Category: Declan O’Scanlon

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

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

Op-Ed: Setting the Record Straight On My Legalized Marijuana Position

By Declan O’Scanlon _ In the ill-fated recent rush to pass legislation that would legalize, tax, and regulate recreational adult use of marijuana, my position on the legislation, and the issue, has been misunderstood and mischaracterized by some New Jersey Read More

O’Scanlon blasts Murphy for not budgeting for minimum wage increase

By Art Gallagher _ Governor Phil Murphy and his team apparently failed to account for the impact on the minimum wage increase he signed into law earlier this year will have on his own State Budget.   Senator Declan O’Scanlon called 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

O’Scanlon Introduces Legislation To Protect NJ Motorists From Other States’ Traffic Camera Schemes | Gallagher

By Art Gallagher _ New Jersey MVC will no longer be provide information about resident motorist to companies that operate red-light and speed cameras for other states, if bipartisan legislation introduced by Senators Declan O’Scanlon, Nick Sacco, Nicolas Scutari becomes law. Read More