A report released by the Criminal Sentencing and Disposition Commission made recommendations on Thursday that included elimination of mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug and property crimes and a retroactivity provision that would allow inmates currently serving sentences on such crimes to seek early release. The retoactivity provision would allow thousands of inmates to petition for their release from prison. Attorney General Grewal served on the Commission.
Sue Altman, Executive Director of the far left New Jersey Working Families and vocal critic of South Jersey Democrat Powerbroker George Norcross was physically removed from a State Senate hearing on New Jersey’s tax incentive programs by State Police yesterday. State Senator Bob Smith (D, Middlesex), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Economic Growth Strategies, asked State Police to remove protesters after a series of demonstrations and booing after witnesses completed their testimony. “I want that entire back wall of people removed” Smith told state police. The officers began removing people from the room. When they got to Altman she refused forcing officers to physically remove her.
The NJ GOP will be holding their 2nd annual Toys for Tots Holiday Party on Tuesday December 10th from 7 to 9 PM at the Stress Factory in New Brunswick. The NJ GOP will celebrate statewide Republican victories with Chairman Doug Steinhardt, Senator-elect Michael Testa, Assemblyman-elect Erik Simonsen and Assemblyman-elect Antwan McClellan. There will be a special comedic performance by Assembly Republican Leader Jon Brammick. Tickets are $75 per person with an unwrapped toy or $100 per person with no gift. For more information visit the NJGOP Facebook page.
On this episode of the Informed Conservative Podcast our guest was NJ GOP Chairman Doug Steinhardt. 2020 Senate candidate Tricia Flanagan called in and joined the conversation.
The New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee held hearings on Assembly Bill No. 5823 on Thursday. The bill will allow New Jerseyans on probation or parole to vote giving 71,500 convicted of crimes who are not currently permitted to vote the ability to do so. The law currently allows those convicted to have their voting rights restored once they complete their sentence. Apparently New Jersey Democrats do not feel people should pay their debt to society before having voting rights restored. The current bill does not allow for those incarcerated to vote but one of the bill’s sponsors Assemblyman Jamel Holley (D, Union) hopes to change that.
Keeping a 2017 campaign promise Governor Murphy signed Executive Order No. 91 on Wednesday creating a Public Bank Implementation Board. The Board is tasked with developing an implementation plan for a public bank within one year. The private bank would hold the millions of taxpayer funds that are normally kept in commercial banks and use them for low-interest loans to small businesses, student loans, affordable housing and infrastructure projects that may not qualify for traditional funding. Murphy signed the order at a ceremony at New Jersey Citizens Action’s offices in Newark. New Jersey Citizens Action has been pushing the idea of a public bank for years.
November 12, 2019 by Guest Contributor Tricia Flanagan.
My Name is Tricia Flanagan, and I’m the Republican candidate running to represent the People of New Jersey in the United States Senate.
The New Jersey Legislature began its lame-duck session yesterday. It’s expected that the Legislature will be busy trying to bring forward controversial bills that they didn’t want to move forward before the 2019 election to not damage Democratic candidates and before the new session begins in January in hopes the voters will forget by the 2020 election. Those bills will most likely include driver licenses for illegal immigrants, “legalized” marijuana (marijuana cannot be legalized on a state level while remaining federally illegal), and banning single use plastics. Expect Murphy to move his radical agenda forward knowing that voters have short memories and will forget before the 2020 election and before he is up for re-election in 2021.
A press release posted this morning on Insider NJ referred to Hirsh Singh as the “front-runner for U.S. Senate in 2020”. The release also called Singh “the” Republican candidate clearly forgetting that there are at least 3 other candidates in the race. The release left me wondering what Singh is the front-runner in? Front-runner in living in his parent’s basement? Front-runner in losing multiple prior elections? Front-runner in hiding from the voters (I’ve rarely heard him speak publicly nor have I heard him speak on issues important to New Jerseyans)? I’m wondering if in his next release Singh will simply skip the 2020 election and declare himself Senator?
While Democrats still hold a majority in New Jersey Republicans had reason to celebrate on Tuesday night and Democrat State Senate President Steve Sweeney slammed Democrat Governor Phil Murphy. After Murphy told reporters that Democrat wins in lower-tier races and tight races in competitive State Assembly districts amounted to a successful night for Democrats saying “the party is stronger than before without question” Sweeney replied “Are you kidding me?” . Sweeney told NJ Advance Media “Really? How do you spin that? It wasn’t a good day. This is the first net loss in the Senate in a decade. You can spin it however you want. We lost”.