Tag: Sweeney

Murphy caves, ruling out shutdown and handing tactical win to Team Norcross

TRENTON, N.J. – Phil Murphy may be governor, Save Jerseyans, but Steve Sweeney is still the capital city’s most powerful politician. That political reality was confirmed on Thursday when Murphy ruled out as government shutdown ahead of the Sunday deadline Read More

Democrats buck Murphy, unveil budget without gun fee hikes and expanded millionaire’s tax

TRENTON, N.J. – A state government shutdown just got a little more likely on Monday when the New Jersey legislature, controlled by Democrats, bucked Democrat Governor Phil Murphy and introduced its own budget devoid of Murphy priorities. Notably, legislative Democrats Read More

As rich white guys battle for control, N.J. Democrats’ rhetoric doesn’t match their reality

By Matt Rooney _ This Phil Murphy vs. George Norcross battle has a lot of layers, Save Jerseyans. The EDA/tax credit angle, the internal North vs. South and “progressive” vs. machine angle, the newcomer vs. established order angle, an ideological Read More

The redistricting amendment is dead (for now) but N.J. democracy is still on the ropes

By Matt Rooney _ That’s all for now, Save Jerseyans. The Democrat legislative leadership’s efforts to reconfigure New Jersey’s districts according to an in-name-only “fairness” standard hit a brick wall and is back on the shelf for now. Republicans complained, Read More

Democrat legislative leaders will probe Murphy Administration sexual assault allegations

TRENTON, N.J. – Democrat Senate President Steve Sweeney and Democrat Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin agreed late Tuesday to launch a ‘Select Committee on Investigation’ to probe bombshell sexual assault allegations (and a possible cover up?) plaguing the Murphy Administration. Their decision Read More