posturing, blaming of Chris Christie and, maybe, a grain of truth or two if we’re lucky. Assemblywoman Nancy Read More

Self-styled progressives have ‘created two New Jerseys’

By Matt Rooney _ I’m not overly familiar with Joshua Zeitz, Save Jerseyans; all the same, I don’t get the impression that the contributing editor at Politico Magazine and author of Building the Great Society: Inside LBJ’s White House is a raging Read More

NJ Transit is getting worse, but Murphy continues finger-pointing (from his Italian villa)

By Matt Rooney _ Italian dictator Benito Mussolini infamously perpetrated the myth that his fascist government had make the trains run on time. Phil Murphy — who’s currently vacationing at this multi-million dollar Italian villa in that country’s Umbria region Read More

MEMORIAL (PAY)DAY FOR TRENTON: Murphy praises gas tax hike scam as prices soar

By Matt Rooney _ Phil Murphy is (finally) admitting how he feels about the October 2016 gas tax hike. At a Wednesday bill signing event, the Democrat Governor lauded the historic increase — one which robbed New Jersey of one Read More