Tag: phil murphy

Schepisi cries foul, vows law change after Murphy hires ex-official who took bribes

TRENTON, N.J. – The Murphy Administration’s decision to hire a former Passaic councilman convicted (and imprisoned) for bribery is raising eyebrows and has one Bergen County legislator speaking out. “I believe in second chances, but not when it comes to Read More

REPORT: Murphy just hired an ex-councilman who did jail time for bribery

TRENTON, N.J. — Crime apparently pays, and pretty well, at least in the administration of Governor Phil Murphy, Save Jerseyans. On Monday night, Politico New Jersey‘s Matt Friedman reported that former Democrat Passaic City Council member Marcellus Jackson has landed a $70,000 position Read More

The natural opposition to a $15 minimum wage for N.J. is divided

TRENTON, NJ — Next summer? Jersey Jersey small business owners may need to pay teenagers $15 per hour to flip burgers, sweep floors, and hawk sunglasses on our state’s boardwalks. Thousands of workers in all 21 counties may find their hours Read More

OPINION: Jersey Shore Slammed by Hurricane Murphy

By David Frank _ Why does Phil Murphy hate small-business owners so much? The recent budget crisis may have averted a shutdown but the cost of the “solution” will be borne by thousands of people that rent and own vacation Read More

REPORT: New Jersey’s job market is in worse shape than it appears

TRENTON, N.J. — The United States economy is roaring and helping Americans find jobs but, here in New Jersey, there is weakness beneath the surface. The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development recently celebrated New Jersey’s 4.2% unemployment Read More

As expected, IRS throws cold water on Phil Murphy’s SALT workaround scheme

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The IRS isn’t messing around with blue states trying to circumvent the new tax law. On Thursday, the federal government’s tax enforcement arm issued a long-expected missive explaining that the workarounds adopted by states like New Jersey to Read More

Murphy will veto plastic bag tax… because the environmentalists want a full ban?

SPARTA, N.J. – Remember that 5-cent single-use plastic bag tax the state legislature passed back in the spring? Governor Phil Murphy is prepared to veto it, but not because he’s adverse to new taxes. Reportedly, the real reason is opposition from New Read More