Tag: pennacchio

TUESDAY: Trenton Democrats move to save corrupt vote-by-mail ballot law

TRENTON, N.J. – Assembly Democrats will face the voters this November, but they don’t trust their coalition to show up at the polls. They’re racing to reverse a decision by Governor Phil Murphy’s Division of Elections requiring voters who requested Read More

Are Rutgers students and taxpayers paying more for “settlements, buyouts and golden parachutes”?

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Tuition is on the rise at Rutgers University again, Save Jerseyans, to the tune of 2.3% for the 2018-2019 academic year. What, exactly, are students paying for? On Monday, state Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) unloaded on Read More

Pennacchio compares Murphy’s shopping bag tax to Florio’s toilet paper tax

TRENTON, N.J. — State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) isn’t just calling on Governor Phil Murphy to veto the recent 5 cent paper and plastic bag tax passed by New Jersey’s legislature. He’s also planning to introduce legislation to repeal it if Read More

Lance to Murphy: Get Going On State-Level SALT Fix!

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) put pen to paper this week, sending Governor Phil Murphy (D-N.J.) a formal letter requesting a repeal of New Jersey’s long-standing $10,000 property tax deduction limit on all state income tax filings.  “Capping taxpayers’ deductions Read More

NJ-11 UPDATES: Pennacchio drops out, Webber drops endorsements

There were two major developments in today’s NJ-11 primary race, Save Jerseyans. (1) State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) passed on entering the contest. (2) His district mate, Jay Webber (R-26), dropped a large list of district endorsers forty-eight hours after Read More

PENNACCHIO: Disingenuous to complain about SALT when N.J.’s state property tax deduction is also capped at $10k

State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) appears to be the rare New Jersey politician who, like Rep. Tom MacArthur (R, NJ-03), is willing to point out that an equitable tax reform effort’s greatest stumbling block isn’t Washington but Trenton. The Morris County dentist Read More

N.J. Senator: Murphy should not “pay for legal pot with people’s lives”

Incoming N.J. Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19) recently surprised some observers by throwing cold water on marijuana legalization, telling state media that “[a]s with any bill — particularly any bill that would create something new — I think the devil is Read More

LD26 Republicans warn against “reckless” Murphy tax increases

A brand new annual report titled Financial State of the States from the think tank ‘Truth in Accounting’ assigns an F grade to New Jersey. You can guess why, Save Jerseyans…. Taxes which remain America’s most burdensome. On Thursday afternoon, Read More