Murphy cancels his ‘Ask the Governor’ appearance on NJ Public Radio

Governor Phil Murphy chickened out of his Ask the Governor radio show this evening because he could not control the questions, according to a tweet by Nancy Solomon, Managing Editor of New Jersey Public Radio and WNYC.

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Posted: May 24th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Congratulations to Senator Gopal…

…for complying with the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as interpreted by U.S. Judge Naomi Buchwald, and unblocking MMM’s Art Gallagher before U.S. Senator Cory Booker unblocked Save Jersey’s @MattRooneyNJ.

 

Posted: May 24th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Vin Gopal | Tags: , , , , , , , | No Comments »

Who will comply with Trump twitter ruling first, Cory Booker or Vin Gopal?

Kudos to Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop for voluntarily complying with federal Judge Naomi Buchwald’s ruling that public officials are violating the 1st Amendment Rights of their constituents when they block political critics from their social media accounts.

Now it’s time for U.S. Senator Cory Booker and State Senator Vin Gopal to follow suit. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 24th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

“Millionaires Tax” Not the NJ Fairy Tale Governor Murphy is Selling

By Rosemary Becchi, J.D., L.L.M.

We all know how the story goes: Steal from the rich and give to the poor.  In the story, it’s noble and righteous for the hero to take these actions.  So, it’s no surprise that Governor Phil Murphy believes he can sell New Jerseyans on an economic proposal known as the “Millionaires Tax”.  Unfortunately, this isn’t a story, and the Millionaires Tax doesn’t steal from the rich to give to the poor.  In fact, it steals from small businesses and gives to the bureaucracy of our state government that has proven unwilling and unable to make tough spending decisions.

Murphy’s story goes something like this: New Jersey will raise the state income tax rate for residents who earn more than $1 million, and this will supposedly produce more than $765 million in new state revenue.  Currently, the state’s personal income tax rate tops out at 8.97 percent on income over $500,000.  Governor Murphy’s proposed Millionaires Tax would increase the marginal tax rate applied to income above $1 million to 10.75 percent.

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Posted: May 24th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »

Art G and Tommy G on the radio Tuesday afternoon

MMM publisher Art Gallagher will be Tommy G’s guest on Tuesday afternoon, 4:06 PM, on the best afternoon drive time radio show in New Jersey.

Tommy and Art will be talking Jersey politics…specifically the coming budget circus in Trenton and the divisions within the ruling Democratic party that could quite possibly lead to major state government fiscal reforms.   Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 21st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

MoveOn.org lied to New Jersey donors

MoveOn.org, the extreme leftist advocacy group and PAC, lied to its members in New Jersey’s 4th Congressional District in a fundraising email last month.

In the email that purported to be a survey to determine which Democrat the organization would endorse in the June 5th primary, Josh Welle, address none of your business, or Jim Keady of Spring Lake, MoveOn stated that Congressman Chris Smith is retiring and that either Welle or Keady will be running against an unnamed Republican nominee in the general election on November 6th.

Congressman Smith is running for reelection and is unopposed in the 4th District Republican primary on June 5th.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 21st, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: 2018 Elections, Chris Smith, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Greg’s List: Things to Do in Monmouth County This Weekend, May 18-20, 2018

By Greg Kelly

Friday, May 18

  • NJ Seafood Festival (Belmar) – MORE INFO
  • Men’s College Baseball: Monmouth U. vs. Fairfield (WLB) – MORE INFO
  • “The Producers” at Algonquin Arts Theatre (Manasquan) – MORE INFO
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Center Players (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Issei, He Say at NJ Repertory Theater (Long Branch) – MORE INFO
  • Bluegrass Mini Golf at MP (Oceanport) – MORE INFO
  • Simulcast Racing at Monmouth Park (Oceanport) MORE INFO
  • Live Harness Racing (Freehold) – MORE INFO
  • Atlantic Cinemas Movie Night (Atlantic Highlands) – MORE INFO

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Posted: May 17th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Greg Kelly, Greg's List, Monmouth County News, Things to do in Monmouth County, Things to do on the Jersey Shore | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Congressman Smith’s Anti-Trafficking Law Used In Two Recent High-Profile Prosecutions

Congressman Chris Smith

Allison Mack of the TV series “Smallville,” and former Middletown Police Officer  James Keenan  are facing justice for their alleged human trafficking crimes thanks to a law conceived, championed and passed into law through the leadership and tenacity of Congressman Chris Smith.

Smith’s landmark Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000 (PL 106-386) is the law being enforced in the recent high-profile indictment of a trafficking ring in New York that involved Mack and the indictment of Keenan on child sex trafficking charges.

“This law, the TVPA, sends a message to traffickers of the gravity of their offense,” Rep. Smith, co-chair of the Congressional Human Trafficking Caucus, stated.

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Posted: May 15th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Smith, Congress, Human Trafficking, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Sheriff’s Office Accepting Youth Week Applications

Monmouth County high school aged children who are considering a career in law enforcement have an extraordinary opportunity this summer.  For the 26th year, the Sheriff’s Office is conducting it’s challenging Youth Week program.

Sheriff Shaun Golden today announced that the program will take place July 9-13 at the Monmouth County Police Academy in Freehold Township.  Applications are being accepted until June 9th.  Background checks will be performed on all applicants. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Sports Betting Ban

The U.S. Supreme Court today issued a decision overturning the federal ban on sports betting outside of Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Opinion in Murphy, Governor of New Jersey, et al National Collegiate Athletic Association, et al , overturns the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (PASPA) of 1992 and allows states to set their own rules for sport betting. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 14th, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, Monmouth Park, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 6 Comments »