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Marijuana Legalization Stalled In Trenton

Senate President Steve Sweeney announced that the proposed legislation to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey does not have the 21 votes need to pass in the Senate and will not be put to a vote today as planned.

 

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Posted: March 25th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

New Jersey is a Sanctuary State Effective Today

The Murphy Administration’s directive that New Jersey Police and Corrections Officers thwart and/or refuse to cooperate with the enforcement of federal immigration laws took effect today, according to a NJ.com report.

Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the sanctuary policies in November:

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Posted: March 15th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | 24 Comments »

Facebook tweets that they are working to resolve the issue as soon as possible

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A Gas Tax Musing

By Rosalie Avin

Rosalie Avin

In 2016, Chris Christie raised our gas taxes 23 cents on the gallon. It was “HUGE” and not in the President Trump, positive way. The people of New Jersey were angered once again by Christie’s brazen disregard for the middle class. He had shown his apathy by playing with the pensions of state employees including teachers and the police. He flaunted it by refusing to negotiate contracts in a timely fashion. The one reason this tax was accepted was the governor’s promise that the money would be directed towards infrastructure.  Our roads, tunnels and bridges were in disrepair therefore the taxpayer would finance the renewal.

Christie did not keep his word. As I drove on major routes like the Garden State, I often wondered, “Where did that money go?”

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Posted: March 13th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Gas Tax, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Welle not likely to run for local or state office

Josh Welle using free Wifi at Panera Bread in Ocean Township last month

In a podcast published last week, former congressional candidate Josh Welle said that if he runs for election again it will likely be for a national office and that it would likely be in 4-6 years.

Last December after he became the 20th Democrat to lose to Congressman Chris Smith, Welle told NJGlobe that he was considering a run for State Assembly  in the 13th district to replace retiring Assemblywoman Amy Handlin.

Monmouth County Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger received the GOP endorsement for Handlin’s seat at a convention in Freehold yesterday.  Democrats are set to endorse their candidates next Saturday.  Welle’s name is not in the mix for Assembly, according to a Democrat who doesn’t want to be known for talking to MMM. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 10th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2019 elections, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Geller to keynote Monmouth GOP convention

Adam Geller, President of National Research and one of President Donald Trump’s pollsters, told MMM that he will share insights into the national political environment heading into the 2020 presidential election, as well as insights into the impact of the Monmouth GOP makes beyond our county borders, when speaks to the annual Monmouth County Republican Nominating Convention on Saturday morning at iPlayAmerica in Freehold Township.

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Posted: March 8th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

YMCA honors Congressman Chris Smith

The New Jersey YMCA State Alliance and other NJ branches of the Young Men’s Christian Association, joined the national organization in honoring Congressman Chris Smith on Wednesday morning in Washington during their YMCA Champions Breakfast on Capitol Hill.

Smith was named a Congressional Champion for, among other things, his efforts to restore the ability of middle class taxpayers to deduct charitable contributions from their federal income taxes.

H.R. 651, a bill authored by Smith and introduced in January, would allow taxpayers to deduct 100% of their charitable deductions from their federal income taxes, even if they opt to use the standard deduction instead of itemizing their deductions. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 7th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on YMCA honors Congressman Chris Smith

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, March 8-10, 2019

By Greg Kelly

Friday, March 8

  • Mamma Mia at Axelrod PAC (Deal) – MORE INFO
  • The Source by NJ Repertory Company (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Joseph & The Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Count Basie Theatre (Red Bank) – MORE INFO
  • “All Shook Up” by CBA’s Pegasus Productions (Lincroft) – MORE INFO
  • Girl Scout Cookies Sale at Monmouth Mall (Eatontown) – MORE INFO
  • “Nunsense” at Jersey Shore Arts Center (Ocean Grove) – MORE INFO
  • “Steel Magnolias” at Monmouth U. (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • “Crazy for You” by Middletown High School – MORE INFO

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Posted: March 6th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Things to do in Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, March 8-10, 2019

Arnone Report: Freeholder Director’s update on efforts for odor mitigation and more

By Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

The first topic this week I would like to provide an update is our efforts at the Monmouth County Reclamation Center. It continues to be our mission to eliminate the odors emitted at the site.

As you may know, the County purchased an odor neutralizer that continues to be applied directly to the most critical areas, as well as other areas as needed. We will continue these efforts until the odor is under control. This remains a top priority for us at the County and we look forward to continuing an open dialogue with those impacted by this situation.

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Posted: March 4th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Arnone Report: Freeholder Director’s update on efforts for odor mitigation and more

Gopal: The courts should decide if NJ can keep Trump off the ballot if he doesn’t release tax returns

By Art Gallagher

Senator Vin Gopal

State Senator Vin Gopal said it would be up to the courts to decide if New Jersey has the right to keep a presidential candidate, President Trump or any other candidate, off the ballot in the state if they do not disclose five years of tax returns, as required by legislation he voted in favor of last week, should the bill pass in the Assembly and be signed by Governor Phil. Murphy.

Gopal reached out to object to MMM’s coverage of his vote on the bill, S119,which would also prohibit Electoral College electors from voting for a candidate who did not disclose their tax returns, regardless of how voters cast their ballots.  He objected to the use of the phrase “fellow cronies” in describing his relationships with the other Democrat senators who passed the bill last week.  He said I was inferring that he was corrupt for not wanting the the disclosure requirement to apply to him and other NJ elected officials and that I was implying that his cash purchase of his Tinton Falls office building was nefarious.

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Posted: February 26th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, News, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »