Category: Monmouth County

Murphy’s $15 minimum wage will cost Middletown taxpayers an extra $750k annually

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. — Governor Phil Murphy’s decision to sign a $15 minimum wage hike bill on Monday isn’t only going to impact New Jersey’s private sector bottom line; local municipal and county leaders are bracing for dramatic, potentially budget-busting payroll expense Read More

Scharfenberger to run for Assembly

By Art Gallagher _ MMM has learned that Monmouth County Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger will seek the Republican nomination for State Assembly in the 13th legislative district for the seat currently held by Assemblywoman Amy Handlin. Handlin announced last fall that Read More

Golden Slams O’Scanlon’s Marijuana Effort

By Art Gallagher _ In a rare public disagreement among Monmouth County Republicans, Sheriff Shaun Golden, the Party Chairman, slammed Senator Declan O’Scanlon’s effort to win fiscal and public safety reforms from Governor Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney in exchange for three Read More

Three GOP State Senators Willing To Trade Marijuana Support For Fiscal And Public Safety Reforms

By Art Gallagher _ Three  Republican State Senators, including Monmouth County’s Declan O’Scanlon are willing to vote to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey if Governor Phil Murphy and Senate President Steve Sweeney deliver the return of the Energy Receipts Read More

NJ-06: GOP leaders rally for Pallone’s opponent Pezzullo in Middletown

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. — The pundits aren’t paying close attention to NJ-06 this cycle. That’s not true of the N.J. GOP’s senior statesmen who were out in force on Tuesday night to rally with Republican nominee Rich Pezzullo. State Senator Declan Read More

POLL: Who’s the strongest GOP option to succeed Handlin in LD13?

By The Staff _ Former Middletown Township deputy mayor and Monmouth County Freeholder Amy Handlin won’t seek reelection to her LD13 Assembly seat in 2019, a position she’s held since 2005. Gerry Scharfenberger and Sue Kiley are running for freeholder Read More

#NJSEN: Menendez roasted by local officials for failing to help Fort Monmouth’s jobless

EATONTOWN, NJ – Historic Fort Monmouth’s 2011 closure has left a lasting gap in Monmouth County’s jobs market. The base region’s representatives at the time — including Bob Menendez and U.S. Rep. Frank Pallone (D, NJ-06) — did precious little to Read More