Tag: Declan O’Scanlon

Anti-vaxxers ruined what could’ve been an important N.J. debate. | Rooney

By Matt Rooney _ History is full of examples of generals who lost wars by fighting the wrong battles. Opponents of S2173 – the bill to curtail religious exemptions to school vaccine requirements – are on track to provide another Read More

O’Scanlon scolds Murphy for “astounding” response to sexual harassment report

HOLMDEL, N.J. – This week, Governor Phil Murphy opined that he found a widely-discussed NJ.com report on sexual harassment in the New Jersey governmental and political sectors to be “shocking,” a curious reaction which drew disbelief from anyone familiar with Read More

Op-Ed: Setting the Record Straight On My Legalized Marijuana Position

By Declan O’Scanlon _ In the ill-fated recent rush to pass legislation that would legalize, tax, and regulate recreational adult use of marijuana, my position on the legislation, and the issue, has been misunderstood and mischaracterized by some New Jersey Read More

Jersey City made its own property tax problems; this legislation would prevent future, similar disasters.

By Matt Rooney _ The chickens are coming home to roost in Jersey City, folks. It was predictable. After many years of “payment in lieu to taxes” abuse — the policy which allowed the populous North Jersey urban center to Read More

VIDEO: O’Scanlon’s plea to save the arb cap falls on deaf ears

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), who’s about to become state Senator O’Scanlon (he was elected to replace the retiring Joe Kyrillos), took to the Assembly floor on Monday night as the final legislative session before Trenton’s biannual turnover to deliver a final Read More

O’SCANLON: Failing to extend the N.J. arbitration cap will cost police, firefighter jobs

If we’re going to be honest, as effective policy makers it’s incumbent upon us to do the hard work, master the facts and policy nuances before us, and present cogent proposals to the public and the legislature. This list of Read More

O’Scanlon’s Bill Allowing Minors To Register As Organ Donors Passes In Assembly

A bill sponsored by Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon that would allow minors as young as 14 years old register as organ donors was passed overwhelmingly, 74-0, in the Assembly on Thursday.  Currently, the youngest a person can register as a organ Read More