Category: Joe Pennacchio

N.J. Senator: Murphy is causing ‘more sickness, deaths’ by not embracing Hydroxychloroquine

TRENTON, N.J. – In perhaps the strongest criticism yet coming from an elected officials, state Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) struck out at the Murphy Administration on Friday over its alleged failure to embrace Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ). “It’s difficult to understand the 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

TUESDAY: Trenton Democrats move to save corrupt vote-by-mail ballot law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Democrats will face the voters this November, but they don’t trust their coalition to show up at the polls. They’re racing to reverse a decision by Governor Phil Murphy’s Division of Elections requiring voters who requested 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

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