Category: State Senate

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

Are Rutgers students and taxpayers paying more for “settlements, buyouts and golden parachutes”?

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Tuition is on the rise at Rutgers University again, Save Jerseyans, to the tune of 2.3% for the 2018-2019 academic year. What, exactly, are students paying for? On Monday, state Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) unloaded on Read More

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