Bob Salman, the 79 year old Democrat State Committeeman from Marlboro, believes that Senator Vin Gopal thwarted any chance he had to join the Murphy administration when the young senator distributed an email that Salman meant for Gopal’s eyes only.
“I don’t need a job. My family doesn’t want me to work and now I probably won’t get the job,” Salman told MMM in a phone interview on Wednesday.
Salman said that the had been angling to return to the Department of Transportation, where he served as Inspector General during the McGreevey/Codey and Corzine administrations, since Governor Phil Murphy was elected last year. He told MMM that he advised the Murphy campaign and the transition on transportation issues. “I had hoped to get a high level job after Governor Murphy took office,” Salman said. “I didn’t get it. The legislation that reforms NJ Transit includes a Chief Ethics Officer, That’s not an Inspector General but it is close. Now I’m probably not going to get that.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Bob Salman, Monmouth County News, Murphy Administration, New Jersey, NJ Democratic State Committee, NJ Democrats, Robert Salman, Senator Vin Gopal, Vin Gopal | 2 Comments »
By Senator Declan O’Scanlon
The lack of government response and preparedness for the first winter storm of the season was clearly a failure,” Senator O’Scanlon said. “Although it was somewhat ameliorated by the moving target forecast, there’s no question we should have been better-prepared, and more on top of the treacherous situation as it evolved.
However, the answer for that failure is NOT to waste obscene amounts of taxpayer money by over-brining roads, every time the temperature dips below 40 degrees.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, New Jersey, News, Opinion | Tags: Brining, Murphy Administration, NJ DOT, Opinion, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Winter storm | 2 Comments »
Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty has joined the Murphy Administration as the Deputy Executive Director of the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, according to a story posted by NewJerseyGlobe.
Doherty started the job which does not require confirmation by the state Senate on Monday. His predecessor earned $175,000 per year, according to the NJGlobe report. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: March 7th, 2018 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: Belmar, Belmar Mayor Matt Doherty, Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, Governor Phil Murphy, Matt Doherty, Monmouth County News, Murphy Administration, New Jersey | 4 Comments »