Phil Murphy


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In about four weeks, voters will elect a mayor in New York City and a governor in New Jersey. With all the challenges facing local residents from transportation to taxes it’s incredible that the candidates leading in the polls do nothing except talk about President Donald Trump and national issues.  It’s time to hold politicians accountable before they win office.  Let’s hear real plans about public transportation fixes in the NYC and in Jersey.  And what about the fact that NJ has become unaffordable to average working and middle class families?  It’s time we hear real plans to fix what’s broken instead of partisan talking points that serve no one except the candidates ambition.


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The race to replace Governor Christie is in high gear and only five weeks out. The Republican candidate Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno has pulled closer to Democratic nominee, Phil Murphy. Why is the race so close in New Jersey where Democrats outnumber Republicans nearly two to one? Simple answer is taxes. They’re too high for the average middle class and working class family to afford. Kim Guadagno has a plan to lower them and Phil Murphy has pledged to raise taxes in order to pay for many new programs. Could this be a repeat of the Corzine/Christie battle in 2009? Five weeks to go…

Repeal and Replace…Governor Christie

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Friday January 20th marks the inauguration of the 45th President of the United States.  President Donald Trump took the oath of office at noon and a new era of politics began.  As Piers Morgan put it in a tweet…

So the Trump era begins.  We’ll have to see how the new President’s policies impact the economy and security in our region.  I’m confident that his plan and leadership ability will be enough to succeed and earn him a second term.  More on the President in later blogs…for now, the race to Drumthwacket begins in earnest.

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