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More Proof (From a Montana Congressional Battle) That New Jersey’s Reputation is in the Toilet

So there’s a special House election in Montana this May 25th, Save Jerseyans, and as with most things in American politics these days, there’s somehow a New Jersey angle. And it ain’t a flattering one. Democrat Rob Quist, who’s a local folk musician (which somehow qualifies him to pass judgment on war, peace, health care and the […]

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Beck Warns Legislature Against Christie’s Reckless Plan to Raid Horizon’s Surplus

Governor Chris Christie‘s plan to raid Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey’s surplus (to the tune of $300 million!) to fund low income residents’ health insurance (part of his opioid crusade) is meeting stiff resistance under the dome, Save Jerseyans. A familiar Christie critic from the GOP side of the aisle spoke out in […]

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OPIOID CRISIS: Rooney Aims at Alleged Loophole in Christie’s Painkiller Reform

Is there a missing component to Gov. Chris Christie’s 5-day limit on painkiller prescriptions? One of the legislature’s newest members says maybe. “My concern is that something should be added to the new law that a prescription that isn’t completely used up must be returned before you can get a new prescription,” said Asm. Kevin Rooney […]

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N.J.’s chief justice asks ICE to stop arresting immigrants at courthouses

TRENTON — The chief justice of New Jersey’s Supreme Court is calling on federal immigration officials to stop arresting unauthorized immigrants at state courthouses, warning the practice could undermine New Jersey’s justice system. In a letter to federal Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner raised concerns over two recent arrests by Immigration […]


Kim’s right; taking back the legislature is next to impossible. Who’s brave enough to say why?

My phone was BLOWING UP on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday, Save Jerseyans, over something that the Lieutenant Governor (Kim Guadagno) said in an address to the New Jersey Bankers Association. “No matter how hard the Republicans fight his year, we will not be taking back the Legislature,” Guadagno reportedly told the audience. “We’ll take some seats, […]

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FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY ALMOST UNKNOWN AMONG NJ GUBERNATORIAL HOPEFULS

Phil Murphy, Democratic hopeful for his party’s gubernatorial nomination Financial transparency among candidates has become a key issue after Donald Trump refused to release his tax returns during his candidacy or even after he was elected. But despite the New Jersey Legislature’s calls to force online posting of future presidential candidate’s tax returns, the state’s […]


PRIMARY: Excluded N.J. GOP Candidate Wants Rival Debates

ELEC formally announced its 2017 GOP gubernatorial primary debate schedule today, Save Jersey: (1) May 9th at Stockton University streamed on Facebook live and rebroadcast on NJTV; and (2) May 18th at the Agnes Varris Studio in Newark broadcast live by NJTV, NJ Spotlight, WNET and C-SPAN. The catch? There’s a $430,000 admission threshold; that’s how much candidates need […]

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LISTEN: Rooney Joins Bill Spadea’s New Podcast To Dish On Divorce, Dating And Millennials

Here’s something a little different for fans of Save Jersey and NJ 101.5…. Last week, our Blogger-in-Chief (and favorite New Jersey divorce attorney) Matt Rooney joined radio host Bill Spadea, comedian Jay Black, and Chasing News‘s Jessica Nutt for a wide-ranging podcast discussion regarding divorce, relationships, and where millennials are going wrong in the dating arena. It was episode #3 for the […]

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Fort Lee is Marketing a Phil Murphy Town Hall Meeting

Should local government promote a partisan political event? It’s not unusual for politicians to host town hall meetings or rallies in public spaces  (like high school football stadiums or gymnasiums). It’s a little more unusual when the town actively promotes the event. Here’s the Fort Lee, New Jersey official website notice AND e-mail blast for an […]

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Guadagno Rolls Out Property Tax “Circuit Breaker” Plan

A circuit breaker acts to prevent the flow of electricity from reaching unsafe levels. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno wants to implement a similar mechanism for New Jersey’s highest-in-the-nation property taxes. Her property tax ‘circuit breaker’ unveiled Wednesday morning would kick in whenever “the school portion of a homeowner’s property tax liability exceeds 5% of their yearly household […]

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REPORT: Grand Jury Zeros In On Atlantic City?

That’s what Harry Hurley reported this morning on his WPG Talk Radio “Hurley in the Morning” program, Save Jerseyans. The revelation came from Atlantic City Councilman George Tibbitt who told Hurley that two Atlantic City Council members had recently testified before a grand jury. Tibbitt didn’t offer any other details including the identity of the council members, only […]

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Trump’s Summer White House Will Be In New Jersey

Mar-a-Lago is warming up, Save Jerseyans, which means Bedminster, New Jersey is about to become President Donald Trump’s summer White House. Politico has the full story. Some residents are apprehensive given the expected traffic and other security-related issues that hand-in-hand with presidential visits. Back in December, Rep. Leonard Lance (R, NJ-07) sought federal aid to help his district […]

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PRIMARY COLORS: Treason-Tinged Accusations Fly After Ciattarelli Camp Wins Glouco Bracketing Battle

Which campaign will do right by the long-suffering South Jersey GOP? Asked another way… which candidate has visited the least harm to date? It depends who you ask. This has been a particularly busy spring for petition challenges, Save Jerseyans, the process whereby one campaign takes another to court to challenge the quantity (or quality) of an […]

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Christie Admin: Amtrak displayed ‘total lack of concern’ for public over holiday weekend

Brian Murray, Governor Chris Christie’s press secretary, released the administration’s latest anti-Amtrak salvo on Monday following yet another highly-publicized transportation system meltdown involving a train stuck in a tunnel for hours.  “Amtrak’s failure to adequately maintain its facilities was again on display last week, as was its total lack of concern for the commuting public when […]

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