Category: State Assembly

Ciattarelli invites former and potential opponents to his campaign kickoff

By Art Gallagher _ Former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli is apparently looking to clear his path to the 2021 Republican gubernatorial nomination by inviting his past and potential political opponents to attend his campaign kickoff. Ciattarelli, who lost the GOP gubernatorial primary to Read More

Debate rages even as GOP Senator’s support appears to tip S2173 towards passage

TRENTON, N.J. – 2020’s most controversial legislation (so far) appears poised for passage on Monday following a flurry of last minute amendments. If passed, it will eliminate the religious vaccine exemption for public school students; the amended S2173 exempts daycare Read More

O’Scanlon scolds Murphy for “astounding” response to sexual harassment report

HOLMDEL, N.J. – This week, Governor Phil Murphy opined that he found a widely-discussed NJ.com report on sexual harassment in the New Jersey governmental and political sectors to be “shocking,” a curious reaction which drew disbelief from anyone familiar with Read More

Peters to Trenton Democrats: “Stop catering to people who break the law”

TRENTON, N.J. – Ahead of an anticipated floor vote on driver’s licenses for illegal aliens, Navy SEAL and New Jersey Assemblyman Ryan Peters (R-8) upbraided his Democrat colleagues for disrespecting the rule of law. “Yesterday, our legislature rushed a bill Read More

ELECTION 2020: Auth focused on Assembly but not ruling out NJ-5 Republican run

HASKELL, N.J. – Fresh from his victory in the 39th Legislative District this November, Robert Auth (R-39) said he’s focusing on the forthcoming 2020-2021 legislative session in Trenton. He isn’t, however, ruling out an entry into the 5th Congressional District Read More

Bill advances prohibiting many N.J. local officials from driving government cars for private use

TRENTON, N.J. – A bill barring municipal officials from driving municipal vehicles for non-public reasons advanced through the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee on Thursday. The legislation (S206) sponsored by state Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-13) mandates that any and Read More