Jersey Fresh: Summer Recipe with Garden State Ingredients

By Assemblyman Alex Sauickie As a member of the Assembly Agriculture and Food Insecurity Committee, I would be remiss if I didn’t write a summer item on the Jersey Fresh program and thank all our farmers, both commercial and backyard, for the work you do in putting the “garden” in the “Garden State.” Through your […]

Statement on the Passing of Lieutenant Governor Oliver

I am saddened to learn of the passing of Lieutenant Governor Shiela Oliver. Lieutenant Governor Oliver served this State and her community over a decades-long career. I offer my sincere condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues.  ### Statement by Assemblyman Alex Sauickie from Jackson, New Jersey, on August 1, 2023.

A Battle Worth Fighting

By Assemblyman Alex Sauickie In two short months, the National Society of the Cincinnati will host a two-day tour of the Monmouth Battlefield in Freehold. The society is well known in Revolutionary War circles for its excellent educational programming and tours of battlefields. The fact that a national group is touring one of New Jersey’s […]

Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of Assemblyman Ron Dancer’s Passing

A photo of Assemblyman Ron Dancer in black and white, with words to the left of the image reading, "Assemblyman Ronald S. Dancer, 1949 to 2022."

The great Ron Dancer and his family are in my thoughts today on the one-year anniversary of his passing. Ron was a gentleman who exemplified service for others and leadership in his community. He is deeply missed. ### Statement by Assemblyman Alex Sauickie from Jackson, New Jersey, on July 23, 2023.

Have You Received Your “Mange Tak” Note Yet?

By Assemblyman Alex Sauickie Energy bill payers ought to soon be receiving notes in the mail saying “mange tak” or words to that effect. But don’t hold your breath. “Mange tak” means “thank you very much” in Danish. In case you’re wondering why I’m writing about that, it’s because you’ve been very generous to some […]

Sauickie proposal would save more farmland slated for warehouse development

TRENTON, N.J. – Farmers enticed to sell their land to warehouse or high-density developers would receive counter offers from the state under a new preservation program proposed by Assemblyman Alex Sauickie. “While warehouses are good for consumers, they significantly impact a community’s character. Not every municipality may have the infrastructure to handle the increased truck traffic […]

The State Budget Season Finale

By Assemblyman Alex Sauickie Many of us enjoy streaming TV series, sometimes “binge-watching” them out of curiosity about the plot twists and drama to come next. Well, my review of this season’s state budget saga is in: it had its twists and turns, no doubt entertaining to some observers but too few participants, and the […]

Fight to save NJ’s Revolutionary War sites could gain strength from new grant program

TRENTON, N.J. – Assemblyman Alex Sauickie has introduced a measure that would create a grant program to save Revolutionary War sites under threat of development. “New Jersey, which is known as the “Crossroads of the American Revolution,” played too pivotal a role in our nation’s fight for independence to put profits over preservation,” Sauickie (R-Ocean) said. […]

Some Good News for Jackson

By Assemblyman Alex Sauickie Based on a lot of what I’ve written here, especially about school issues, it may be surprising to hear that there is some good news for Jackson coming from Trenton lately. But there is. Last week, I mentioned the huge numbers of legislative bills flying around the State House these days. […]

The Home Stretch for the State Budget

By Assemblyman Alex Sauickie For those of us who have watched a horse race or two, the home stretch is almost always the most exciting part. But as we head into the home stretch of the state budget process in Trenton, I can’t say I’m very excited, although I believe I’ve done everything I could […]