Trenton NJ, Senator Holly Schepisi (R-39) issued the following statement criticizing Governor Murphy and Democrats for failing to put New Jerseyans ahead of illegal immigrants as New York City’s migrant crisis poses larger problems for the Garden State.
River Vale NJ, Senator Holly Schepisi (R-39) released the following statement after news broke of Connecticut’s Governor withdrawing his plan to mandate future electric vehicle purchases by 2035 after bi-partisan pushback from Connecticut’s Legislative Regulation Review Committee.
Hackensack NJ, earlier this week Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced his office will be ensuring election integrity by addressing voting rights or civil rights violations. Just hours later, the Bergen County Democrats nominated Thomas Padilla to the Bergen County Board of Elections. The appointment is ultimately made by Governor Phil Murphy.
Trenton NJ, Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco and Senate Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon slammed Governor Murphy for avoiding real issues like the affordability crisis in New Jersey after a new report ranked New Jersey as the worst state on the 2024 State Business Tax Climate Index.
Atlantic City NJ, after a female Pygmy whale stranded itself on a beach on LBI Tuesday morning, the 14th on the Jersey Shore since December. A NJBIZ survey found that just over half of residents (54%) are in favor of developing wind farms off the state’s coast versus 40% who oppose them. That’s a stark plunge in support from a 2019 Monmouth poll on this topic, when favorability stood at 76% with just 15% opposed. From 2008 to 2011, that support was more than 80%.
Trenton NJ, Senator Ed Durr announced today in a statement that he intends to join as a sponsor on a parental rights notification bill that Senate Republicans are planning to introduce in response to recent lawsuits filed against several New Jersey schools over their parental notification policies.
Ridgewood NJ, electric vehicle skeptics have frequently argued that the manufacturing and disposal of battery-electric vehicles like Teslas as well as reliance on coal to generate the electricity that powers them leaves EVs with a larger carbon footprint than nonelectric vehicles. Unfortunately, there is a dearth of studies that have tried to approve or disapprove this notion. But finally, the Manhattan Institute has compiled a comprehensive report ( https://manhattan.institute/article/electric-vehicles-for-everyone-the-impossible-dream ) that compares lifetime greenhouse gas emissions of EVs vs. ICEs by looking at dozens of parameters and data points.
Trenton NJ, Governor Murphy signs off on another “Crazy Eddie” budget for New Jersey. The New Jersey Senate and Assembly passed the FY24 Budget along party lines late this afternoon. The budget, a record $54.3 billion.
Ocean City NJ, Senator Anthony M. Bucco and Senator Declan O’Scanlon said it’s time to undo some mistakes that were made with juvenile criminal justice reforms to help New Jersey stay safe this summer.
Ridgewood NJ, The Federal Highway Administration approved the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s plan to add a controversial toll (congestion pricing) around Manhattan’s central business district. A group of Congress members from New Jersey both Democrats and Republicans – called on New York Governor Kathy Hochul to cancel the plan, saying that it will “impose significant new costs” on New Jersey commuters and families. The signees included Reps. Thomas Kean Jr., Frank Pallone Jr., Bill Pascrell Jr., Donald Payne Jr., Mikie Sherrill, Jeff Van Drew and Bonnie Watson Coleman.
New Brunswick NJ, a week after Governor Murphy’s big “framework deal ” announcement Rutgers faculty and adjuncts are still without a contract. Union members say that they are growing more frustrated. Union members were on strike for about a week before they agreed to go back to the classroom amid a tentative deal. But with no permanent deal in place, and union members are again requesting help from Governor Phil Murphy.