O’Scanlon: Trenton Dems to blame for NJ’s credit downgrades

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, the Republican Assembly Budget Officers responded to Democrats’ suggestion the New Jersey’s declining credit rating is solely the fault of the Christie Administration by suggesting Democratic leadership look in the mirror.

O’Scanlon cited downgrade reports from Moody’s and S&P:

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Posted: May 3rd, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Trenton Dems to blame for NJ’s credit downgrades

Christie inclined to nix Red Light Cameras

IMG_9284 (639x800)Governor Chris Christie said that he his inclined to not renew New Jersey’s Red Light Camera program when the five year experiment expires in December.

Speaking at a press conference in Sea Bright yesterday afternoon, the governor feigned surprise that Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon is opposed to the RLC program.  O’Scanlon has waged a ferocious multi-year campaign against the cameras, producing independent data showing that the cameras increase accidents at intersections where they are installed, that they are often timed to entrap drivers and alleging that they are nothing more than a money grab on the part of the companies that operate them and the municipalities that deploy them.

Christie said he has not studied the issue to the extent that O’Scanlon has, “but I will, ” he said,  “I have some concerns.  At this point I am not inclined to allow them to continue, but I haven’t made a final decision yet.”

Posted: August 29th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, New Jersey, News, Red Light Cameras, Sea Bright | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Christie inclined to nix Red Light Cameras

Why Did New Jersey Get Only Half as Much Sandy Aid as New York?

Why Did New Jersey Get Only Half as Much Sandy Aid as New York? (via NJSpotlight)

On April 29 of last year, six months to the day after Sandy made landfall, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stood with U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan in a seafood restaurant in Highlands, NJ. Surrounded by cameras, Donovan…

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Posted: June 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Housing, Hurricane Sandy | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Why Did New Jersey Get Only Half as Much Sandy Aid as New York?

O’Scanlon: Buono Not Fit For Any Office

Assemblyman Declan O'Scanlon

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon

State Senator Barbara Buono, the Democratic nominee for governor, yesterday said that the many Democrats who have endorsed Governor Chris Christie for another term did so to get more Sandy recovery money for their communities.

From NorthJersey.com:

Buono, the Democrat running against Christie for governor, said she believes many of the endorsements are “transactional.”

“A lot of the folks have said that they’re endorsing him because they’ve received assistance for Sandy and they need more. And you know what, they do need more,” she said. “And this is a governor that’s shown that he can be vindictive.”

Christie’s campaign spokesperson Kevin Roberts said that Buono hit a reprehensible and insulting new low by suggesting that Sandy aid was subject to horse trading.

Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon went further, saying that Buono is unfit for public office.

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Posted: July 19th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: 2013 Election, 2013 Gubernatorial Politics | Tags: , , | 7 Comments »


A bipartisan group of State Legislators will be hosting a Symposium on the Equine Industry in New Jersey on September 27th at Perretti Farms, New Jersey’s largest horse farm, in Cream Ridge from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. as an opportunity to educate fellow legislators and other New Jersey residents about the importance of horse and horse-related industries to the State’s economy.


The event is co-hosted by Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblyman Ralph Caputo and Assemblywoman Connie Wagner.


“Recently,” said Assemblywoman Casagrande, “there has been a great deal of discussion about the future of the horse racing industry in New Jersey. It is our hope that this event will serve as an opportunity to learn about the present state of the equine industry, the challenges it currently faces, and possible solutions to make it once again a self-sustaining industry.”


“We are hosting this event at the largest standardbred horse farms in New Jersey,” said Senator Beck, “so that people can see firsthand the complexity and long term strategy needed to breed and raise racehorses. This fall, Perretti Farms has approximately 100 yearlings bred from some of the best standardbred horses in the State. Farms like this are an important economic engine for New Jersey.”


“Horseracing alone is a $4 billion industry in New Jersey,” said Assemblyman O’Scanlon, “and horse-related professions account for around 13,000 jobs in the State. This event will provide a venue for a discussion that all interested parties need to have about the survival and sustainability of this industry.”


Among the featured guest speakers are Karyn Malinowski, from the Rutgers University Equine Science Center; Anthony Perretti, a standardbred breeder; Tom Swales, president of the Thoroughbred Breeder’s Association of New Jersey; and Peter Furey, Executive Director of the New Jersey Farm Bureau.


This event is a bipartisan, educational opportunity to continue the discussion on the future of horse racing and gaming in New Jersey.


“Horse racing is an essential component of New Jersey’s gaming industry,” said Assemblyman Caputo, “and we must do all we can to support it by enticing customers back to the racetracks and the Atlantic City casinos alike.  The installation of video lottery terminals (VLTs) at the Meadowlands is something to seriously consider in order to stem the tide of gambling revenue flowing out of New Jersey to racinos and casinos in New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Delaware.”


“Discussions such as the ones we will have at this Symposium are vital to continued economic growth in New Jersey,” said Senator Paul Sarlo. “I am eager to see in-depth discussions continue that include both the equine industry and casinos so that the best solution can be found for our State.”


Perretti Farms is located at 329 State Highway 526, Cream Ridge, New Jersey and can be contacted by calling 609-259-7555

Posted: September 22nd, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Caroline Casagrande, Declan O'Scanlon, Horse Racing Industry, Jennifer Beck | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on BIPARTISAN GROUP TO HOST EDUCATIONAL SYMPOSIUM