Category: State Assembly

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

LD21: Fmr. GOP mayor weighing third party ‘Conservative’ challenge to GOP’s Bramnick, Munoz

CRANFORD TWP., N.J. — LD21 Assembly Republican members Jon Bramnick (the party’s minority leader) and Nancy Munoz (the GOP whip) have long-expected a potential GOP primary challenge for 2019, and one might still materialize, but it’s looking like a challenge from Read More

SCHEPISI rages at The Record: “Rape or bogus traffic study? Which is more important in your view?”

HACKENSACK, N.J. — Assemblywoman and attorney Holly Schepisi (R-39) isn’t happy with how her district’s largest local daily is handling its coverage of the Katie Brennan hearings. “For anyone ever wondering how the media picking and choosing what to report influences Read More

Gaggle of N.J. academics announce redistricting working group

TRENTON, N.J. — New Jersey Democrats’ partisan redistricting amendment is on life support for the time being, but the state’s academic community is trying to get a jump on the upcoming legislative redistrict process.  According to a Monday afternoon press release, Read More

NJGOP legislator pans both Tlaib (and Trump) for “utterly disrespectful” behavior

EVESHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J. — Freshman Democrat Rashida Tlaib of Michigan remained unapologetic on Friday after, while addressing a MoveOn.org event, she relayed the details of a conversation with her son to the assembled crowd: “And when your son looks at you and Read More

Eric Holder joins opposition to N.J.’s redistricting amendment

By Matt Rooney _ Power politics makes for strange bedfellows, Save Jerseyans, and our own machine-dominated, thoroughly-corrupted Garden State political culture is certainly no exception to the rule. Today, as Senate and Assembly lawmakers debate a redistricting amendment proposal in Read More

LD8: Undaunted Howarth declares ‘they’ll have to carry me out feet first’

By The Staff _ Republicans are out of power in Burlington County for the first time since 1975. Assemblyman Joe Howarth (R-8), a veteran educator and former freeholder, says rumors that he’s considering an early exit in light of the Read More

ELECTION 2019: Bucco says his record will power him past LD25 Democrat challengers

BOONTON TWP., N.J. – Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco is already facing two Democratic challengers for next year’s 25th Legislative District contest:  Lisa Bhimani and Darcy Draeger. Buoyed by Mikie Sherrill’s Morris County victory in this year’s NJ-11 race, Morris County Democrats Read More