Category: State Senate

Senate Dems will still meet, but they’ve banned the public from committee hearings

By Matt Rooney _ UPDATE: After this story ran, Senate Democrats announced later in the day that their Monday hearing were canceled.  Original story: – Look: panic or not, I get why the state legislature might not want to hold Read More

‘Path to Progress’ hypocrite Sweeney decides he’s suddenly OK with the millionaire’s tax. | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ Yes, some Trenton Republicans slobbered all over Senate President Steve Sweeney’s recent decision to ‘get religion’ and declare, after many years of supporting higher taxes, that New Jersey is overtaxed. Those of us with memories which Read More

NJ-02: Van Drew, Patterson trade barbs in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, N.J. – Van Drew got the better of the exchange if attendees’ reactions was any indication, but the incumbent Republican and his sole remaining primary challenger Bob Patterson didn’t hold back on Tuesday night at a meeting of Read More

Van Drew on Fox News: 100k tickets requested so far for Trump’s Wildwood rally

By Matt Rooney _ 100,000 tickets requested for a venue that fits about 15,000. That’s what Congressman Jeff Van Drew (R, NJ-02) told Fox News’s Sunday Morning Futures program this week about the upcoming Wildwood, New Jersey Trump rally scheduled 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

Van Drew: “Add Phil Murphy to the list of reasons why I left the Democrat Party”

TRENTON, N.J. – Congressman Jeff Van Drew and Governor Phil Murphy exchanged fresh salvos on Thursday after the latter attacked the former over the upcoming January 28th Trump rally in Wildwood. “President Trump and the Republicans in Washington haven’t delivered Read More

NJ-02: Democrat defector Van Drew makes local GOP debut at Testa’s Cumberland breakfast

By Matt Rooney _ My first post-college volunteer experience was Asselta-Clark-Donohue vs. the Van Drew Team, Save Jerseyans. If you told 2007 Matt that 2019 Matt would be standing at a GOP breakfast breaking bacon with Congressman Jeff Van Drew Read More