Category: Kip Bateman

Swing senator explains his refusal to support N.J. legal weed

TRENTON, N.J. – Legal marijuana isn’t happening, Save Jerseyans, at least for awhile. And because Democrat leaders insist upon tying all of the issues together, less controversial expansions of drug offense expungements and the medical marijuana program are also on Read More

Bateman celebrates salvation of Princeton Battlefield

State Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) has spent years fighting to defend historic Princeton Battlefield from development. That fight came to a satisfying end on Wednesday when the Institute of Advanced Study (IAS) received final permission to construct eight townhouses near Read More

Bateman becomes latest GOP legislator to declare against gas tax hike

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Another GOP legislator says he won’t help pass a massive gas tax hike. “Most reasonable people accept that there is a cost associated with the upkeep, maintenance and expansion of our critical Read More

Senate GOP’ers offer measured reactions to Timpone nomination

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Whenever Governor Chris Christie nominates someone to a significant cabinet post or the state’s Supreme Court, we’ve come to expect lavish praise of the nomination from Republican legislators. Today’s news that the Read More

Guest Op-Ed: Judicial Nominees Deserve Confirmation Hearings

By Kip Bateman | The Save Jersey Blog Our state and our nation have arrived at a very dangerous place, where partisanship trumps all, including common sense and decency. This incivility between the political parties now threatens the independence of Read More

Will regionalization cut K-12 administrative costs and lower property taxes?

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog If you’re living in a moderate-sized New Jersey school district, Save Jerseyans, you can expect that roughly $15 of every $100 isn’t making it to the classroom. Where’s it going? Administrative costs. Read More

Kean Replaces O’Toole, Bateman

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog The Kean-Christie rift doesn’t manifest itself in a “hot” war, Save Jerseyans, but it’s clear enough to legislative Republicans that the 2013 election signaled the beginning of a new era in state GOP politics. Governor Read More