Phoebus Drops Out

Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus announced on Tuesday, March 28th, that she will no longer seek the Republican nomination for the New Jersey state senate.

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And yet they persisted: Did NJ 11th for Change save Obamacare?

The Republicans in power are insisting that their epic failure to destroy the Affordable Care Act (which they’d been promising to do the instant they got in charge) and replace it with the tax-cuts-for-the-rich bill Donald Trump apparently thought was “really terrific” on Democrats. They just wouldn’t support it (well, they got that part right.)

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Frelinghuysen responds to public outcry, will vote “no” on Trump/Ryan care

U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11) whose district includes the Sussex County municipalities of Byram, Hopatcong, Ogdensburg, Sparta and Stanhope, said Friday he would vote “no” on the administration’s “replacement” for the Affordable Care Act. Frelinghuysen is the new chairman of the power House Appropriations Committee.

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Clarkin drops out, Trish/Matteson to run as a team

Sean Clarkin of Vernon has dropped out of the Democratic Assembly race following an announcement that Gina Trish and Kate Matteson plan to run as a team. They will be competing with Michael Pirog in the June 6 primary.

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Frelinghuysen approves guns for veterans deemed “mentally incompetent”

When it comes to honoring our veterans, the U.S. is big on talk and parades, and less enthusiastic about ponying up to provide jobs, housing and physical and mental health care.

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