Category: Jersey Shore

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

Ocean County GOP Chairman George Gilmore indicted on tax evasion charges

Updated 5:19 p.m. TOMS RIVER, N.J. — Ocean County Republican Chairman George Gilmore, an attorney and of counsel for a powerful government affairs firm, has long considered the state’s most powerful unelected GOP power broker. Today? He’s been indicated on federal Read More