Tag: Shutdown

ROONEY: If Murphy truly followed the data, “we’d be reopening New Jersey tomorrow”

TRENTON, N.J. – The data is in, Save Jerseyans, and there hasn’t been a spike in coronavirus positive tests or hospitalizations since many states reopened following COVID-19 lockdowns. Even New Jersey – the hardest hit state along with New York Read More

Murphy expected to address the Jersey Shore on Thursday

SEA ISLE CITY, N.J. – Jersey Shore political and business leaders are anxiously anticipating some word from Governor Murphy about easing lockdown restrictions at Thursday’s daily COVID-19 briefing. Sea Isle City Mayor and Cape May County Freeholder Board Vice Director Read More

Menendez spends shutdown partying with lobbyists, ‘Hamilton’ cast in Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Donald Trump remained in D.C. this weekend as the federal government’s partial shutdown became the longest in U.S. history. The Trumpster indicated his willingness to continue talks over the border wall funding impasse. At least 30 Read More

Smith votes to fund Homeland Security without border wall funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — New Jersey’s last Republican Congressman voted with his Democrat colleagues on Thursday afternoon. Chris Smith (R, NJ-04), who also happens to be one of the House’s longest-serving members, voted with the new Democrat majority including New Jersey’s Read More

Purple Heart Veteran’s GoFundMe campaign to build Trump’s Wall closes in on $18M

MIRAMAR, FL — A Purple Heart veteran’s effort to help fund the U.S. Southern border wall blocked by congressional Democrats is about to hit another milestone. Brian Kolfage’s GoFundMe page (www.gofundme.com/TheTrumpWall) is rapidly closing in on $18 million in donations from nearly Read More

Monmouth Democrats silent as vote to keep racetrack open during shutdown is tabled

TRENTON, N.J. — Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-13) expressed exasperation on Saturday ahead of a possible state government shutdown after Democrats tabled her proposal to keep New Jersey’s racetrack and casinos, including Monmouth Park, open even if legislators and the governor fail to Read More

Pre-shutdown, Trenton Republicans pitch spending cap and structural reforms

TRENTON, N.J. — As a deadline for a state government shutdown inched closer on Saturday, Senate Republicans decided to pitch some ideas of their own to Governor Phil Murphy in light of the failure of his own party to reach a Read More