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O’Scanlon’s Framework For Health, Liberty and Prosperity in a COVID-19 Impacted New Jersey

Senator Declan O’Scanlon followed his call for insurrection by moon gazing with a serious framework for New Jersey to contain COVID-19 while unleashing our economic engines.

Sen Declan O’Scanlon and Governor Phil Murphy discuss the micro management of sports betting at Monmouth Park, January 2019

By Senator Declan O’Scanlon

Under the leadership of Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey residents have responded remarkably well given the unprecedented and deadly invisible enemy we have faced.  We have flattened the curve and reversed the trends of COVID-19. We have changed our behavior, likely forever.  I credit the Governor with making some tough calls and sympathize with the difficulty of challenges he’s faced, and will face going forward.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: May 12th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Economy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Golden: Open the damn parks

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden, in a facebook post on Tuesday evening, emphatically called upon Governor Phil Murphy to allow County officials to open the parks in their jurisdictions throughout New Jersey.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 29th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Park System, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey, Phil Murphy, Shaun Golden | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

Murphy implores NJ to follow him off a cliff

In an uncharacteristic rant to conclude his daily COVID-19 briefing on Saturday, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy invoked a scene from the 1969 classic film, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, while imploring Garden State residents to trust him like the characters played by Paul Newman and Robert Redford trusted each other when they jumped off a cliff rather than get gunned downed by authorities who were hunting down the outlaws.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: April 18th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 5 Comments »

The tumor Murphy had removed was cancerous, governor’s office says

The tumor Gov. Phil Murphy had surgically removed from his kidney earlier this month was deemed to be cancerous, his office told NJ Advance Media.

Tests showed it is clear cell renal cell cancer, the governor’s office said. It’s not surprising news given there was more than a 90 percent chance ahead of surgery that it would be malignant.

People with kidney cancer that has not spread beyond the organ have a 93 percent chance of surviving at the five-year mark. Murphy isn’t expected to undergo any further treatment at this time other than having bloodwork done in three months and a CT scan in six mon… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , | Comments Off on The tumor Murphy had removed was cancerous, governor’s office says

Video: Murphy Explains COVID-19 State of Emergency

Posted: March 9th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Video: Murphy Explains COVID-19 State of Emergency

Gov. Murphy to undergo surgery Wednesday to remove likely cancerous tumor

Gov. Phil Murphy will undergo surgery Wednesday morning to remove a likely cancerous tumor from his kidney.

Murphy, 62, revealed last month he was diagnosed with a 3-centimeter tumor on his left kidney that is 92 percent likely to be malignant. Doctors won’t know until after the surgery.

The governor’s office disclosed the date of the surgery late Tuesday.

Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver will serve as acting governor while Murphy is incapacitated.Murphy has said doctors believe his prognosis is good.“We caught it early,” he told NJ Advance Media in an interview at his Middletown home last month. “We consider… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 3rd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

Christie and Murphy slugging it out on Twitter

Things started with former Gov. Chris Christie sharing an opinion piece on Twitter Monday that criticized Gov. Phil Murphy. And then it spiraled from there.

By the late afternoon, the current Democratic governor and the former Republican governor were mixing it up in a pretty feisty Twitter fight.

Christie shared an editorial from The Press of Atlantic City, written less than a week after Murphy unveiled his latest budget, that took the governor to task for wanting to raise taxes on people who earn more than $1 million a year and on cigarettes.Murphy then swung back.“We’re still digging out of the … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 2nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , | 7 Comments »

O’Scanlon: Murphy’s $54 million childcare subsidy proves minimum wage hike hurts struggling families

Senator Declan O’Scanlon said that $54 million of new subsidies announced by Governor Phil Murphy to cover the rising cost of childcare due to an increased minimum wage highlights the pain caused by government mandated wage policies to both families and taxpayers.

“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – raising the minimum wage sounds lovely in theory but stings in reality,” O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) said. “While this $54 million childcare subsidy may seem great for a few qualifying families that are struggling to afford childcare, there are many other low- and middle-income families that won’t get a penny of help as their cost of living rises as a direct result of Governor Murphy’s minimum wage increases. The simple fact is that most New Jersey families will be stuck shelling out more of their hard-earned money for a variety of services, including childcare, which have become less affordable as costs have been driven higher by expensive government mandates.”

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Posted: September 13th, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Murphy’s $54 million childcare subsidy proves minimum wage hike hurts struggling families

The Murphys and Bon Jovis Holding Cory2020 Fundraiser This Weekend

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.

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Posted: March 22nd, 2019 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, Cory Booker, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , , | 17 Comments »

Middletown Mayor Blasts Murphy For Cutting Suburban School Funding

Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden issues the Oath of Office to Middletown Mayor Tony Perry while Allannah Perry holds the Bible.  January 1, 2019

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: | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Middletown Mayor Blasts Murphy For Cutting Suburban School Funding