Category: Declan O’Scanlon

O’Scanlon reports from Long Branch: “Apparently we’re not all homicidal maniacs!”

LONG BRANCH, N.J. – The Jersey Shore was open (mostly) for tourism on Saturday, with businesses operating unnder severe restrictions and some still closed (like amusement parks) but beaches and boardwalks welcoming for sun worshippers and the cabin fever-afflicted alike. Read More

State Senator suggests it’s time for N.J. residents to begin defying Phil Murphy

TRENTON, N.J. – State Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-13) has become the first New Jersey legislator to encourage residents to begin defying the Governor’s stay-at-home order. O’Scanlon’s tweet was partly tongue-and-cheek (referring to the May “flower moon” which can obviously be 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

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