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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Park System, Monmouth County Sheriff's Office, New Jersey, Phil Murphy, Shaun Golden | Tags: COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County News, Monmouth County Parks, Sheriff Shaun Golden | 4 Comments »
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: Atlantic County Surrogate, COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy, James Curcio, Jim Curcio, New Jersey | 5 Comments »
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: admin | Filed under: New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, Kidney Cancer, New Jersey | Comments Off on The tumor Murphy had removed was cancerous, governor’s office says
Posted: March 9th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: coronavirus, COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey, State of Emergency | Comments Off on Video: Murphy Explains COVID-19 State of Emergency
BREAKING: I’m declaring a State of Emergency for New Jersey amid an outbreak of #COVID19.
We’ve been ahead of the curve in terms of our preparations, and this declaration will help keep us there.⁰⁰For more information, visit https://t.co/UyohzX5yGkhttps://t.co/ACoJrkLgJm pic.twitter.com/9gINlZKB1f
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) March 9, 2020
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: admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: Governor Phil Murphy, Kidney Cancer, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | 3 Comments »
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: admin | Filed under: Chris Christie, Monmouth County, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: Chris Christie, New Jersey, NJ News Commons, Phil Murphy, Twitter | 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.”admin | Filed under: Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Phil Murphy, Press Release | Tags: $15 minimum wage, Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County New, New Jersey, New Jersey Minimum Wage, Press Release, Senator Declan O'Scanlon | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Murphy’s $54 million childcare subsidy proves minimum wage hike hurts struggling families
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.Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, Cory Booker, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy | Tags: 2020 Presidential Politics, Cory2020, Dorothea Bon Jovi, Governor Phil Murphy, Jon Bon Jovi, Monmouth County News, Sen Cory Booker, Tammy Murphy | 17 Comments »
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: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Phil Murphy | Tags: 2020 Budget Address, Governor Phil Murphy, Middletown, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Tony Perry | Comments Off on Middletown Mayor Blasts Murphy For Cutting Suburban School Funding
Senator Declan O’Scanlon, (R-Monmouth), a member of the Senate Budget Committee, make the following remarks in response to Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed budget:
Watch O’Scanlon deliver his remarks:
“This budget won’t lift up the middle class. It will leave generations of New Jersey residents with no hope for a prosperous future.
“Even if the Governor’s rosy projections – of both revenue and savings – are accurate, we are still only a fraction of the way out of the hole we’re in.
“We can’t tax our way out of this mess. Without major reforms, it is a very real possibility that young public workers won’t even have a pension by the time they retire.
“I urge Governor Murphy to come to the table and hammer out a compromise with us. There is no other option,” Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) said.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, News, NJ Senate Republicans, Phil Murphy | Tags: 2020 Budget Address, Budget Address, Declan O'Scanlon, Governor Phil Murphy, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Senator Declan O'Scanlon | Comments Off on O’Scanlon Responds to Murphy’s Budget