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Budget Stalemate Threatens 2018 Transportation Projects Worth $4B

Credit: Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen Governor Chris Christie on Tuesday met workers at an Interstate 95 project in Mercer County that is being funded by the Transportation Trust Fund. Gov. Chris Christie and lawmakers remained in a stalemate yesterday over the next state budget, moving another day closer to the date when the state constitution would […]


N.J. Democrats Block Sick Leave Reform (Again)

For the third time this year, Save Jerseyans, the Senate Democrats have blocked an effort to clamp down on New Jersey’s infamous sick leave payouts. S-2947 would have limited public employees’ retirement payout to $10,000 in accumulated unused sick leave. Vacation leave would be carried forwarded for one year only. S-572 sought to end “terminal […]

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Christie Keeps Pushing to Siphon Cash from Horizon to Fund Drug Treatments

Credit: Governor’s Office/Tim Larsen Gov. Chris Christie Gov. Chris Christie has not abandoned his controversial quest to secure hundreds of millions of dollars from Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield, New Jersey’s largest health insurer, to fund drug addiction programs and other healthcare needs. And negotiations with Democratic lawmakers – who have failed to embrace his […]


Christie to decide whether N.J. will tax Airbnb, online rentals

TRENTON — It’s now up to Gov. Chris Christie whether online marketplaces such as Airbnb that offer short-term housing rentals will be taxed the same way hotels are in New Jersey. The state Senate on Monday gave final legislative approval to the bill, which would allow municipalities to impose sales and use taxes, as well […]


LIVE: Christie expected to address N.J. government shutdown rumors

Governor Christie said he’d address journalists this afternoon as budget negotiations grind on under the Dome.  He was scheduled for a 1pm appearance but he’s already late… If there’s white smoke and he shows up? You’ll be able to watch him below: — ___

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Christie pardons veterans Golden, Pedersen following N.J. firearms convictions

Governor Chris Christie continued his pattern of granting clemency to victims of New Jersey’s draconian gun laws on Tuesday evening,  Save Jerseyans, pardoning two U.S. military veterans convicted of crimes after innocently carrying their lawfully-owned personal firearms into the State New Jersey from their respective home states. The first, Michael Golden of New Mexico, a […]

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Steinhardt, Oroho and Space hosting GOP fundraiser for NJ-5 prospect Sarnoski

Republicans haven’t had an easy time finding a candidate to reclaim Scott Garrett’s lost NJ-5 House seat, Save Jerseyans. An anticipated rough climate for the GOP + solid fundraising from Democrat freshman Josh Gottheimer = an expected uphill climb for any Republican challenger. Enter Jason J. Sarnoski, a Warren County freeholder, who appears to be […]

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REPORT: New Jersey is America’s 5th Worst Place to Retire

MarketWatch ran a report from LPL Financial earlier this month,  Save Jerseyans, a signing a grade to each U.S. state (+ Washington, D.C.) based on a calculated retirement index score. The analysts evaluated “public data related to health, finance, housing, employment, education, community and quality of life indicators to evaluate and rank states based on their […]

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What Happens To Your Body After You Stop Smoking Marijuana?

As America becomes more comfortable with the idea of legalizing marijuana, research shows that the number of weed smokers has never been higher. Although marijuana is relatively safe, giving up the substance can still have an effect on your mind and body. Here’s how your body changes after you stop smoking marijuana. According to LiveStrong, […]



Schepisi: Nonsense like THIS fuels New Jersey’s affordable housing dysfunction

I represent 23 municipalities located in Bergen and Passaic counties, all of which have spent hundreds of thousands of dollars on professional fees as a result of the failure and inaction of our State to provide guidance on how to comply with Court decisions on affordable housing. The largest drivers of cost result from third […]

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NJ Treasurer Pitches Plan to Use Lottery to Help Prop Up Public-Worker Pensions

Gov. Chris Christie’s state treasurer appeared before lawmakers yesterday to make an in-person pitch for the administration’s proposal to use the revenue-generating state Lottery to help prop up New Jersey’s beleaguered public-employee pension system. Whether the lawmakers decide to play along under what’s now a tight deadline for action remains to be seen. During an […]


FACT CHECK: Democrats Scheme to Leave New Jersey’s Special Needs Children in the Lurch

Sweeney and Prieto’s $171 million school funding concord unveiled earlier this week represents an attempt at achieving peace between warring Democrat political factions, Save Jerseyans. Sweeney’s faction is challenging Prieto for the speakership. The NJEA is throwing mud at Sweeney. Somehow, the Senate President and Speaker hope, agreement will breed peace heading into the November election […]

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REPORT: GOP Assemblyman Rible plans to resign

That’s the report tonight from InsiderNJ.com, Save Jerseyans. David Rible (R-30) of Wall Township, an Assembly veteran since 2007, joins a growing list of red district N.J. Republicans who opted against seeking reelection this year ahead of what’s forecasted to be a Democrat rout at the ballot box after eight years of the increasingly possible […]

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