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Beck Warns Legislature Against Christie’s Reckless Plan to Raid Horizon’s Surplus

Governor Chris Christie‘s plan to raid Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s surplus (to the tune of $300 million!) to fund low income residents’ health insurance (part of his opioid crusade) is meeting stiff resistance under the dome, Save Jerseyans. A familiar Christie critic from the GOP side of the aisle spoke out in […]

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LD40: Buttimore Pounds the Pavement in His Cedar Grove Home Base

Edward Buttimore knows he’s running uphill, Save Jerseyans, but the long-time Cedar Grove resident — where retiring LD40 State Senator Kevin O’Toole once served as mayor — believes pounding the pavement will serve him well in the race to represent the Northern New Jersey district in the State Senate. “I was out in Little Falls and […]

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Even Samantha Bee Thinks Loretta Weinberg is Wacky

Television’s Samantha Bee and yours truly don’t agree on much, Save Jerseyans. Where we do agree? Albeit for different reasons? N.J. State Senator Loretta Weinberg’s “smart gun” legislation is a heaping, steaming pile of crap. Check out this segment from the latest episode of Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ program: We can't believe we're saying it but […]

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Pennacchio: Jersey City’s New Plan is ‘Too Little, Too Late’ After Years of PILOT Abuse

PILOT (payment in lieu of taxes) remains one of the driving yet popularly unknown forces driving property taxes in New Jersey. One of the prime offenders? Jersey City which is now pledging to share some of its tax abatement revenue with the local school district. The plan is to share 10% of the annual take but does NOT include […]

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My Five Favorite New Jersey Legislators

Posted with permission from The Dan Cirucci Blog — Yeah, you may consider New Jersey true blue. But the Republican Party in our state is not only alive and well — it’s also dotted with conscientious, independent minded elected officials who aren’t afraid to listen to the people, stand up for taxpayers and lead the […]

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Mastrangelo’s a No-Go for LD26 Senate

Morris Freeholder Thomas J. Mastrangelo will NOT challenge sitting Republican State Senator Joe Pennacchio this year, Save Jerseyans, leaving the pitched battle for Assembly (which features two of Mastrangelo’s colleagues) as LD26’s sole contested battle. Here’s the note he shared with friends via social media on filing day (Monday): Dear Friends, Trenton should look to Morris […]

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Here are the four districts N.J. Republicans think they can flip in 2017

Conventional wisdom suggests that Election 2017 is going to be a rough one for New Jersey Republicans. Chris Christie’s approval rating is in the toilet. The map sucks. Etc. and so on. But candidate recruitment has been strong on the GOP end of the ledger this year, Save Jerseyans, especially on the Senate side, and […]

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LD24: Hayden Collecting Signatures to Challenge Oroho

Save Jersey can confirm that Skylands Tea Party Vice President Bill Hayden is collecting signatures to challenge State Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) in this June’s GOP State Senate Primary. “Looks like a rather large announcement coming from me tomorrow,” Hayden told Facebook followers on Friday afternoon. “Who knew so many would step up for me!!” Oroho, ordinarily a reliable […]

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Atlantic Democrats Concede to Brown? Apparently. Visit Their Website….

Asm. Chris Brown (R-2) should be a long-shot for State Senate this year, Save Jerseyans. His district has a Democrat voter registration advantage and Democrats remain favored to take back the governor’s mansion this November. But a combination of strong leadership from Brown and Democrat in-fighting have transformed LD2 into a prime Republican pick-up opportunity. Atlantic […]

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NJEA Ready to Side with a Republican to Beat Sweeney in LD3?

It’s entirely possible, Save Jerseyans. “We’re looking for a new governor and a new Senate president,” shared in an interview. Check out the full story on Philly.com for more background. The Democrat Senate President’s rock relationship with New Jersey’s most powerful public sector union reached a boiling point last August when he accused the NJEA and Fraternal […]

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POLL: Which LD12 Senate Candidate Wins Middlesex’s Convention?

One of this spring’s surprise primary contests? LD12, where veteran State Senator Sam Thompson (who first went to Trenton back in 1998) is receiving a strong challenge from Old Bridge GOP Chairman Art Haney who, for his part, is backed up by Burlington County GOP power broker Bill Layton. Haney has the Burlco line but Thompson […]

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SHIT SHOW AT THE SHORE: LD2 Dems Fail to Nominate 2nd Assembly Candidate

Democrat prospects of retaining Jim Whelan‘s State Senate seat appear to be rapidly fading, Save Jerseyans, if today’s convention disaster is any indication. Catch up here if you missed what happened last week. Then check out WPG 104.1 FM’s Harry Hurley‘s summary of today’s craziness: Atlantic County Democratic Convention marathon (more than 7 hours) fails to nominate […]

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BREAKING: Mazzeo Drops Bid for LD2 Senate

Vince Mazzeo (D-2) is dropping his 2017 State Senate bid, Save Jerseyans. A copy of Mazzeo’s statement was obtained by Save Jersey which was first to report the bombshell campaign announcement. “After much thought, I have decided to forgo seeking the State Senate seat being vacated by my friend Senator Jim Whelan and instead seek re-election to […]

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N.J. Democrat Senator Reveals Her Governing Philosophy: “Anything is Constitutional”

Every now and then, Save Jerseyans, a far-left politician says something so wacky and revealing that it’s worth pausing to take note for the benefit of everyone in the political center. They need to know WHO these people are. Enter Loretta Weinberg, the kooky Teaneck-based state senator and former Democrat candidate for Lieutenant Governor who’s earned […]

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GRADES ARE IN: AFP Flunks Gas Tax Hike Republicans on Newly-Released Scorecard

Americans for Prosperity’s New Jersey affiliate is releasing its annual legislative ratings today, Save Jerseyans, and we’ve learned that the biggest ratings changes related to Republican legislators who supported last October’s historic gas tax increase. For example, State Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) from a “B” to an “F” this year; Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce fell from an “A” […]

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