State Senator Vin Gopal of the 11th Legislative District renamed his public figure facebook page to Re-elect Senator Vin Gopal this morning and announced a virtual campaign kickoff event for January 21 over the weekend.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: December 7th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2021 Legislative Elections, Eric Houghtaling, Houghtaling and Downey, Joann Downey, Monmouth County News, Senator Vin Gopal, Vin Gopal | 4 Comments »
Senator Robert Singer, Howell’s Republican state Senator for many years, warned Howell voters against taking the text messages from the young Democrat freshman senator, Vin Gopal, seriously.
Read the rest of this entry » Posted: September 30th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Howell, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News | Tags: Howell, Mayor Theresa Berger, Mayor Theresa Nothing Berger, Senator Robert Singer, Senator Vin Gopal | 3 Comments »
“Senator Gopal is an ambitious young man with misplaced priorities,” Senator Singer said. “Gopal’s district has the highest level of gun violence of all of Monmouth County and the smelliest dump in all of New Jersey. The young senator should focus on his own district’s serious problems instead of lying to my constituents with text messages in support of his puppet, Mayor Theresa Berger.
Senator Vin Gopal did not vote on the controversial bill passed and signed into law yesterday that allows Governor Phil Murphy and four Democrat legislators to borrow up to $9.9 billion without voter approval.
New Jersey’s Constitution requires voters to approve state government debt. New Jersey’s Courts, and therefore its Democrat legislators and Governors, treat the Constitution as book of aphorisms.
UPDATED with Senator Gopal’s statement:Read the rest of this entry » Posted: July 17th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Declan O'Scanlon, Monmouth County, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, New Jersey State Budget, Vin Gopal | Tags: Book of Aphorisms, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, NJ State Constitution, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Senator Vin Gopal | 8 Comments »
Russell Lewis, the owner of Watermark Asbury Park, responded to a NJ.com report of a bar fight, a maskless crowd and little if any social distancing at Donovan’s Reef in Sea Bright on Saturday night by calling upon State Senator Vin Gopal to get the popular Sea Bright venue shut down.
Gopal responded on facebook:Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 28th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: COVID-19, Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: COVID-19, Donovan's Reef, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Senator Vin Gopal, Watermark Asbury Park | 18 Comments »
State Senator Vin Gopal told MMM that he will not endorse a candidate for the Democrat nomination to take on Congressman Chris Smith in CD-4.Read the rest of this entry » Posted: June 22nd, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 11th Legislative District, CD-4 Democrat primary, Christine Conforti, David Applefield, District 4 Coalition for Change, Senator Vin Gopal, Stephanie Schmid, Vin Gopal | 1 Comment »
By Tommy DeSeno
Former Governor Jim McGreevey once held the heavyweight championship belt for passing the silliest New Jersey law in history.
McGreevey once signed a law so silly you’ll laugh while reading it: His law said no gun can be sold in New Jersey unless the gun itself can recognize its owner and refuse to fire unless the owner is holding it. The law also said it wouldn’t take effect until someone invented a jealous gun possessing a sentient, conscious personality that could do that.
So, your New Jersey legislature and governor wasted your time and your money to pass a law no one can use. Silly. Read the rest of this entry »Posted: January 27th, 2020 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Garden State Equality, New Jersey, Opinion, Tommy DeSeno | Tags: Garden State Equality, Gay Panic Defense, Governor Phil Murphy, Joann Downey, New Jersey, Opinion, Senator Vin Gopal, Tom DeSeno, Tommy DeSeno | 6 Comments »
The New Jersey Senate and Assembly on Monday passed a bill that would allow illegal aliens qualify for drivers licenses. Governor Phil Murphy is expected to sign the bill.
Of the legislators representing parts on Monmouth County, only Senator Vin Gopal and Assemblywoman Joann Downey voted in favor of the bill.
Here’s a tally of the Monmouth delegations’ votes on A4743:Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey | Tags: Drivers License for illegal aliens, Joann Downey, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Senator Vin Gopal | 1 Comment »
State Senator Vin Gopal (D-11) told MMM that he is opposed to S4204, a bill introduced and sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney this month, that would classify thousands of small business owners now working as independent contractors to employees of their clients.
“As written, this bill would be devastating to freelance photographers, journalists, truck drivers and even babysitters,” Gopal said in a phone interview. “I am a NO on the bill in its current form.”Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, Vin Gopal | Tags: Independent Contractor Bill, Monmouth County News, New Jersey, S4204, Seante President Steve Sweeney, Senator Vin Gopal | 2 Comments »
Senator Vin Gopal has been silent about the radical anti-cop, pro-narcotics views expressed by Jeana Sager and Moira Nelson, Democrat candidates for Middletown Township Committee and Monmouth County freeholder.
We gave the senator a pass for his silence when his successor as Monmouth Democrat Chairman, David Brown, condemned Sager’s declaration that cops are criminals. Gopal was on his honeymoon, a trade mission to India with the Murphys, when that story broke. But the honeymoon is over now that Nelson has been exposed and Brown has remained silent.
In withdrawing Democrat support of Sager, Brown said, Read the rest of this entry »Posted: October 6th, 2019 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County | Tags: 2019 elections, David Brown, Jeana Sager, Moira Nelson, Monmouth County Democrats, Monmouth County News, Senator Vin Gopal | 11 Comments »
Senator Vin Gopal has issued his only endorsement in the Ocean Township municipal election for Dr. Margie Donlon.
The senator shared an advance copy of his endorsement letter with MMM. Ocean voters can expect to receive the letter in the mail tomorrow and Saturday.Art Gallagher | Filed under: Monmouth County News, New Jersey, News, Ocean Township, Vin Gopal | Tags: Margie Donlon, Monmouth County News, Ocean Township, Ocean Township Municipal Election, Senator Vin Gopal | 3 Comments »