Category: State Senate

LD1: Testa announces bid for Van Drew’s seat

VINELAND, N.J. – Cumberland County GOP Chairman Michael Testa is running for State Senate. The Vineland attorney made his long-expected announcement on Friday morning during Harry Hurley’s “Hurley in the Morning” radio broadcast. “For too long South Jersey has been Read More

NJ-02: Singh “will evaluate” 2020 challenge to Van Drew

By The Staff __ Indian American millennial businessman Hirsh Singh was the establishment favorite heading into the 2018 NJ-02 GOP primary. He’s an unapologetic Trump backer too. The Gilmore circle’s backing wasn’t enough to get Singh across the finish line Read More

Van Drew’s weak win might make NJ-02 a top 2020 battleground

By Matt Rooney _ Democrat Jeff Van Drew’s relatively narrow 52.3% to 45.9% victory in NJ-02 was never seriously in doubt, Save Jerseyans. What many establishment Republicans are asking themselves this week is ‘was it avoidable?’ I didn’t think he’d Read More

Democrat legislative leaders will probe Murphy Administration sexual assault allegations

TRENTON, N.J. – Democrat Senate President Steve Sweeney and Democrat Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin agreed late Tuesday to launch a ‘Select Committee on Investigation’ to probe bombshell sexual assault allegations (and a possible cover up?) plaguing the Murphy Administration. Their decision Read More

REPORT: Under the cover of darkness, N.J. lawmaker raise their staffers’ salaries

TRENTON, N.J. — Credit crisis? What credit crisis? Notwithstanding an ongoing public pension and benefits crisis, soaring taxes, and repeat credit downgrades, the folks who are mismanaging our tax dollars are about to get a big raise.  A behind the Read More

N.J. Democrats want mandatory depression screenings for your kids

TRENTON, NJ — Democrat lawmakers unveiled a plan for mandatory health screenings of New Jersey public school children on Thursday. “I was pleased to join my 7th District colleagues: Assemblyman Dr. Herb Conaway and Assemblywoman Carol Murphy, at our press conference Read More

GOP lawmaker rides a train (which was running late) to Trenton’s NJ Transit hearings

METROPARK, N.J. – Joint legislative hearings will finally get underway today on the mess that is NJ Transit. Expect lots of anger, finger-pointing, posturing, blaming of Chris Christie and, maybe, a grain of truth or two if we’re lucky. Assemblywoman Nancy Read More

Steve Sweeney borrows Kim Guadango’s “circuit breaker” idea

By Matt Rooney _ Is Steve Sweeney starting to support for Phil Murphy, Save Jerseyans? I think probably. It’s no secret that the Democrat Senate President and the Democrat Governor have openly butted heads over the past several months, but Read More