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Fort Lee is Marketing a Phil Murphy Town Hall Meeting

Should local government promote a partisan political event? It’s not unusual for politicians to host town hall meetings or rallies in public spaces  (like high school football stadiums or gymnasiums). It’s a little more unusual when the town actively promotes the event. Here’s the Fort Lee, New Jersey official website notice AND e-mail blast for an […]

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Trump’s Summer White House Will Be In New Jersey

Mar-a-Lago is warming up, Save Jerseyans, which means Bedminster, New Jersey is about to become President Donald Trump’s summer White House. Politico has the full story. Some residents are apprehensive given the expected traffic and other security-related issues that hand-in-hand with presidential visits. Back in December, Rep. Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) sought federal aid to help his district […]

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Jersey City Wants to Give IDs to Illegals

Declaring ‘sanctuary city’ status back in February wasn’t enough for Jersey City. Nope. Next up? On Wednesday night, City Council approved a municipal ID program in a 7-0 vote, mirroring actions taken by other liberal city centers including Newark and Union City. If the plan clears a second upcoming vote, then ANY Jersey City resident age […]

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Guest Op-ed: Morris County’s Budgets Are Headed In The Wrong Direction

For the second year in a row, the 2017 Morris County budget increases taxes by nearly $8 million or 3.4%. What’s worse: there was a major error in the budget presentation. I served as a Morris County Freeholder from 2013 to 2015 when Morris County taxes actually went down $5 million.  Monmouth County introduced a 2017 […]

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Pennacchio: Jersey City’s New Plan is ‘Too Little, Too Late’ After Years of PILOT Abuse

PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) remains one of the driving yet popularly unknown forces driving property taxes in New Jersey. One of the prime offenders? Jersey City which is now pledging to share some of its tax abatement revenue with the local school district. The plan is to share 10% of the annual take but does NOT include […]

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Mastrangelo’s a No-Go for LD26 Senate

Morris Freeholder Thomas J. Mastrangelo will NOT challenge sitting Republican State Senator Joe Pennacchio this year, Save Jerseyans, leaving the pitched battle for Assembly (which features two of Mastrangelo’s colleagues) as LD26’s sole contested battle. Here’s the note he shared with friends via social media on filing day (Monday): Dear Friends, Trenton should look to Morris […]

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PETITION DAY: Underdog Hayden Filing to Challenge LD24’s Oroho Over Gas Tax

As first reported by Save Jersey last week, Skylands Tea Party Vice President William “Bill” Hayden is wading into the LD24 State Senate primary to challenge veteran State Senator Steven Oroho. Hayden told us on Monday morning (the petition filing deadline) that he had collected more than the requisite number of signatures over the weekend. […]

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NJGOP Stalwart Russell Maffei Falls Victim to Hit-and-Run Driver

Tragic news this morning, Save Jerseyans. Multiple Save Jersey sources have confirmed that Republican State Committeeman from Hudson County Russell “Russ” Maffei succumbed to his injuries earlier this morning after a Sunday night hit-and-run accident at Paterson Plank Road and 10th Street in North Bergen. According to reports, Maffei and a second victim were crossing the road near the Coach House […]

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LD24: Hayden Collecting Signatures to Challenge Oroho

Save Jersey can confirm that Skylands Tea Party Vice President Bill Hayden is collecting signatures to challenge State Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) in this June’s GOP State Senate Primary. “Looks like a rather large announcement coming from me tomorrow,” Hayden told Facebook followers on Friday afternoon. “Who knew so many would step up for me!!” Oroho, ordinarily a reliable […]

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Inganamort Announces Run For Chester Township Council

Veteran N.J. GOP politico Mike Inganamort is running for Chester Township Council, Save Jerseyans. “Talking with more than 50 residents about this opportunity—one at a time, often at their kitchen tables—has taught me a lot about our community and what we all expect from town hall and each other. It also helped bring into focus the […]

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Sussex Awards Its GOP Party Slogan to Guadagno

Another county GOP is signing up with Kim Guadagno’s campaign effort, Save Jerseyans. “As a working parent and military mom, Kim will make New Jersey better for families in Sussex County as governor,” said Sussex County Republican Party Chairman Jerry Scanlan in a statement released on Wednesday. “Her plan to audit Trenton, reform the school funding […]

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LD38: Is Gordon Prepping for the Fight of His Political Lifetime?

LD38 is going to be one of a few battlegrounds in this year’s general election, Save Jerseyans. The district’s Democrat State Senator apparently agrees. Politicker NJ reported on Tuesday that Bob Gordon is hiring Constantina Meis, a well-regarded N.J. Democrat operative, to serve as a member of his legislative staff. Sources on the Republican side – […]

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OPINION: Support Free Enterprise? Support Hank Lyon

It’s a tale as old as time, or at least as old as a few decades, that New Jersey has the highest taxes in the country. That fact, coupled with the regulatory burden applied at every level of government, makes this state a tough place for small businesses to work and be profitable. The struggle […]

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Barlas’s Essex Backs Ciattarelli Over Guadagno: ‘Only Candidate with a Vision’

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno is on a roll this week, Save Jerseyans, locking up the line in Bergen County (where roughly 1/10th of the state’s registered Republicans reside) and South Jersey’s Gloucester County. Essex County is doing its own thing, joining Mercer, Somerset, Union and likely Hunterdon (TBD) by supporting Jack Ciattarelli‘s rival primary campaign. “I want to […]

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Assemblyman Rooney Fails to Secure Bergen Endorsement

Losing your home county is never an easy thing. There are primaries all over the place this year, Save Jerseyans, but to date, Assemblyman Kevin Rooney (R-40) is the first incumbent to lose party support heading into the June ballot. On Thursday night, the frosh legislator came in third at the BCRO Hackensack convention with 258 votes […]

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