Sussex County Republicans vote against candidate transparency

As evidence by the fact that Donald Trump not only got elected, but months into his presidency the American people still know nothing about where his financial interests lie, the bulk of the GOP thinks its no big deal if the U.S.’s top executives have interests that conflict with the good of the nation—possibly including even large debts to hostile governments.  Count Sussex County’s own trio of GOP representatives to the State House among them.

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Frelinghuysen: Trump should cut Medicare, Medicaid

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen, a Republican whose district includes five Sussex County municipalities—Byram, Hopatcong, Ogdensburg, Sparta and Stanhope—is concerned about the budget Trump is proposing. For progressives in the 11th district who have been concerned about the congressman’s steady drift to the absolute right, this might seem like good news.  But there’s a catch ...

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Please help safeguard our Democracy

The Sussex County Board of Elections is looking for poll workers for the upcoming primary election on June sixth. Training begins in April. Please consider serving your community in this honorable role.

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Sussex County chooses Phil Murphy for governor

The Sussex County Democratic Committee on Sunday voted for Phil Murphy, largely thought to be the frontrunner in the Democratic race, as its candidate for governor.

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Candidates Learn the Ropes

The SCDC hosted a Candidates’ Workshop for people interested in running for local elected positions. We thank all those who attended, encouraged by us to serve their communities. If you missed the event, here are some notes.

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Mr. Gas Tax Argument Falls Apart

Senator Oroho’s plan to provide the funding needed for New Jersey’s roads and bridges was built upon a scheme to shift that financial burden from New Jersey’s wealthiest citizens to those who have long commutes. Recent reports show that Oroho’s claims to support his position were bogus.

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Next state government to inherit healthcare mess

Thanks to Republican administrations in Trenton and in Washington, the New Jersey administration that will replace Chris Christie will be facing giant problems in the provision of healthcare to the state’s low- and middle-income residents.

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Christie leaving state in fiscal trouble

In his last budget address, Gov. Chris Christie gave himself good marks for his departing administration, and despite his lame duck status and dismal 17 percent approval rating, proposed a maze of prospective new programs.

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Gas: Expect sticker shock

The price jump state residents saw in November, thanks to a 23 cent (but flexible and could rise) gas tax championed by Sussex County’s state senator, Steve Oroho, was just the beginning.

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House wants to make quick work of dismantling progress

While the current regime has been hoping to distract us with shiny objects, Congress has quietly begun the process of dismantling decades of progress in environmental protection and health care, along with entrenched institutions including even public education (after all, why would a society need that?)

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