N.J. Democratic hopefuls hint at post-Christie Mega Tax Increases

“investment ” = tax increases and taxpayer giveaways

NOVEMBER 26, 2015, 10:21 PM    LAST UPDATED: THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2015, 10:27 PM

For nearly six years, Governor Christie has presented himself as the last line of defense between Democrats and taxpayers’ wallets, resisting spending increases and vetoing “more tax increases than […]

By |November 28th, 2015|Trenton|17 Comments

New Jersey’s High Taxes and Anti Business climate have curtailed philanthropic giving

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Americans for Prosperity: Benevolence, The Latest Victim of NJ’s High Taxes

New Jersey Ranks 46th in the Nation for Charitable Giving

Ridgewood NJ,  New Jersey’s confiscatory tax climate is responsible for the highest property taxes and worst business climate in the country, but it is also having another deleterious effect. Today, New Jersey […]

By |November 25th, 2015|Trenton|1 Comment

Is O’Toole selling Out?

Sweeney, O’Toole Discuss Bipartisanship in Newark

It seems that South Jersey-based Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-3) is continuing his charm offensive in the northern part of the state as he continues to angle for a likely 2017 gubernatorial run. Today, Sweeney joined Republican Senator Kevin O’Toole (R-40) for an event at Newark’s North Ward Center to […]

By |November 25th, 2015|Trenton|3 Comments

Which political party has the trust of N.J. voters to fix the state?


If you needed further proof that this is the era of the political outsider, a new poll shows nearly half of New Jersey voters lack confidence in either major political party to solve the state’s problems. Claude Brodesser-Akner, Read more

By |November 24th, 2015|Trenton|3 Comments

N.J. has worst business tax climate in U.S., study finds

“It takes a certain kind of stupidity to find yourself ranked dead last” Reader
New Jersey’s high property and income taxes contribute to its standing as the nation’s least attractive tax climate for businesses, according to a Washington tax policy group’s annual ranking of the 50 states. Samantha Marcus, Read more

By |November 21st, 2015|Trenton|4 Comments

Assembly Women Holly Schepisi (R-Bergen LD 39) wants changes to the illegal immigrant N.J. driver’s license bill to make New Jersey Safer

November 17,2015
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Ridgewood NJ, When the Homeland Security Committee for NJ met to discuss a bill which would provide undocumented immigrants living in NJ with drivers licenses. Here is an article on the hearing and some of my concerns. Holly Schepisi asked her constituents for feedback.

Critics also argued that enacting the […]

By |November 19th, 2015|Trenton|1 Comment

Christie to Obama: New Jersey will not accept Syrian refugees

NOVEMBER 17, 2015, 1:40 PM    LAST UPDATED: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2015, 4:53 PM

Governor Christie on Tuesday officially notified President Obama that he will not accept any Syrian refugees following last weekend’s terrorist attacks in Paris, citing a “broken federal monitoring system” and the “very real threat” of an […]

By |November 18th, 2015|Trenton|3 Comments

Cannabis Legalization Back on the Agenda at Senate Hearing


Given all that it took to get a medical marijuana program up and running in New Jersey, you might think that the idea of legalizing recreational use of cannabis would be low on the list of agenda items for lawmakers here. But, with states like Colorado and Oregon showing that legalization can prove to be […]

By |November 17th, 2015|Trenton|0 Comments

N.J. Democrats vow to wipe out Christie veto of bill to boost voting

making sure the dead still vote Democrat

Barely 26 hours after Gov. Chris Christie vetoed a bill intended to overhaul New Jersey’s voting system and boost voter participation, Democratic lawmakers from both chambers met in a rare joint caucus to chart a new course. Samantha Marcus, Read more

By |November 12th, 2015|Trenton|1 Comment

NJ Dems Move Forward with Drivers’ License Option for illegal aliens

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Dems Move Forward with Drivers’ License Option for Undocumented Workers

Democratic lawmakers want to pass legislation that would make it legal for undocumented workers in the state of New Jersey to obtain driver’s licenses. Max Pizarro, PolitickerNJ Read more

By |November 10th, 2015|Trenton|2 Comments