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Ciattarelli: The Governor is Wrong on Borrowing

Jack Ciattarelli


By Jack Ciattarelli

Democratic Legislative leadership has announced they are backing Governor Phil Murphy’s plan to borrow billions to balance New Jersey’s state budget. 

The Governor and Democrats are wrong for advancing this unprecedented scheme. There is no immediate need to borrow. The state’s Fiscal Year 2020, which ends September 30th, is balanced and includes a $500+ million surplus. Contrary to what the Governor claims, we are not running out of cash nor are we in danger of not being able to pay our bills. Why are we rushing to incur tremendous debt? 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, Jack Ciattarelli, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

Ex-Rutgers cancer doc accused of filming women in the bathroom, admits theft, gets off with 300 days in jail

A former Rutgers professor and director at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey who was accused of filming women in a workplace bathroom was sentenced to 300 days in jail, court documents show.

James Goydos, 60, faced 160 charges, including more than 100 counts of invasion of privacy. He pleaded guilty in December to only six: burglary, impersonation, official misconduct, possession of an assault weapon and two counts of computer theft.

Patch first reported his sentencing, which court records show occurred on July 7. He was also sentenced to four years of probation.Authorities said Goydos, of … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 11th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Rutgers | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

New COVID-19 Concern for NJ Schools: Will Teachers Return to Classrooms?

Freeholder Pat Impreveduto with students in Long Branch

By John Mooney, NJSpotlight

A great deal has been said about reopening New Jersey schools in the fall while ensuring that children remain healthy and safe. But worries are also surfacing about what going back will mean for teachers — and even whether enough of them will be willing to return to the classroom.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Education, New Jersey | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

Even as N.J. reopens, there’s a big spike in unemployment claims. Here’s why.

More than 47,000 new claims poured into the unemployment offices during the week ending July 4, fueling the biggest single-week spike the state Labor Department has seen since early May.

Furloughed state employees and workers laid off when the school year ended in June account for much of that, the Department of Labor said Thursday.

The jump comes weeks after falling unemployment claims. More than 1.3 million New Jersey workers have filed for unemployment since mid-March — the beginning of the pandemic, which forced much of the state to effectively shut down to curb the spread of coronavirus, le… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Economy, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Text messaging was Sue Fulton’s safety plan for reopening MVC

By Art Gallagher

Shaun Golden, Jack Ciattarelli, Jon Bramnik and Doug Steinhardt have all been too hard on MVC Commissioner Sue Fulton for her lack of planning to safely reopen New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission facilities.

The Republicans, each a potential gubernatorial candidate against Prince Philip Dunton Murphy next year, have been relentless this week in their criticism of MVC’s reopening to long lines in the heat and humidity, lack of social distancing, fights, and drivers camping overnight to get their cars registered and licenses renewed or issued.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, MVC, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

Christine Conforti honors her friend, David Applefield

Posted: July 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , | No Comments »

Statement by Governor Murphy on the Passing of David Applefield

David Applefield, 1956-2020. RIP
“As a journalist, David Applefield covered some of the most pressing challenges of our time. As a candidate for Congress, he sought to do something about them. I am incredibly saddened to learn of his untimely passing this morning, only one day after the Primary Election — a primary in which he reached back across his years of journalistic experience to propose new ways of looking at old problems. We need more thinkers like David in our politics. I send my deepest condolences to his family at this awful time. May his memory be a blessing to them.” 
Posted: July 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | No Comments »

Rep Chris Smith on David Applefield’s passing

David Applefield, 1956-2020. RIP

“My wife Marie and I extend our sincere condolences to the family of David Applefield on his sudden passing. 

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Ciattarelli blasts Murphy for MVC fiasco. Calls for Fulton to be fired

Former Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, the first Republican to declare as a candidate for Governor next year issued a scathing assessment of the Murphy Administration’s reopening of Motor Vehicle Commission facilities and called for Governor Murphy to fire Commissioner Sue Fulton.

The following is Ciattarelli’s ‘Jack Chat’ are prepared for delivery:

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2021 NJ Gubernatorial race, Jack Ciattarelli, MVC, New Jersey, NJ MVC, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

MVC’s incompetence showcase-Day 2

New Jersey’s Motor Vehicle Commission appears to be headed for Day 2 of Venezuelan style government service.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 8th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, MVC, New Jersey, NJ MVC | Tags: , , , , , , | No Comments »