Murphy Budget:More Spending and Debt for Government, Less Growth and Opportunity for New Jersey

February 23, 2021

Trenton: Today, Governor Phil Murphy outlined his 2022 budget proposal. Last year, the Governor forced the state to take on an unnecessary $4.5 billion in debt, only to find at the end of the year, a surplus in the budget. He raised taxes, raised fees, and increased the cost of being a New Jerseyan. Despite […]

Chairman Lavery statement on the passing of State Committeeman/ Mayor Tom Kelaher

February 22, 2021

NJGOP Chairman Michael Lavery issued the following statement on the passing of State Committeeman/Mayor Tom Kelaher: “The NJGOP is absolutely devastated by the loss of our Republican State Committee Member, friend and mentor, Tom Kelaher. His record of service is exceptional. He served the shore area as Ocean County prosecutor and Mayor of Toms River, […]

Chairman Michael Lavery statement on the passing of Sen. Cardinale

February 20, 2021

“New Jersey has lost a truly iconic public servant and the Republican Party will sorely miss his leadership. Senator Cardinale has earned the trust of his constituents more often than any other GOP legislator in state history because he was an honest, dedicated and caring man. His legacy of conservative leadership in the state house […]

NJGOP Chairman Michael Lavery Statement on Governor Murphy’s Soccer Team Scandal

February 14, 2021

Chairman Michael Lavery issued the following statement on the news of Governor Murphy’s soccer team being involved with an immigration scandal: “The news of Governor Murphy’s soccer team being involved in an immigration fraud scheme is truly alarming. The Governor’s administration has been covered in scandal from day one, with the cascading sexual assault scandal, […]

Will Murphy side with Students and Science or his Campaign Funders?

February 5, 2021

TRENTON–  As the pandemic wears on and, hopefully, approaches its conclusion, more and more evidence has emerged on the harms of all-remote schooling. Over one third of New Jersey schools are all-remote, and nearly all are partially remote. The CDC, along with Dr. Anthony Fauci, has said it is safe for students to return to […]

If Only Murphy Nipped It In The Bud

February 5, 2021

Trenton: The unsettling work environment for women, including allegations of sexual assault and misogynistic language, surrounding Governor Phil Murphy’s inner circle has spread across his administration and into New Jersey’s prison system. According to a new report at least 6 women were beaten and another sexually assaulted by 3 officers at a NJ women’s prison, […]

A Double Dose Of Murphy Failure

February 2, 2021

Trenton- Each new phase of this pandemic has brought a new episode of Murphy failure. The Governor ordered covid-positive patients back into nursing homes, and thousands of our most vulnerable perished. He chose winners and losers during his shut downs, and one third of our businesses are now gone. He disregarded his own executive orders. He took […]

NJGOP Statement on Senator Tom Kean Jr’s Decision Not To Seek Reelection

February 1, 2021

Statement from NJGOP Chairman Michael Lavery:     “New Jersey has no finer public servant than Tom Kean Jr, who has fought relentlessly for good government, bipartisan agreement, and policies that benefit every day New Jerseyans throughout his distinguished career. We wish him the best in whatever comes next, and thank him for his service […]

NJGOP Statement on Biden Inauguration

January 20, 2021

NJGOP Statement on Biden Inauguration .  NJGOP Chairman Michael Lavery released the following statement regarding President-elect Joe Biden’ inauguration: . “While we applaud President-elect Joe Biden’s call for healing and unity, it rings hollow as he slowly reveals a very liberal agenda for his Presidency. New Jersey cannot afford his vision of draconian regulations, anti-business policies, […]

NJGOP Statement On 2021 State Of The State

January 12, 2021

Today, Governor Murphy issued his 2021 State of the State address. The address included policies that would make our state worse off in the short and long term, and papered over the administration’s failures.   New Jersey leads the nation in Covid death rate, and outmigration. We are consistently ranked last in tax climate, and close […]