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This N.J. candidate isn’t giving up on the gas tax fight

The vote went down last October. Neither major party gubernatorial candidate is talking repeal. But Hamilton Councilwoman and LD14 State Senate candidate Ileana Schirmer isn’t done fighting New Jersey’s uber-controversial gas tax. Linda Greenstein, the Democrat incumbent and Schirmer’s opponent, joined the majority and voted to raise our state’s gasoline tax by 23 cents per gallon.  “I’m […]

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ANALYSIS: Did Asw. DeCroce, allies spend 3-to-4 times more per vote than her closest competitor?

Governor Chris Christie took a victory lap of sorts after last Tuesday’s primaries, Save Jerseyans, touting the success of pro-gas tax hike GOP incumbents as some species of voter validation of last October’s controversial plan to shore-up the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF). “While there was a lot of tumult in some limited areas about our […]

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Big Labor Throws Bigger Money Behind Gas Tax Candidates in LD24 & 26

Remember that famous parking garage scene from All the President’s Men (1976), Save Jerseyans? “Just… follow… the money…“ Here’s an entry from today’s POLITICO‘s New Jersey Playbook by Matt Friedman (which you need to start following if you’re not already): DOGS AND CATS TOGETHER – “Labor PAC spends big in GOP primaries to aid incumbents […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: In LD26, Hank Lyon Can’t Be Bought By Special Interests

A famous American by the name of Paul Revere cried through the streets “The Red Coats are Coming! The Red Coats are Coming!” Today a new battle cry can be heard in the streets during the LD26 assembly primary, and that cry is, “[t]he special interests are coming! The special interest are coming” For you see, […]

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Cesaro Hits Back at DeCroce for ‘Hiding’ from Gas Tax Vote

Asw. Betty Lou DeCroce‘s recent mailer-delivered dual shot at opponents Morris County Freeholders John Cesaro and Hank Lyon in this year’s four-person LD26 Assembly contest drew Cesaro’s ire on Thursday. “I do understand she wants to hide the fact that she sided with the Democrats in voting to make New Jersey’s gas tax one of the highest […]

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OPINION: Assemblywoman DeCroce is a conservative

The other day, I read an opinion piece by a Mr. William Felegi which argued that Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce was not a conservative because Americans for Prosperity (AFP) had given her a “D” grade.  The writer seems to miss the fact that AFP is not a conservative organization, but rather a libertarian one. Ideologically, there is […]

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See, We Told You So: President Trump may soon validate N.J. gas tax opponents’ fears

Back in June of last year, I had a written a few articles about the ill effects of the gas tax here at Matt Rooney‘s Save Jersey Blog. I warned you how, on top of the then-proposed New Jersey gas tax increase, a proposed federal increase would raise the gas tax by $10 per barrel — about 24 […]

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OPINION: Assemblywoman DeCroce isn’t a conservative

The other day, I received a campaign flier from Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce in which she argued she’s a conservative. Her mailer attacks Morris County Freeholder and Assembly Candidate Hank Lyon as being a fraud and a person who isn’t capable of fighting the Democrats in Trenton. I find this flier humorous because Assemblywoman DeCroce is […]

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VIDEO: Furious Christie says you’re dumb if you disagree with him

Former presidential candidate Chris Christie was in rare. bitter form last night on NJ 101.5’s Ask the Governor program, Save Jerseyans, attempting to win back the hearts and minds of New Jerseyans by calling them… stupid? Sigh…. Go ahead and listen (if you can stand it): “I took the slings and arrows from people on this […]

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VIDEO: Ciattarelli Challenges Guadagno’s Gas Tax Opposition Record in New Web Ad

Another day, another N.J. GOP primary aerial bombardment…. Last October’s historic gas tax hike is likely to remain an issue in this year’s election (and appropriately so), Save Jerseyans, and Asm. Jack Ciattarelli released a new 52-second web ad on Wednesday questioning whether his gubernatorial primary opponent’s present opposition is sincere. It’s the latest salvo in a […]

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DUH! Feds Proclaim PennEast Pipeline’s ‘Limited’ Anticipated Impact

Despite the best efforts of enviroMENTALists to convince voters that the PennEast Pipeline project will end civilization as we know it in Central New Jersey, Save Jerseyans, we have more evidence that that’s not going to happen. On Friday, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released its extensive final environmental impact study for the planned 120-mile natural gas pipeline which […]

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PETITION DAY: Underdog Hayden Filing to Challenge LD24’s Oroho Over Gas Tax

As first reported by Save Jersey last week, Skylands Tea Party Vice President William “Bill” Hayden is wading into the LD24 State Senate primary to challenge veteran State Senator Steven Oroho. Hayden told us on Monday morning (the petition filing deadline) that he had collected more than the requisite number of signatures over the weekend. […]

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N.J. State Police Rib Connecticut Counterparts Over Pumping Their Own Gas

Here’s something a little bit on the light side for your Friday, Save Jerseyans…. Full-service gas is a peculiar New Jersey institution. Some politicians (including our friend Declan O’Scanlon) have proposed transitioning to self-service like most of the rest of the country but, at least for now, that’s against the law and polls suggest a strong […]

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AFP-NJ Defends Its ‘Scorecard’ Methodology

This year’s Americans for Prosperity, New Jersey (AFP-NJ) scorecard wasn’t kind to (most) supporters of last October’s massive gas tax and debt increase legislation, Save Jerseyans. Politics 101: When you don’t like the message? Kill the messenger. So we’ve heard some gnashing of teeth from a few quarters over how the scorecard is compiled. On […]

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GRADES ARE IN: AFP Flunks Gas Tax Hike Republicans on Newly-Released Scorecard

Americans for Prosperity’s New Jersey affiliate is releasing its annual legislative ratings today, Save Jerseyans, and we’ve learned that the biggest ratings changes related to Republican legislators who supported last October’s historic gas tax increase. For example, State Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) from a “B” to an “F” this year; Assemblywoman Betty Lou DeCroce fell from an “A” […]

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