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O’Scanlon: Murphy’s $54 million childcare subsidy proves minimum wage hike hurts struggling families

Senator Declan O’Scanlon said that $54 million of new subsidies announced by Governor Phil Murphy to cover the rising cost of childcare due to an increased minimum wage highlights the pain caused by government mandated wage policies to both families and taxpayers.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – raising the minimum wage sounds lovely in theory but stings in reality,” O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) said. “While this $54 million childcare subsidy may seem great for a few qualifying families that are struggling to afford childcare, there are many other low- and middle-income families that won’t get a penny of help as their cost of living rises as a direct result of Governor Murphy’s minimum wage increases. The simple fact is that most New Jersey families will be stuck shelling out more of their hard-earned money for a variety of services, including childcare, which have become less affordable as costs have been driven higher by expensive government mandates.”

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Posted: September 13th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Murphy’s $54 million childcare subsidy proves minimum wage hike hurts struggling families

The Murphys and Bon Jovis Holding Cory2020 Fundraiser This Weekend

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.

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Posted: March 22nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, Cory Booker, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , | 17 Comments »

Middletown Mayor Blasts Murphy For Cutting Suburban School Funding

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden issues the Oath of Office to Middletown Mayor Tony Perry while Allannah Perry holds the Bible.  January 1, 2019

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…”

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Posted: March 5th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown Mayor Blasts Murphy For Cutting Suburban School Funding

O’Scanlon Responds to Murphy’s Budget

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.

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Posted: March 5th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, News, NJ Senate Republicans, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon Responds to Murphy’s Budget

Murphy’s 2020 Budget Address Live At 2PM

Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his second budget address this afternoon at 2PM.  Watch it here courtesy of NJTV and YouTube.

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Posted: March 5th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Murphy’s 2020 Budget Address Live At 2PM

Monmouth Poll: New Jersey has mixed feelings for Phil Murphy

Governor Murphy and Howell Democrats, Mayor Theresa Burger and Councilman John
Howell Councilman John Bonevich,

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.

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Posted: February 12th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Monmouth Poll: New Jersey has mixed feelings for Phil Murphy

State Owned Bank and Legal Weed: Perfect Together?

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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.

As Hernandez noted in his tweet, the Murphy’s public bank idea has not gotten much attention since his 2017 campaign. So why now?

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Posted: February 5th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Marijuana, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

More than 75% of accountants say Murphy’s budget will do long term damage to NJ’s economy

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

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. 

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Posted: July 23rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments »

Guadagno: Murphy’s $2 billion spending increase is insane but not a surprise

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!”

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Posted: July 12th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Kim Guadagno, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | 9 Comments »

NJ Government Shutdown Likely

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: | Filed under: New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , | 1 Comment »