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This…is what our vaccine dose delivery system will have to ramp up to in order to get us to 70% by the end of June.

Senator Declan O’Scanlon

By Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Jr

Goals are endpoints. Missions are plans/strategies to achieve goals. Our “goal”, and it’s one we should shoot for, is to get 70% of the adult NJ population vaccinated by the end of June. We need to understand the mission we’ll need to accomplish to achieve our goal.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: January 25th, 2021 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , | 3 Comments »

O’Scanlon: Tragic failure In Long Term Care Vaccine Program Must Be Investigated

Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) issued a statement following news that New Jersey had missed a federal deadline to begin long-term care vaccinations yesterday.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Tragic failure In Long Term Care Vaccine Program Must Be Investigated

O’Scanlon: Marijuana Bill Fails to Learn From Other States’ Mistakes

State Senator Declan O’Scanlon issued the following statement upon the passage of the Democrats legislation to regulate and tax marijuana sales in New Jersey:

“To be blunt, I had no choice but to vote no,” said O’Scanlon. “Over-taxation, over-regulation and over-complication. Trenton’s typical prescription to … just about every issue. This cannabis bill is a classic example. The public voted for a relatively simple policy – to legalize the recreational use of marijuana. The referendum included specific, tax-limiting language, which is critical to the success of the policy.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Marijuana, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Marijuana Bill Fails to Learn From Other States’ Mistakes

Murphy family harassed while dining outdoors

Woman interrupts NJ Governor Phil Murphy’s dinner to cuss him out. from r/PublicFreakout

NJ Governor Phil Murphy and his family were harassed while dining outdoors in Red Bank on Friday evening,

Senator Declan O’Scanlon, an outspoken critic of Murphy’s policies during the pandemic, was quick to condemn the harassment.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: November 22nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , | 9 Comments »

Schmid’s dishonesty disqualifies her from public service

Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Freeholder Deputy Director Sue Kiley, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso and Congressman Chris Smith in a pre-pandemic photo

By Senator Declan J. O’Scanlon, Jr

I am tremendously proud of my friend and our Congressman Chris Smith who consistently rises above the noise and clatter of politics and personally goes the extra mile to help people in desperate situations.

During this pandemic Chris Smith has done it again—he has literally saved lives.  He’s not just saved the lives of countless unknown people who did not get sick because of the PPE Chris was able to secure for first responders and medical providers.  But he’s saved really sick patients whose families called their congressman because they were desperate for answers, medication, and approvals for treatment in a healthcare system that was overwhelmed.  Chris Smith came through for them. 

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: October 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, Chris Smith, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Opinion | Tags: , , , , | 4 Comments »

How Frank Pallone could lose his Chairmanship

Frank Pallone—not a crook

By Art Gallagher

Congressman Frank Pallone is Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. That makes him one of the most powerful Members of Congress.

The Chairmanship would naturally change hands if Republicans take control of the House. But even if Democrats retain the House, Pallone could lose his coveted position of power due to Governor Murphy’s paper ballot election.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 5th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 1 Comment »

O’Scanlon slams Murphy for allowing smoking in casinos

Governor Phil Murphy is allowing smoking in Atlantic City casinos starting today, along with indoor dining and movie theaters reopening.

Hooray! September 4 is the new July 4.

Senator Declan O’Scanlon says Murphy is hypocrite for allowing small businesses to languish for months but illogically calling for smoking indoors at casinos during the pandemic.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 4th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Atlantic City, Casinos, COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon slams Murphy for allowing smoking in casinos

O’Scanlon and DiMaso: 25% Indoor Dining Is Too Little Too Late


Senator Declan O’Scanlon, center-right, with Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, Christopher Wood, right, owner of Woody’s in Sea Bright and Tinton falls and former Sea Bright Councilman Reid Murphy enjoying a moment at Woody’s in June.

Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-Monmouth) today welcomed the news that Governor Phil Murphy is allowing New Jersey restaurants to reopen indoor dining starting this weekend, but criticized the Governor’s delay and his 25% capacity limitation.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 31st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

O’Scanlon: Murphy’s Draconian Restrictions Are Proven Unnecessary, Economically Devastating

Getting their Irish up

Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) today criticized the Murphy administration’s continued blockade of New Jersey’s reopening and cited numerous metrics from surrounding states’ successful reopening.

“That the Governor, with a straight face, can cite a debunked study of an incident that happened over 8,000 miles away involving a restaurant in China with a wheezy, inadequate ventilation system that doesn’t conform to standards used in this country…to justify continuing to kill businesses here in New Jersey is outrageous and demoralizing for anyone trying to hold out hope that there’s any real, scientific focus on our safety and the health of our economy,” said O’Scanlon. “That the Governor, in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, continues to suggest that we have to continue to destroy thousands of businesses and jobs and livelihoods is simply unconscionable.”

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 17th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Declan O'Scanlon, Economy, New Jersey, Phil Murphy, Press Release | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on O’Scanlon: Murphy’s Draconian Restrictions Are Proven Unnecessary, Economically Devastating

The Battle of the Navesink: Declan O’Scanlon and Phil Murphy tangle over restaurant reopening | Mulshine

The Milano family’s restaurant in Red Bank has a great view across the Navesink River of the Murphy family’s estate on the other bank.

There’s a big difference, however. Gov. Phil Murphy can do as he likes in his buildings. But he has issued edicts that keep the Milanos from using theirs.

That was all scheduled to end today. Gov. Murphy had said he was going to permit restaurants to open at 25 percent of indoor capacity in time for the July 4 weekend. But on Monday the governor rescinded that decree.

That was the same day that a local blog posted photos from the prior Saturday of the governor enjo… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 2nd, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | 1 Comment »