Category: State Senate

N.J. Senator demands audit of Garden State Film Tax Credit

TRENTON, N.J. — Phil Murphy is making his business to enrich special interests with New Jersey taxpayers’ money, including Hollywood.  On Monday, state Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) disseminated a letter directed to the State Auditor seeking a “full evaluation” of the Read More

OPINION: Sweeney’s ‘radical surgery’ option is actually cosmetic (at best)

By Matt Rooney _ Senate President Steve Sweeney isn’t the Trenton Republicans’ least favorite person these days. He hasn’t been for a long time, actually, given his fair weather tactical alliance with Chris Christie during the latter politician’s stormy tenure Read More

Pre-shutdown, Trenton Republicans pitch spending cap and structural reforms

TRENTON, N.J. — As a deadline for a state government shutdown inched closer on Saturday, Senate Republicans decided to pitch some ideas of their own to Governor Phil Murphy in light of the failure of his own party to reach a Read More

Pennacchio compares Murphy’s shopping bag tax to Florio’s toilet paper tax

TRENTON, N.J. — State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) isn’t just calling on Governor Phil Murphy to veto the recent 5 cent paper and plastic bag tax passed by New Jersey’s legislature. He’s also planning to introduce legislation to repeal it if Read More

ELITISTS, UNITE! Chelsea Handler, Al Gore tweet support for Murphy’s budget

TRENTON, N.J. — If he’s trying to convince people that his budget his pro-Middle Class, winning the support of two of the liberal left’s most notorious elitists isn’t exactly on message.  All the same, both “comedian” Chelsea Handler and former Read More

ROONEY: “Nothing’s more important” than getting to the bottom of shocking NJEA videos

TRENTON, N.J. —  Save Jersey founder and editor-in-chief Matt Rooney joined the Chasing News A+ Panel on Monday to put a pending New Jersey State Senate investigation of the NJEA into perspective as shocking undercover videos released by Project Veritas continue to generate controversy Read More

N.J. Senator: No safeguards in place to prevent illegal alien voter registration

TRENTON, N.J. — Renewed, contemporaneous pushes to (1) implement automatic voter registration at MVC locations and (2) give drivers licenses to illegal immigrants has at least one New Jersey legislator questioning whether there are any safeguards in place to prevent voter Read More

NJ-02: Parkland’s Hogg tees off on Van Drew

By Matt Rooney _ Jeff Van Drew (D, NJ-02) is sprinting to the Left ahead of this year’s 2nd Congressional District Democrat primary, Save Jerseyans, abandoning a feigned but carefully crafted “moderate” persona developed over the course of many years Read More

N.J. Republicans hope to help ethically-challenged Bob Menendez drag down his ticket

LINWOOD, N.J. — NJ-02 Republican candidate Hirsh Singh is the front runner in the primary to replace fellow Republican Frank LoBiondo who’s retiring in Congress this year. His presumptive Democrat opponent is Jeff Van Drew. But it’s not Van Drew, an incumbent state Read More