With transportation funding negotiations deadlocked, County has plan to restart Shark River dredging

IMG_1125 (800x533)Freeholder Director Tom Arnone said he will announce a plan to restart the Shark River dredging project Wednesday morning at the Shark River Marina in Neptune Township.

The project, which had restarted on schedule on July 1 was halted at midnight on July 8 when Governor Christie’s executive order halting projects funded by the Transportation Trust Fund took effect.

The legislature failed to pass TTF funding with a $.23 per gallon gas tax on June 30th. The Senate’s plan was to increase the gas tax while phasing out the estate tax and reducing income taxes on retirees.  Christie and the Assembly agreed on a bill that would have raised the gas tax and reduced the sales tax from 7% to 6%.  Senate President Steve Sweeny and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto agreed to pass a revised version of the Senate’s original bill last week.  Yesterday, Christie said the Democrats plan is “dead on arrival.”

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Posted: July 26th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Gas Tax, Jennifer Beck, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Gopal Declares War On Monmouth County Legislators

Snapshot 2 (5-26-2016 10-48 AM)Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, speaking at his “Chairman’s Ball” fundraiser in Neptune last night, declared that he is targeting every Monmouth County Republican seat in the legislature in the 2017 election, according to a report on PolitickerNJ.

Gopal singled out Senator Joe Kyrillos, Senator Jennifer Beck and Assemblymen Declan O’Scanlon and Dave Rible in his remarks.

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Posted: July 21st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Mike Doherty, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments »

Sweeney slaps down Christie over N.J. Supreme Court nominee

Senate President Steve Sweeney. file photo by Art Gallagher

Senate President Steve Sweeney. file photo by Art Gallagher

TRENTON — State Senate President Stephen Sweeney said Tuesday he will not give a hearing to Gov. Chris Christie’s new nominee to the state Supreme Court — the latest standoff in a feud between New Jersey’s top leaders that has suddenly been reignited. On Monday, Christie made the surprise announcement that he is nominating a fellow… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 1st, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: News, NJ Judiciary | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

Is Christie or Obama to blame for N.J. getting so little Sandy aid?

20121031q_BObamaWASHINGTON — New Jersey’s U.S. House delegation split along party lines in questioning whether Gov. Chris Christie or the Obama administration’s Department of Housing and Urban Development was at fault for the state getting just $15 million of a $1 billion program carved out of funds originally earmarked for Hurricane Sandy aid. The six Democratic lawmakers… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: February 3rd, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Hurricane Sandy, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

State of the State 2016

Governor Chris Christie will deliver his State of the State address in Trenton at 3 p.m. this afternoon.

The address, and NJTV’s coverage can be viewed live here:

Posted: January 12th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey | Tags: , , | Comments Off on State of the State 2016

Compromise Reached on North Jersey Casino Gambling Measure

casino_gamesGovernor Chris Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto announced this afternoon that a compromised had been reached over two competing proposals to amend the New Jersey Constitution to allow casino gambling in northern New Jersey.

The compromise requires that, should New Jersey voters approve the proposed Constitutional amendment in November, that the new licensees be required to invest at least $1 billion in constructing new casinos and to impose a timeline on the licensees to build the new casinos.

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Posted: January 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, NJ Constitution, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christie Press Conference Live @ 2:45

Governor Chris Christie announced at 2PM that he will hold a press conference at his Trenton office at 2:45 this afternoon.

View the recording here:

Posted: January 11th, 2016 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

NJ Pipeline Pushed Through Without a Vote

SJ_pinelands_pipeline3A plan for a 22-mile gas pipeline through the protected Pinelands in New Jersey quietly dodged a major obstacle Friday. The proposed South Jersey Gas pipeline had been rejected two years ago by the Pinelands Commission. But the commission’s executive director, an appointee of pro-pipeline Gov. Chris Christie, told commissioners that the pipeline doesn’t need their… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: August 16th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on NJ Pipeline Pushed Through Without a Vote

‘Fallen heroes’ honored at N.J. law enforcement memorial service

assetContentNEPTUNE – Members of law enforcement from across the state gathered Tuesday at The Great Auditorium to honor and remember five officers who died in the line of duty over the past year. During the ceremony, acting state Attorney General John Jay Hoffman said that while his heart was heavy with the loss of the officers,… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 19th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Law Enforcement, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Ocean Grove, Police | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on ‘Fallen heroes’ honored at N.J. law enforcement memorial service

Christie sends N.J. State Police to Maryland amid riots

assetContent (2)TRENTON — New Jersey is sending 150 State Police troopers to Maryland to help restore order in Baltimore after riots erupted in the city, Gov. Chris Christie announced Tuesday. Christie ordered a State Police “assessment team” to Maryland after he spoke with Gov. Larry Hogan Monday evening, Christie announced on his Twitter account. Additional troopers, including… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: April 28th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Christie sends N.J. State Police to Maryland amid riots