In NH, Wisniewski Says Sanders Shows What Politics is ‘Supposed to Be’


The Assemblyman talks Sanders, New Jersey and what's next.

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In NH, Wisniewski Says Sanders Shows What Politics is ‘Supposed to Be’

February 09, 2016

The Assemblyman talks Sanders, New Jersey and what's next.

By Alyana Alfaro | 02/09/16 1:07pm

MANCHESTER – The Red Arrow Diner is the quintessential American greasy spoon: circular red bar stools line a red-topped counter, breakfast can be ordered 24 hours a day and rounded metal adorns the... Read more.

Why I Think America Needs Bernie Sanders for President

February 01, 2016

John Wisniewski is New Jersey Assembly Speaker and NJ State Chair of the Bernie Sanders for President Campaign.


In the years since the Great Recession, I have watched with frustration over the tepid response from government at all levels to the personal tragedies that have played out for far too... Read more.

Chris Christie’s Undeserved Endorsement from the Union Leader

December 01, 2015

Assemblyman Wisniewski sent the following letter to New Hampshire’s Union Leader newspaper following its endorsement of Chris Christie’s presidential campaign


Dear Editor,

While the Union Leader is entitled to its opinion on who is best suited to be the next President of the United States,... Read more.

Wisniewski on NJ Transit Fare Hikes:  Commuters are Paying the Price for the Governor’s Inaction

April 20, 2015

(TRENTON) – Assembly Transportation Committee Chairman John S. Wisniewski (D-Middlesex) released the following statement Monday on the newest round of proposed fare hikes announced by New Jersey Transit:
“Working class families struggling with stagnant wages have barely recovered from the last,... Read more.

Opinion: GWB inquiry must not be cut short

June 03, 2014

This was never going to be a quick and tidy inquiry, no matter who was doing the investigating.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT never had to cross the George Washington Bridge, but he certainly had it right when he said, "Nothing in the world is worth having or worth doing unless it means effort, pain,... Read more.

Holiday Fire Safety

December 04, 2013

Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski (D-19, Middlesex),Chair of the New Jersey Fire Safety Commission today released the following column reminding residents of the increased risk of home fires over the holiday season and highlighting steps they can take to reduce such risks.

Sayreville, N.J - The... Read more.

The Port Authority and the Fort Lee Fiasco

December 02, 2013

On Monday November 25, I chaired a hearing of the Assembly Transportation Committee at which Port Authority Deputy Executive Director Bill Baroni testified about September’s closing of the Fort Lee access lanes to the George Washington Bridge.

Baroni testified the closing was part of a traffic... Read more.

No need to rush change in Rutgers’ Governance

July 15, 2013

by Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski

For nearly 300 years, from its founding as Queens College in 1766, until it became the State University in 1956, Rutgers was governed by a Board of Trustees. With the University’s evolution from a private institution to the State University of New Jersey, the... Read more.

Reforming the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

June 29, 2012

Since its creation over 90 years ago, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has played an invaluable role managing the region’s transportation infrastructure and promoting its economic development. Unfortunately, recent actions and news reports have raised questions about whether the Port... Read more.

I Still Support the Buffett Rule

April 17, 2012

by: John Wisniewski
Tue Apr 17, 2012 at 03:54 PM EDT

Yesterday, Senate Republicans made it clear that they are the party of special rules for millionaires and billionaires when they rejected legislation to make the country's richest pay their fair share. Today, as millions of Americans file their... Read more.

The State of Our State 2012

February 28, 2012

The State of Our State 2012
Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski

In this year’s annual State of the State address, Governor Christie offered a number of proposals for legislators to consider in the coming year. Some are likely to find bipartisan support such as his proposal to provide drug treatment... Read more.

Assemblyman: Tea Party, GOP Allies Wrong on Hurricane Irene relief

September 01, 2011

When a Republican Governor and Democratic state party chairman find agreement on an issue, as Governor Christie and I do on federal assistance for those suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Irene, you would hope our representatives in Washington would take heed. Unfortunately, As New Jersey′s... Read more.

The Jury Is No Longer Out

August 10, 2011

The Jury Is No Longer Out
John Wisniewski
August 10, 2011

The jury is no longer out. The cut and hope policies of the current crop of tea party conservatives simply doesn′t work in the real world, and neither does their delay and obfuscate strategy for derailing the Obama Administration. The... Read more.

New Jersey Businesses Will Pay For Christie′s Tunnel Decision

December 30, 2010

New Jersey Businesses Will Pay For Christie′s Tunnel Decision
John S. Wisniewski
December 30, 2010

Seldom - if ever- has a governor made a more anti-business decision than the one Gov. Chris Christie made when he shutdown construction of the new commuter rail tunnel under the Hudson River. The... Read more.

Sara′s Law

April 27, 2010

Sara′s Law
John S. Wisniewski
April 27, 2010

An hour and a half.

That’s how long it took for word to reach Betty and Victor Dubinin that their only child – Sara – had been critically injured in a serious car accident and had been admitted to the Emergency Room at Robert Wood Johnson... Read more.

NJ Transit Fare Hike - Penny Wise and Pound Foolish

March 19, 2010

NJ Transit Fare Hike - Penny Wise and Pound Foolish
John S. Wisniewski
March 19, 2010

NJ Transit is the nation’s third largest provider of bus, rail and light rail transit, operating a fleet of 2,027 buses, 711 trains and 45 light rail vehicles that service 223 million passengers a year.... Read more.

National Report is a Call for Action

August 14, 2009

National Report is a Call for Action
John S. Wisniewski
August 14, 2009

In a recent study, the American Association of State Transportation Highway Officials ranked New Jersey 50th in the nation in road conditions. To some, that information may not be too surprising since New Jersey is home to... Read more.

Protecting the Rights of Homeowners

June 15, 2009

Protecting the Rights of Homeowners
By Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski
June 15, 2009

These days there are many things to worry about financially. In addition to the stress of making every day ends meet, more and more homeowners are also finding themselves faced with the unthinkable possibility of... Read more.

Stimulus Money Will Create Jobs and Ease Property Taxes

May 27, 2009

Stimulus Money Will Create Jobs and Ease Property Taxes
John S. Wisniewski
May 27, 2009

The Obama administration deserves a lot of credit for the Federal Stimulus Program. This program not only gave a boost to the economy overall, but helped put many New Jerseyans to work making much needed... Read more.

What You Need to Know About Fire Safety

April 13, 2009

What You Need to Know About Fire Safety
By John S. Wisniewski
April 13, 2009

As I watch the nightly news or read the newspapers these days, I see an alarming trend. There are far too many tragic headlines involving children and fire. Each year, hundreds of young lives are lost, because children... Read more.

Bringing Home Help for Seniors

March 13, 2009

Bringing Home Help for Seniors
By Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski
March 13, 2009

It′s not easy being a homeowner these days. The economic crisis is hitting everyone hard. Rising property taxes, home maintenance fees and the ever skyrocketing cost of living are putting many New Jersey families... Read more.

Playing with Fire

February 13, 2009

Playing with Fire
By Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski
February 13, 2009

On September 27, 2007, 2-year-old Breydon Edwards and 15-month-old Peyton Edwards of Russellville, Arkansas, found a motorcycle-shaped lighter in their home. While playing with what to them appeared to be a toy vehicle, they... Read more.