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O’Scanlon calls on Murphy to allow indoor dining at 66% capacity

Senator Dubs Murphy’s 25% standard as a “Timidity Tax”

How is everything? Is there anything else I can get for you?

Senator Declan O’Scanlon today called upon Governor Phil Murphy to raise the limit at which New Jersey restaurants can operate indoors from 25% of their capacity to 66%.

The Monmouth County Republican noted that we’re approaching the first colder weather weekend of the season and that there has been no spike in COVID-19 cases or Rt since the Governor allowed indoor dining at 25% over the Labor Day weekend.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 16th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , | No Comments »

O’Scanlon challenges Murphy to stand on line at MVC

Senator Declan O’Scanlon today challenged New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to stand on line to register at vehicle at MVC.

Murphy has for weeks been sitting on legislation passed by the Senate and the Assembly that would ease the congestion and the long, unhealthy lines at MVC facilities.

O’Scanlon and his district partner, Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso, believe that Murphy would immediately sign the legislation if he appreciated the suffering that he and MVC Commissioner Sue Fulton are putting New Jersey drivers through.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 10th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , , , , | 3 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

Murphy’s paper ballot election could make Chris Smith Speaker of the House and acting President

Photo by Pete Souza

By Art Gallagher

Governor Murphy’s election rules have the real potential to make him and New Jersey the laughing stock of the nation and cause constitutional chaos. It is very possible that Jersey ballots will not be tabulated before the Electoral College meets on December 14 or when the President is to be inaugurated on January 20.

House races in districts 2,3,5, 7 and 11 could still be undecided when the House of Representatives is scheduled to be sworn in on January 3.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 1st, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Congressional Races, 2020 Presidential Politics, 2020 U.S. Senate Race, New Jersey, Opinion, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , | 3 Comments »

Murphy dines outdoors at Nicholas Barrel and Roost while indoor dining is packed

By Art Gallagher

Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy dining with masks on at Nicholas Barrel and Roost in Middletown on August 26, 2020. photo by Art Gallagher

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy dined outdoors at Nicholas Barrel and Roost in Middletown last evening while the indoor Barrel Room was packed with knuckleheads.

Murphy, who seemed aware of my presence, wore a mask at his outdoor table while those dining in the crowded Barrel Room were maskless.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 27th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News | Tags: , , , , | 16 Comments »

Arnone to Murphy: Let restaurants and gyms open or at least give them your plan

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone

Monmouth County Freeholder Director Tom Arnone issued the following statement regarding Governor Phil Murphy’s job and business crushing policies that are keeping New Jersey’s gyms and restaurants closed:

On behalf of the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders, I am asking Governor Murphy to either permit restaurants to host indoor dining or, at least, put together a staged plan with dates on when this next phase will begin. I also ask the same for gyms and any other industry that has yet to reopen due to the State’s shutdown orders.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Arnone to Murphy: Let restaurants and gyms open or at least give them your plan

Stonewalling

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 25th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: COVID-19, New Jersey, Phil Murphy | Tags: , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

Murphy to deliver budget address at Rutgers’ stadium

Governor Phil Murphy announced that he will delivered his revised FY 2021 State Budget Address at SHI Stadium at Rutgers University in Piscataway at noon on Tuesday, August 25.

The home team is expected to lose, as usual.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 20th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Murphy to deliver budget address at Rutgers’ stadium

Trump campaign, GOP, sues Murphy to block vote-by-mail election

President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, the Republican National Committee and the New Jersey Republican Party have sued New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy and Secretary of State Tahesa Way in federal court to block the enforcement of Murphy’s Executive Order requiring a vote-by-mail election this November.

Read the rest of this entry » Posted: August 19th, 2020 | Author: | Filed under: 2020 Presidential Politics, COVID-19, Elections, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , | 4 Comments »