After failing to get enough support in the New Jersey State Senate to get a “legalized” recreational marijuana bill passed State Senate President Steve Sweeney (D, Gloucester) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Nicholas Scutari (D, Middlesex) have introduced a constitutional amendment to have a ballot question to “legalize” marijuana on the ballot in 2020. There is just one problem. New Jersey voters cannot “legalize” marijuana while it remains federally illegal.
The Tricia Flanagan for U.S. Senate 2020 campaign has rescheduled its fundraiser and kick off of the 2020 New Jersey Republican Resurgence to Sunday December 8, 2019. The event will be held from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Debonair Music Hall in Teaneck. The band Politically Incorrect will perform. Tickets are $100 per person or $150 per couple. To purchase tickets to go debonairmusichall.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
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Tricia Flanagan to Cory Booker: Are you serious about no walls for Israel?
Lawrenceville, NJ November 14, 2019. Senator Cory Booker seems to think the Presidential campaign trail is where he can test out his comedy material on the nation. Like a comedian, Sen Booker goes out on the road testing his material; then, he attempts to pass it off as policy with the joke landing squarely on the American people. It’s not funny when there are serious consequences for our safety — not just the security of our nation and our children but the safety and security of the entire world.
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.