Only 67% of New Jersey adults can name the governor, according to a poll released this morning by Fairleigh Dickinson University.Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey | Tags: Fairleigh Dickinson University, FDU Poll, Governor Phil Murphy, Krista Jenkins, New Jersey | No Comments »
By Thomas DeSeno
Hello Governor! I noticed your latest bout of uncontrollable virtue signaling (you should see someone about that). You have removed the state flag of Mississippi from New Jersey’s display of all 50 49 state flags at Liberty State Park. You are predictably triggered because Mississippi’s flag bears the Second Confederate Navy Jack in the upper flagstaff canton.
So, you oppose secession of the southern states? Virtue signal received, Governor. I suspect we all knew that without rekindling the civil war or vacating amnesty given to southern soldiers.admin | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, Liberty State Park, MAGA hat, Mississippi State Flag, New Jersey, New Jersey State Flag, Opinion, Thomas DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno | 3 Comments »
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 »
Middletown Mayor Tony Perry says that if recreational marijuana is to become legal in New Jersey, that its retail sale of should be regulated like alcohol is regulated…with municipalities selling licenses and conducting background checks on the sellers.
The legislation currently under consideration in Trenton, and reportedly agreed upon by Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin amounts to an unfunded burden upon local governments, Perry said in a letter to Buena Vista Mayor Chuck Chiarello, President of the New Jersey Conference of Mayors, with copies sent to the 13th District legislators; Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywomen Amy Handlin and Serena DiMaso, as well as Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and Freeholder Director Tom Arnone.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Marijuana, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Assemblywoman Amy Handlin, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Freeholder Director Tom Arnone, Governor Phil Murphy, Legal Marijuana, Monmouth County News, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Sheriff Shaun Golden | 1 Comment »
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
“New Jersey will be expecting another winter storm today and tomorrow,” said Governor Murphy. “The safety of our residents is our top priority, and we urge everyone to be informed of weather conditions and to stay off the roads so that we are able to deploy available resources to clean the snow.”
The National Weather Service in Mt Holly issued Winter Storm Warning for Central Jersey effective at 3 p.m. Sunday through 7 a.m. on Monday morning.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County News, Mt Holly, National Weather Service, New Jersey, Snow emergency | Comments Off on Murphy Declares Storm Related State of Emergency
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 »
Art Gallagher is back on the Tommy G Show on Tuesday afternoon, January 29 at 4 PM.
Tommy’s show is always good for laughs and provocative conversation about local, state and national news. On the agenda this afternoon is discussion about the $15 minimum wage bill that Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin promoted at the press conference in Sayreville this morning.
I wouldn’t be surprised if former Governor Chris Christie’s new book which was released today also comes up in conversation.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News | Tags: Art G and Tommy G, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Tommy G Show | Comments Off on Art G and Tommy G on the radio this afternoon at 4