Kurtz gathers, energizes young N.J. GOP leaders at the League

Amidst a sea of Democrat-dominated events at the League of Municipalities, Republican Atlantic City Councilman Jesse O. Kurtz hosted an inaugural young GOP leaders’ breakfast at last week’s annual event to encourage communication among what’s left of the state’s Young Republican leadership.   Councilman Kurtz told a few dozen attendees from all corners of the state, […]

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ROONEY: Politicians like Bob Menendez are the reason why people don’t vote

Bob Menendez’s dramatic mistrial means he may escape justice, Save Jerseyans, but is the damage already done? Blogger-in-Chief Matt Rooney joined Chasing News host Bill Spadea, Democrat strategist Bill Caruso, and Republican strategist Jeanette Hoffman on Thursday night to break down the outcome and consider the impact on democracy particularly given this year’s low voter turnout…. – […]

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Living in New Jersey? Upset by the GOP tax plan? Forget what you think you know.

Save Jerseyans: I know there is consternation in New Jersey over the proposed Republican tax plan (the numerous versions of which will eventually go through a reconciliation process). While I think the tax plan is far from perfect, it’s a slight improvement over what we have now because it actually makes the tax code fairer […]

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Cook moves NJ-11 into the toss-up column

Ominous news this morning for the House Appropriations Chairman and scion of a storied New Jersey political family, Save Jerseyans, but nothing anyone watching this year’s Midterm cycle taking shape couldn’t have told you months ago: – New @CookPolitical ratings: GOP Reps. Carlos Curbelo #FL26, Peter Roskam #IL06, Rodney Frelinghuysen #NJ11, John Culberson #TX07 move […]

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How many MS-13 members started out as co-called Dreamers?

Governor-elect Phil Murphy and outgoing Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno didn’t ever really disagree over the fate of so-called Dreamers, Save Jerseyans, the individuals who were brought into the United States illegally as minors but whom have grown up here and now demand citizenship as a matter of course. That didn’t stop the then-Democrat candidate, his […]

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Frelinghuysen’s Democrat challenger received $$$ from Gropy Al Franken’s PAC

It’s more than a little ironic that U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) founded a political action committee called the “Midwest Values PAC,” Save Jerseyans, particularly in light of the release of a 2006 photograph showing the  former comedian groping the chest of journalist Leeann Tweeden while Tweeden defenselessly slept on a USO tour flight. So… who’s taken […]

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Warren Freeholder Sarnoski: Gottheimer should disclose whether he’s standing with Menendez

Warren County Freeholder Jason Sarnoski, a probable 2018 Republican candidate for Congress in NJ-05, is weighing in on the Menendez mistrial and demanding to know where freshman Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D, NJ-05) stands on Hudson Bob’s likely 2018 U.S. Senate reelection campaign. “Senator Bob Menendez has embarrassed New Jersey and today’s mistrial – at the […]

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MENENDEZ MISTRIAL REACTION: Murphy endorses reelection, McConnell demands ethics investigation

Unsurprisingly, Save Jerseyans, the two respective sides of the political aisle are reacting very differently to today’s mistrial declaration in the Bob Menendez federal corruption trial. Governor-elect Phil Murphy (D-NJ), who refused to directly address his party’s senior senator’s situation during the recent gubernatorial campaign and up until this morning, endorsed Menendez’s reelection on Thursday afternoon […]

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4 of 5 N.J. House Republicans defect as tax reform heads to the Senate

Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03) stands alone, Save Jerseyans. On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed its historic tax reform package – “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” – 227 to 205. Representatives Frank LoBiondo (R. NJ-2), Chris Smith (R, NJ-04), Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) and Rodney Frelinghuysen (R, NJ-11) all voted against the measure. “I believe […]

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BREAKING: Menendez mistrial declared

The federal corruption trial of U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D, N.J.) ended in a mistrial on Thursday afternoon. Menendez had faced multiple criminal counts stemming from his relationship with a Florida eye doctor and alleged favors performed for him. “I find that you are unable to reach a verdict and that further deliberations will be futile, […]

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Menendez (D-N.J.) mistrial probability rises as jury deadlocks for second time

For the second time since its deliberations began, Save Jerseyans, the Menendez jury appears to have deadlocked in Newark, and a mistrial in the senior New Jersey U.S. Senator’s corruption trial now appears extremely likely. The jury’s 11:35 a.m. note to Judge Walls expressed its belief that the jurors had “slowly and thoroughly” reviewed all […]

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Groups like the N.J. Chamber, NJLM need to stop being part of the problem

Time for some tough love, Save Jerseyans… Most of the New Jersey political universe is in Atlantic City this week, waking up to a vicious hangover this morning after last night’s New Jersey State League of Municipalities Convention decadent, booze-infused receptions. If you’ve never been, the Convention is just a bigger version of the New […]

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STUDY: New Jersey is America’s 16th most burdensome occupational licensing state

New Jersey has earned another dubious distinction according to the Institute for Justice.  A new study released Wednesday by that organization ranks New Jersey as the 16th worst occupational licensing law state in America. “A job and livelihood should not depend on a permission slip from the government,” said AFP-NJ State Director Erica Jedynak in a statement reacting […]

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REPORT: NJEA admits spending millions in members’ dues on politics

At a time when the NJEA and its allies are complaining about the under-funding of schools and pensions, you’d think the infamous public sector union would exercise a little fiscal prudence? Nah. There’s a new report out from NJTV’s Leah Mishkin confirming that, in the same cycle that spent an estimated $4.5 million in a failed […]

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