Steve Sweeney

Sweeney wants a $15 minimum wage… but explains why it wouldn’t work for N.J. kids or farmers?

Here’s all the proof you need that these legislators — almost all of them — are completely full of crap. Totally and shamelessly. Senate President Steve Sweeney was the world’s biggest $15 per hour minimum wage backer when he was still running for N.J. Governor next year, Save Jerseyans. The formerly centrist rural South Jerseyan […]

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GOP House campaign celebrates “Norcross’s Waterloo” as Sweeney exits Dem shadow primary

It’s been quite a week in N.J. politics. What presidential election? Right?? The gas tax fight is only one story. Election 2017 is already shaping up with the Dem primary over and the GOP primary officially getting underway. And while Goldman Sachs alum and former Ambassador Phil Murphy‘s early Democrat gubernatorial primary triumph this week will […]

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#MakeTheCuts, Senator Sweeney!

By Bill Spadea | The Daily Point He’s a union boss and a politician who has greatly benefited from the millions of dollars of public union political spending.  He’s the leader of the New Jersey State Senate.  He’s accusing the same unions who made his rise to power in Trenton possible of extortion.  Wait, what? […]

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N.J. Democrats lay blame on police hours before Baton Rouge

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Sunday brought yet another round of deadly violence in what is beginning to look like a guerrilla war against America’s police, Save Jerseyans. Baton Rouge won’t be the end of it all, either, for however long as members of the media and our elected officials continue to openly […]

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Sweeney’s hometown would gain 58% more per student under “unjust” Christie plan

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog “This plan is unfair, it is unjust and it is blatantly unconstitutional,” Senate President Stephen Sweeney (D-Gloucester) declared in a joint statement with Senate Education Committee Chairwoman Theresa Ruiz (D-Essex) issued following the announcement of Chris Christie‘s ‘Fairness Formula’ designed to equalize state K-12 school aid on Tuesday. Senator Sweeney’s neighbors […]


A.C. GOP Councilman Kurtz: Christie-Sweeney takeover plan is “poison”

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog Our friend Jesse Kurtz (the freshman Republican – and only Republican on Atlantic City council) held his first town hall meeting on Saturday, Save Jerseyans. It’s worth a listen given his fresh, articulate, and brutally honest first-person assessment of the ongoing tug-of-war between first-term GOP Mayor Don […]


Booker should bark at Sweeney, not McConnell, over judges

By Alyssa LaFage | The Save Jersey Blog Will someone give a call to Cory Booker (D-Twitter) and let him know his partisanship is showing? It’s embarrassing, Save Jerseyans. Booker has a lot of nerve hounding Mitch McConnell over not holding a confirmation hearing on an Obama nominee for the Supreme Court – Merrick B. […]

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Even ardent gun haters should be bored of this veto override nonsense

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog It’s one of those times when even the most ardent but fair liberal can’t dismiss my complaints on account of partisanship, Save Jerseyans! At least without looking ridiculous. Late last month, The Asbury Park Press – not Save Jersey or The Daily Caller – vented its frustration with […]

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Rooney talks override vote on NJ 101.5: “Attacking gun owners is like cat nip”

By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog The morning after Steve Sweeney led a politically-motivated override of Governor Christie’s gun bill veto, Save Jerseyans, our Blogger-in-Chief and favorite Garden State attorney Matt Rooney returned to NJ 101.5 for Friday morning drive time to name names and stand up for common sense with the great Bill Spadea. LISTEN: _____ You can hear/read […]


Kean mocks Sweeney, Senate Dems for planning to plan… eventually.

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Senate GOP Leader Tom Kean is famous for sharing his father’s amiable demeanor, Save Jerseyans, but when Steve Sweeney and his caucus made plans on Monday to introduce economic plans (?), the Westfield Republican couldn’t contain himself. “In late April, after touring the state for months to meet with […]

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Is Sweeney the best guy to help counties save money? Hardly.

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Steve Sweeney and a gaggle of New Jersey state senators (Democratic and Republican) pitched a number of legislative proposals on Thursday afternoon which they say will help New Jersey’s 21 counties raise revenues. The multi-bill package includes S3169, legislation which if signed into law would permit counties to […]

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UPDATE: West Deptford approves Sweeney-inspired picketing ordinance

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog Did the First Amendment take it on the chin tonight in West Deptford, Save Jerseyans? An ordinance which we were the first to report on last month attained final passage Wednesday night following a strict 3-to-2 party-line vote. Henceforth, protesters can’t picket within 100 feet of residential properties […]

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Carol Bowne protesters walk sidewalk in front of Sweeney’s home

By Matt Rooney | The Save Jersey Blog You won’t hear wall-to-wall coverage about it on the nightly news, Save Jerseyans, and it wasn’t as dramatic as other recent televised protests, but a group of about two-dozen New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS) members loaded up with their signs and demonstrated in front of Senate President Steve […]

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Sweeney extends anti-consumer restraint of trade with kibosh on self-serve gas

By Scott St. Clair | The Save Jersey Blog Michael Hahn’s Star-Ledger op-ed in support of lifting the ban on self-service gas was right on the money. Let New Jerseyans decide in the marketplace if they want to save on gas by pumping it themselves. As columnist Paul Mulshine noted, the ban was born of […]

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