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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

New Year’s Resolutions in June, Part 3

By Assemblyman Alex Sauickie In the past two weeks, I’ve written here about budget resolutions I submitted to the Assembly Budget Committee to fund improved services for veterans and state support for our schools. Again, a budget resolution is a document requesting specific changes to the governor’s proposed budget. Because they’re meant to revise state […]

New Year’s Resolution in June, Part 2

By Assemblyman Alex Sauickie Last week I wrote about budget resolutions I submitted to the Assembly Budget Committee to fund improved services for veterans. As a reminder, a budget resolution is an official document requesting specific changes to the governor’s proposed budget that reflect a legislator’s priorities. Because they’re meant to reshape state spending priorities […]

New Year’s Resolution in June, Part 1

By Assemblyman Alex Sauickie About two months ago, I wrote in these pages about the governor’s state budget proposal and how the budget process works in the Legislature. As we head into the final weeks of “budget season” in Trenton, I’d like to remind you of the process and tell you how I’m using it […]

The Power of Summer

By Assemblyman Alex Sauickie By the time you read this, Memorial Day weekend of 2023 will have already passed, and the unofficial start of summer will have begun. Perhaps you have great summer plans, whether it’s travel to a new destination, enjoying the beautiful Jersey shore, grilling in the backyard, or some com- bination of […]