Category: Joe Pennacchio

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

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

NJ-11 UPDATES: Pennacchio drops out, Webber drops endorsements

There were two major developments in today’s NJ-11 primary race, Save Jerseyans. (1) State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) passed on entering the contest. (2) His district mate, Jay Webber (R-26), dropped a large list of district endorsers forty-eight hours after Read More

PENNACCHIO: Disingenuous to complain about SALT when N.J.’s state property tax deduction is also capped at $10k

State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) appears to be the rare New Jersey politician who, like Rep. Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03), is willing to point out that an equitable tax reform effort’s greatest stumbling block isn’t Washington but Trenton. The Morris County dentist Read More

N.J. Senator: Murphy should not “pay for legal pot with people’s lives”

Incoming N.J. Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19) recently surprised some observers by throwing cold water on marijuana legalization, telling state media that “[a]s with any bill — particularly any bill that would create something new — I think the devil is Read More

LD26 Republicans warn against “reckless” Murphy tax increases

A brand new annual report titled Financial State of the States from the think tank ‘Truth in Accounting’ assigns an F grade to New Jersey. You can guess why, Save Jerseyans…. Taxes which remain America’s most burdensome. On Thursday afternoon, Read More

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 Read More

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 Read More

N.J. Senator: When Did Animals Become More Important Than Children?

State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-Essex, Morris, Passaic) can’t be blamed for scratching his head after the New Jersey legislature moved to ban the declawing of cats. To him? He’s a question of priorities. “When did animals become more important than unborn children?” Senator Read More