Category: Burlington County

Unlike Trenton, Republican-run N.J. counties are controlling spending | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ New Jersey’s fiscal crisis is deepening as the FY 2020 budget process limps along at the State House. Wasteful spending is rising, income tax revenue is grinding to a halt, and the will for structural reform Read More

New candidate enters LD8 GOP primary fray

LUMBERTON, N.J. – There’s another candidate on the field for June’s Republican primary in the  8th Legislative District. On Saturday, 46-year-old attorney Jason Huf announced his candidacy for one of the two Assembly seats on the ballot this cycle. Huf Read More

LD8: Burlington Republicans formally break ties with Assemblyman Howarth

By Matt Rooney _ It’s been clear for days now (to be precise, since Sheriff Stanfield reentered the fray and locked arms with Assemblyman Ryan Peters) that Joe Howarth wasn’t going to get the Republican line in this year’s LD8 Read More

LD8: Guadagno, Saxton, Layton, Allen, and small army of 70 GOP leaders line up against Howarth

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. – The race to unseat incumbent GOP Assemblyman Joe Howarth (R-8) appears to be tilting in the challenger’s favor, at least in terms of party support.  On Thursday night, Burlington Republicans released a list of 70 Republican Read More

With Burlington in Democrat hands? The taxpayer-funded goodies are flowing!

By Matt Rooney _ “Elections have consequences,” Save Jerseyans. We hear it all the time. Usually, the famous admonition refers to stuff like judicial picks or policy shifts.  In New Jersey? The most common “consequences” are cash, jobs, and other Read More

Rep. Smith: Media reports of military base cuts for border wall funding are inaccurate

LAKEHURST, N.J. — No funds for New Jersey’s Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst are imperiled by the ongoing war over funding for President Donald Trump’s U.S.-Mexican Border Wall project. That’s the message Rep. Chris Smith (R-4), New Jersey’s last remaining Republican congressman, Read More

LD8: Burlington GOP continues to coalesce around Peters-Stanfield

MT. HOLLY, N.J. — In mid-February? 11 of 15 LD8 Republican municipal chairs endorsed the reelection of Assemblyman Joe Howarth. This weekend? 14 of the district’s 15 municipal chairs threw in behind Assemblyman Ryan Peters and Sheriff Jean Stanfield, leaving Read More

UPDATE: County GOP orgs move quickly to support Peters-Stanfield ticket

MT. HOLLY, N.J. — Republicans are quickly locking arms and getting behind the newly-formed Peters-Stanfield LD8 ticket. On Wednesday, shortly after news broke of the ticket’s formation, the 8th Legislative District screening committee threw its full weight behind incumbent Assemblyman Read More

LD8: Retiring sheriff Stanfield will join the Peters Assembly ticket

MT. HOLLY, N.J. — And just like that? The momentum has shifted again in the Burlington County GOP’s messy break-up with Dawn Addiego and Joe Howarth. According to the New Jersey Globe, retiring but popular Burlington County Sheriff Jean Stanfield Read More