Governor Chris Christie told reporters this morning that he voted for Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno in the Republican gubernatorial primary this morning, according to a report in PolticoNewJersey.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections, 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, New Jersey | Tags: 2017 GOP primary, 2017 Gubernatorial race, Governor Chris Christie, Kim Guadango, New Jersey | Comments Off on Christie votes for Guadagno
Hisashi K.D. Pompey, Marine veteran from Virginia convicted under New Jersey’s draconian gun laws of Unlawful Possession of a Weapon, will not have to report to State Prison on Monday. Governor Chris Christie commuted Pompey’s sentence to time served today.
Pompey was arrested on December 16, 2011 and convicted in 2013, according to the Governor’s Order. According to published reports, Pompey brought his gun, which was licensed in his home state of Virginia, into a Fort Lee nightclub. A friend took the gun from the Marine’s holster. No shots were fired and no one was injured.
Pompey was facing a 5 year prison term with a provision that he serve a minimum of three years.
Pompey’s application for a full pardon is still under review by the Governor’s Office, according to Chief Counsel Gregory Acquaviva’s letter to his attorney, Evan Nappen of Eatontown.Posted: April 14th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Gun Rights, Guns, New Jersey | Tags: Evan Nappen, Governor Chris Christie, Gun Rights, Hisashi K.D. Pompey, New Jersey Gun Laws | 3 Comments »
In 2014, Doherty wrote a letter endorsing the work of Foward New Jersey, a coalition of unions and other special interest groups who will collect the $2 million per mile construction costs that the $.23 per gallon gas tax will fund. Forward New Jersey has been lobbying for the gas tax increase for almost two years and is waging a social media campaign to counter the grass-roots opposition to the tax increase as you are reading this article. Doherty’s letter can be found here.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Belmar, Gas Tax, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: AshBritt, Belmar, Dirty Doherty, Forward New Jersey, ForwardNewJersey, Gas Tax, Governor Chris Christie, Lawless Matt Doherty, Maggie Moran, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, NJ Gas Tax, NJ Transportation Trust Fund, Transportation Trust Fund | Comments Off on Doherty’s long term support for the gas tax increase, toll hikes and other profitable ventures
That day that Freeholder John Curley called Governor Christie a mother f’er, and other Bridgegate news
NEWARK– The governor’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs was supposed to be an outreach office–a one-stop shop for mayors, local officials and civic leaders seeking assistance from the state. But as Gov. Chris Christie’s 2013 re-election campaign ramped up, the agency took on another role. It became a virtual arm of the campaign, using public resources to… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 5th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Bridgegate, John Curley, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Bridgegate, Christopher Stark, Freeholder John P. Curley, Governor Chris Christie, John Curley, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | 1 Comment »
Senator Jennifer Beck renewed her opposition to a $.23 per gallon hike on the New Jersey gas tax and said that the deal struck between Governor Chris Christie, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto is a recycled version of previous legislation that thousands of New Jersey drivers rallied against.
“Residents, drivers and commuters rallied against this $2 billion gas tax plan the first time it was proposed in June,” said Beck. “Offering a recycled plan that tinkers around the edges doesn’t change the fact that the public massively opposes a 23 cent per gallon gas tax hike. I will continue to stand up and fight for the vast majority of the people of New Jersey who oppose this tax increase.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Gas Tax, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Governor Chris Christie, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ Gas Tax, Senate President Steve Sweeney | 3 Comments »
Governor Chris Christie announced this afternoon that he has ordered the State Treasurer to fund transportation projects that are absolutely essential for the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the people of the State of New Jersey, or that are required to ensure the receipt of federal funding.
The Governor’s announcement comes as the Transportation Trust Fund is on the verge of running out of money. The legislature failed to pass a funding mechanism for the fund by June 30th. Christie subsequently shut down all non-essential projects and those not at risk of losing federal funding.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Gas Tax, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: Executive Order 213, Governor Chris Christie, NJ Gas Tax, NJ State Budget, NJ Transportation Trust Fund | 1 Comment »
TRENTON — In the ongoing road funding battle, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee on Friday advanced legislation raising the tax on gasoline sold in New Jersey by 23 cents and offering tax breaks to seniors, veterans and the working poor. But the vote — 8-4 with one abstention — could be in vain if Democrats… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 30th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Gas Tax, New Jersey | Tags: Gas Tax, Governor Chris Christie, NJ Legislature, NJ Transportation Trust Fund, TTF | 1 Comment »
With transportation funding negotiations deadlocked, County has plan to restart Shark River dredging
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.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Chris Christie, Gas Tax, Jennifer Beck, Joe Kyrillos, Monmouth County News, Tom Arnone | Tags: Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Gas Tax, Governor Chris Christie, Monmouth County News, NJ Legislature, NJ Transportation Trust Fund, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Jennifer Beck, Senator Joe Kyrillos, Shark River, Shark River Dredging, TTF | Comments Off on With transportation funding negotiations deadlocked, County has plan to restart Shark River dredging
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Mike Doherty, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democrats, Vin Gopal | Tags: Assemblyman Dave Rible, Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Dirty Doherty, Freeholder John Curley, Governor Chris Christie, Lawless Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Monmouth Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal, Monmouth Democrats, Senator Jennifer Beck, Senator Joe Kyrillos, Vin Gopal | 6 Comments »
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: admin | Filed under: News, NJ Judiciary | Tags: Governor Chris Christie, Judge David F. Bauman, Monmouth County News, NJ Supreme Court, Senate President Steve Sweeney | 1 Comment »