Senate President Steve Sweeney fought off a surprisingly tough challenge from his Republican opponent, funded by NJEA money. New Jersey voters went to the polls yesterday and turned their attention to all 120 seats in the Legislature, ending a busy election season that was rife with special interest spending, political attack ads and controversial mailers, as… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 8th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: 2017 Elections, Monmouth County News | Tags: 11th Legislative District, 2017 elections, Jennifer Beck, Monmouth County News, NJ Legislature, NJEA, Steve Sweeney, Vin Gopal | 1 Comment »
Kim Guadagno will be elected the 56th Governor of New Jersey by less than 2000 votes.
The Associated Press will not call the NJ gubernatorial race until Thursday due to the failure of the vote reporting systems in Essex, Hudson, Camden and Middlesex counties which will prevent the vote from being counted. CNN and NJ.com will report rumors that the New Jersey election was hacked by the Russians.
Steve Sweeney will survive the millions spent against his reelection by the NJEA. The teachers’ union will lose considerable influence in Trenton and its membership will revolt against leadership and reform the association. Guadagno and Sweeney will have a stronger and more effective reform agenda than Christie and Sweeney had during the first Christie’s term. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: November 7th, 2017 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 Elections | Tags: 2017 election predictions, 2017 elections, Amy Handlin, Ann Marie Conte, Chuck Todd, Declan O'Scanlon, Derek DeLuca, Ed Gillespe, Eric Houghtaling, Greg Buontempo, Jennifer Beck, Joann Downey, John Dwyer, Kim Guadagno, Larry Luttrell, Lillian Burry, Michael Whelan, Middletown, Ned Thomson, Patricia Branch, Patrick Impreveduto, Rob Acerra, Rob Clifton, Robert Singer, Rocco Pascucci, Ron Dancer, Sam Thompson, Sean Kean, Serena DiMaso, Stephanie Murray, Steve Sweeney, Sue Kiley, Tony Fiore, Vin Gopal, Vincent Solomeno | 4 Comments »
Without a budget from the Democrat controlled State Legislature, Governor Chris Christie ordered non-essential government operations to cease.
In an Executive Order issued at the midnight June 30 deadline for a State Budget, Christie declared a state of emergency and ordered that State Police, state correctional facilities, key child welfare services, state hospitals and treatment facilities, NJ TRANSIT, and operations linked to the health, safety, and welfare of the public, including certain environmental and health monitoring will continue to operate.
Gambling is essential to the operation of New Jersey. The state lottery will not be affected by the closure. Atlantic City Casinos and racetracks will remain open with state oversight.Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: Chris Christie, Government Shutdown, NJ Government Shutdown, NJ State Budget, Steve Sweeney, Vincent Prieto | 2 Comments »
TRENTON — The clock is ticking for lawmakers and Gov. Chris Christie to hash out a compromise on a state budget by the end of the week or else New Jerseyans will be staring down the barrel of the first state government shutdown since 2006. At odds are the differences within the Democratic-controlled Legislature over a… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: June 27th, 2017 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: Chris Christie, NJ Government Shutdown, NJ State Budget, Steve Sweeney, Vincent Prieto | 1 Comment »
In a repeat of Super Bowl I, the Green Bay Packers will defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LI. America will be great again.
Jared Kushner will buy Twitter.
The U.S. Supreme Court will reject Senator Robert Menendez’s arguments that constitutional separation of powers prohibits the Justice Department from prosecuting a New Jersey Senator for using the influence of his office in exchange for gifts and favors from a Florida businessman. Menendez will step down from the Senate as part of a deal that excludes prison and a felony record.
Governor Chris Christie will appoint NJ Senate President Steve Sweeney to complete Menendez’s term in the U.S. Senate.
Republican Joe Piscopo will defeat Democrat Phil Murphy to become the Governor of New Jersey.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Predictions | Tags: 2017 Predictions, Chris Christie, Christopher Sciliano, Declan O'Scanlon, Eric Houghtaling, Frank LaRocca, Gary Rich, Gerry Scharfenberger, Jared Kushner, Jeff Cantor, Jennifer Beck, Joann Downey, Joe Kyrillos, Joe Piscopo, John Bennett, Jon Hornik, Jonathan Hornik, Lillian Burry, Mary Pat Angelini, Monmouth County News, Mt Mitchell, New Jersey, Robert Menendez, Serena DiMaso, Steve Sweeney, Tom Arnone, Vin Gopal, Vincent Solomeno | 7 Comments »
By Art Gallagher
Dave Rible, Rob Clifton, Sean Kean, Monmouth Republican Assembly Members who voted for gas tax in June, and Declan O’Scanlon who didn’t vote, should join Amy Handlin and Ronald Dancer, Republicans who represent parts of Monmouth and voted NO in June, in voting NO on Wednesday or whenever the bill that Governor Christie, Senate President Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto agreed to on Friday comes up for a vote.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Amy Handlin, Chris Christie, Dave Rible, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ GOP, NJ Politics, NJ State Legislature, Opinion, Vin Gopal | Tags: Amy Handln, Art Gallagher, Caroline Casagrande, Chris Christie, Dave Rible, Eric Houghtaling, Joann Downey, Mary Pat Angelini, New Jersey, NJ Gas Tax, Opinion, Rob Clifton, Ronald Dancer, Sean Kean, Steve Sweeney, Vin Gopal, Vincent Prieto | 5 Comments »
TRENTON — After calling the Senate president’s proposal to end a stalemate over funding for construction projects “ridiculous” earlier this week, Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday delivered a counteroffer. No details of either proposal are known, but a spokesman for Senate President Stephen Sweeney said he is reviewing the latest proposal. The governor and Senate are… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: July 22nd, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Gas Tax, New Jersey | Tags: Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto, Chris Christie, Gas Tax, New Jersey, Steve Sweeney, TFF, Transportation Trust Fund | Comments Off on Christie makes Senate new offer to end N.J. road project shutdown
TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie’s new nominee to the state Supreme Court isn’t just someone he described as a friend, but the product of a politically well-connected law firm that’s reaped millions of taxpayer dollars under the governor’s administration. Walter “Wally” Timpone’s nomination is expected to gain swift approval from Senate Democrats, clearing the way to… Read the rest of this entry »Posted: April 18th, 2016 | Author: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, New Jersey, News, NJ State Legislature, NJ Supreme Court | Tags: Chris Christie, NJ Supreme Court, Steve Sweeney, Walter Timpone | Comments Off on Christie Supreme Court nominee’s law firm donated big and reaped millions from N.J.
Tamara Wilson-Seidle was shot and killed in Asbury Park by her ex-husband, Neptune Township Police Sgt Philip Seidle. Philip is awaiting trial on the murder and faces life in prison. Tami’s Legacies is a facebook community set up to look after the nine Seidle children.
Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni announced that his office would conduct an internal affairs inquiry into the Seidle shooting and the the response of the Asbury Park and Neptune Township police departments.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher Gramiccioni, Asbury Park, Chris Christie, Chris Christie Camel Toe Video, Christine Giordano Hanlon, Gerri Popkin, Monmouth County News, Philip Seidle, Same Sex Marriage, Steffon Josey-Davis, Steve Sweeney, Tamara Wilson-Seidle, Year in review 2015 | 2 Comments »
Monmouth County Democratic Chairman Vin Gopal is publicly calling for Marlboro Mayor Jon Hornik to run for governor in 2017.
In a Letter to the Editor published on APP.com, Gopal sings Hornik’s praises as a “socially conscious and fiscally ressponsible” Democrat who was elected in three time in a town that voted for Chris Christie for Governor and Steve Lonegan for U.S. Senate over Cory Booker in 2013. Gopal said that should Hornik run for governor, he would have Vin’s unwavering support.
I wonder how Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, Senate President Steve Sweeney and former Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy, all presumed Democratic candidates for governor who have contributed generously to Gopal’s Monmouth County Democratic campaigns, feel about this.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2017 NJ Gubernatorial Politics, Jon Hornik, Monmouth County News, Vin Gopal | Tags: 2017 Gubernatorial race, Jon Hornik, Marlboro, Monmouth County News, Phil Murphy, Steve Fulop, Steve Sweeney, Vin Gopal | 11 Comments »