Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy will be joined by Dorothea and Jon Bon Jovi in headlining a high dollar fundraiser for Senator Cory Booker’s 2020 presidential campaign on Sunday, according to a copy of the invitation to the event obtained by MMM.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, Cory Booker, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy | Tags: 2020 Presidential Politics, Cory2020, Dorothea Bon Jovi, Governor Phil Murphy, Jon Bon Jovi, Monmouth County News, Sen Cory Booker, Tammy Murphy | 17 Comments »
During his budget address on Tuesday afternoon, Governor Phil Murphy bragged that in 2018 the state “began the process of finally fulfilling our obligations to our public schools…”
Not so fast, Governor, says Middletown Mayor Tony Perry: Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 5th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy | Tags: 2020 Budget Address, Governor Phil Murphy, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Tony Perry | Comments Off on Middletown Mayor Blasts Murphy For Cutting Suburban School Funding
Senator Declan O’Scanlon, (R-Monmouth), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, make the following remarks in response to Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed budget:
Watch O’Scanlon deliver his remarks:
“This budget won’t lift up the middle class. It will leave generations of New Jersey residents with no hope for a prosperous future.
“Even if the Governor’s rosy projections – of both revenue and savings – are accurate, we are still only a fraction of the way out of the hole we’re in.
“We can’t tax our way out of this mess. Without major reforms, it is a very real possibility that young public workers won’t even have a pension by the time they retire.
“I urge Governor Murphy to come to the table and hammer out a compromise with us. There is no other option,” Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) said.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, News, NJ Senate Republicans, Phil Murphy | Tags: 2020 Budget Address, Budget Address, Declan O'Scanlon, Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Senator Declan O'Scanlon | Comments Off on O’Scanlon Responds to Murphy’s Budget
Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his second budget address this afternoon at 2PM. Watch it here courtesy of NJTV and YouTube.Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy | Tags: Budget Address, Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Comments Off on Murphy’s 2020 Budget Address Live At 2PM
Governor Phil Murphy’s net approval rating has declined 13% after his first year in office and he is less popular than Governors Christie and Corzine were at this stage of their terms, according to a new Monmouth University Poll released this morning.
“Murphy started his term with greater public goodwill than his recent predecessors, but he has now fallen behind them. The most troubling result may be the large number of his fellow Democrats who continue to take a wait-and-see attitude. It seems he has yet to score a defining win with his base despite spending a significant amount of energy pushing a progressive agenda,” said Patrick Murray, director of the independent Monmouth University Polling Institute.admin | Filed under: New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: Monmouth Poll, Monmouth Poll. Patrick Murray, New Jersey, Patrick Murray, Phil Murphy | Comments Off on Monmouth Poll: New Jersey has mixed feelings for Phil Murphy
On his Ask the Governor show on public radio last night, Governor Phil Murphy said he has a big meeting today about his idea to create a state owned bank, according to reporter Joe Hernandez.
.@GovMurphy says he has a big meeting tomorrow on his idea to create a public bank in N.J. which hasn’t gotten much attention since his campaign
— Joe Hernandez (@byJoeHernandez) February 5, 2019
As Hernandez noted in his tweet, the Murphy’s public bank idea has not gotten much attention since his 2017 campaign. So why now?Art Gallagher | Filed under: Marijuana, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: Ask the Governor, Governor Phil Murphy, Legal weed, New Jersey, Recreational marijuana, State Bank | 1 Comment »
The New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants surveyed its members regarding the impact New Jersey’s new state budget would have on the state’s economy. More than 75% of the 921 CPA’s surveyed said that the budget signed by Governor Phil Muphy would have a negative impact on the economy, according to an article at NJCPA.com
Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Phil Murphy | Tags: Murphy's budget, Murphy's taxes, New Jersey, NJ State Budget, NJ Taxes | 6 Comments »
Thirty-nine percent felt the economy would get “marginally worse,” and 37 percent said it would get “significantly worse.” Fourteen percent said it would have no impact, and only 10 percent said the economy would get either “marginally better” or “significantly better” under the new budget.
Former Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno appeared on the Tommy G Show yesterday during which she said that the $2 billion in spending increases and $1.5 billion in new state taxes are insane but that no one should be surprised.
Guadagno said that moderate Democrats who are now calling for spending cuts “sound like Republicans, that’s what we’ve been saying all along!”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Phil Murphy | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, Kim Guadagno, New Jersey, NJ State Budget, Tommy G Show | 9 Comments »
Governor Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin were unable to agree on how much pain to impose on New Jersey taxpayers after four hours of negotiating today, meaning that New Jersey’s state government will very likely shutdown at midnight tomorrow.
InsiderNJ is reporting that Sweeney and Coughlin cancelled the legislative sessions that were to have occurred on Saturday, and schedule session for Monday. Senator Declan O’Scanlon told MMM that he had not yet been informed of a schedule change. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 29th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey, NJ Government Shutdown | 1 Comment »
The Democrat debate in Trenton over which taxes to raise on New Jersey residents and by how much ended last evening with no deal. Voting sessions scheduled for today in the Assembly and the Senate where cancelled. Legislators were told to report to Trenton on Saturday.
If Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin do not make a deal that is approved by the legislature by midnight on Saturday, New Jersey’s state government will shutdown for the second consecutive year.
Governor Murphy wants to increase income taxes on millionaires and the sales tax on everybody. Sweeney and Coughlin want to raise taxes on businesses to the highest in the nation, expand the sales tax to internet purchases, real estate sales, and impose a new tax on vacation rental homes and Airbnb rentals.Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Phil Murphy, Stephen Sweeney | Tags: Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey, New Jersey Legislature, news, NJ State Budget, Senate President Steve Sweeney | 1 Comment »