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  • Freehold Borough Superintendent Tomazic and Red Bank Superintendent Rumage joined Sen. Jennifer Beck for the Governor’s Budget Message at the New Jersey State House on Feb. 28. The superintendents have worked with Beck to secure additional state aid for massively underfunded districts like theirs. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego and Asm. Joe Howarth met Carter and Corbin Taylor to talk about their program, Science for Sick Days, for kids unable to attend school because of illness, on Feb. 25, 2017. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Jennifer Beck and Commission of Education Kimberley Harrington visited schools in Asbury Park and Long Branch on Feb. 14. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego at the ribbon cutting of the Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County at Smithville Park on Feb. 8, 2017. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Gerry Cardinale with retired members of the FOP, PBA and RUPD who came to the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee meeting on Feb. 6, 2017 to support S-1944, which allows more retired law enforcement officers to carry firearms after they retire. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Diane Allen speaks to the Senate Transportation Committee in support of her “Antwan’s Law” bill to make roads safer for students, in Trenton, on Jan. 9, 2017. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Diane Allen speaks at a Jan. 7 Statehouse event recognizing a law she sponsored that took effect this month to allow New Jersey adoptees to obtain their original birth certificates. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Joe Pennacchio watches as Gov. Chris Christie signs his legislation at the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey headquarters in Trenton, N.J. on Jan. 4. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Dawn Addiego speaking at a New Jersey State House press conference on Dec. 8, 2016 on bipartisan legislation she is sponsoring with Senate President Steve Sweeney (left) and Asm. Adam Taliaferro (right) to allow state pension funds to invest in TTF bonds. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24) speaking at a New Jersey State House press conference on S-2026, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” on December 5, 2016. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Joe Pennacchio (R-26) speaking at a New Jersey State House press conference on S-2026, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” on December 5, 2016. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Diane Allen was officially inducted into the Governing Institute’s Women in Government Leadership Class of 2017 on the weekend of Nov. 12 at the Institute’s conference in Arizona. (Full Story)

District 9

Connors, Rumpf & Gove: No Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Aliens

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Having voted against illegal aliens receiving in-state tuition and tuition assistance, the 9th District Delegation will be voting against providing driver’s licenses to persons in our country illegally if and when the bill is voted on by the State Legislature.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove (R-9) will vote against providing driver’s licenses to persons in our country illegally if and when the bill is voted on by the State Legislature. (SenateNJ.com)

Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove have been sharply critical of the introduction of companion legislation A-1738 and S-1340 entitled the “New Jersey Safe and Responsible Driver Act,” which would establish driver’s licenses for New Jersey residents who “cannot prove lawful presence in the United States.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Introduces Legislation Banning Pet Leasing

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Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) has introduced legislation to ban the leasing of domestic companion animals to address a deceptive business practice that has recently come under scrutiny.

Sen. Kristin Corrado (R-40) has introduced legislation to ban the leasing of domestic companion animals to address a deceptive business practice that has recently come under scrutiny. (SenateNJ)

“Pets are an integral part of the American family, and they shouldn’t be leased like a car or cell phone,” Corrado said. “It’s disturbing that people are being misled into believing they’re purchasing a high-end breed with the promise of affordable monthly payment plans, not realizing they’re actually signing a two or three-year lease that could result in their pet being repossessed. This deceptive practice of renting-to-own puppies employed by shady pet brokers is cruel and must be stopped in New Jersey.”

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon

O’Scanlon & DiMaso: Sports Betting Decision Will Boost Monmouth Park, Horse Racing Industry

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Senator Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (both R-Monmouth) released a statement following a United States Supreme Court decision reversing the ban on sports betting:

Sen. Declan O’Scanlon and Asw. Serena DiMaso said a U.S. Supreme Court decision on sports wagering will boost Monmouth Park and New Jersey’s horse racing industry. (Flickr)

“This is a huge victory for justice and fairness as there has been a bipartisan effort for years to address this arbitrary ban on sports betting. Monmouth Park is a vital cornerstone for our community in Oceanport, and further, for the entire region.” said O’Scanlon “Horse racing is crucial to New Jersey’s economy as well as the preservation of our open space. Our horse racing industry is responsible for the preservation of thousands of acres of open space. Anything that helps the industry directly helps reserve that invaluable resource.”

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Senator Bob Singer

Singer Applauds Relocation of U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem

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Senator Robert Singer (R-30) commended the relocation of the United States Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The new embassy officially opened in Jerusalem today after decades of efforts to accomplish the move.

Sen. Robert Singer (R-30) commended the relocation of the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (Flickr)

“Today’s historic move of our embassy to Jerusalem reinforces the strength of the relationship between the United States and our ally, Israel,” said Singer. “I applaud President Trump for putting words into action and relocating the American embassy to its rightful location in Jerusalem.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Kean Applauds U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Sports Betting

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Decision Upholds N.J. Law, Paves the Way for Legalized Wagering on Sporting Events

Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean applauded the United States Supreme Court for striking down a federal law that had prohibited most states, including New Jersey, from moving forward with efforts to offer legalized sports betting.

Sen. Tom Kean applauded the U.S. Supreme Court for striking down a federal law that had prohibited New Jersey from moving forward with efforts to offer legalized sports betting.(©iStock)

“The Supreme Court’s decision is recognition that the federal government shouldn’t be in the business of helping one state to maintain a monopoly on sports wagering,” said Kean. “Now that the federal prohibition on sports wagering has been struck down, New Jersey businesses will have the opportunity to compete on a level playing field.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado’s Legislation to Educate Students on Consequences of “Sexting” Passes Committee

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s (R-40) legislation requiring middle school students to be taught the legal, social, and emotional consequences of “sexting” has passed the Senate Education Committee.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s (R-40) legislation requiring middle school students to be taught the legal, social, and emotional consequences of “sexting” has passed the Senate Education Committee. (©iStock)

“The repercussions of texting sexually explicit images for teenagers can be far-reaching,” Corrado said. “Many don’t think about the social trauma, bullying, and heartbreak they could experience if a picture or video falls into the wrong hands, and they often don’t realize they might be creating, possessing, or distributing child pornography with extremely serious legal repercussions. It’s imperative that we teach our kids that ‘sexting’ can ruin their reputations and impact their future.”

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Senator Anthony Bucco

Bucco Bill to Help Small Businesses Cut Through Government Red Tape Passes Committee

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Senator Anthony Bucco’s (R-25) legislation to help small businesses cut through government red tape has passed Senate Economic Growth Committee.

Sen. Anthony Bucco’s (R-25) legislation to help small businesses cut through government red tape has passed Senate Economic Growth Committee. (©iStock.com)

“As a small business owner, I’ve dealt with unnecessary bureaucratic hurdles that prevent New Jersey’s ‘mom and pop shops’ from flourishing,” Bucco said. “Onerous rules and regulations that violate our state’s ‘Regulatory Flexibility Act’ should rightly be disputed by small business owners. Empowering our state’s entrepreneurs and job creators will incentivize local economies and revitalize Main Streets in every corner of New Jersey.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Kean Legislation to Study High Rates of NJ Students Leaving for Out-of-State Colleges Approved by Higher Ed Committee

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New Jersey Exports More College-Bound Students than Any Other State

Legislation by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean to study why so many New Jersey high school graduates choose to attend college in other states has been approved by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

Sen. Tom Kean’s legislation to study why so many N.J. high school graduates choose to attend college in other states has passed the Senate Higher Education Committee. (©iStock)

“No other state sends more of its high school graduates to out-of-state colleges than New Jersey,” said Kean, a member of the Higher Education committee. “Once they leave, many never return to New Jersey to help build our workforce, support their families, or contribute to our communities. This brain drain really hurts New Jersey, and it’s something we must understand better if we are to counter it successfully.”

An analysis by the Washington Post of data from the National Center for Education Statistics shows New Jersey’s export of 31,510 graduates in 2008 was the most in the nation.

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Senator Anthony Bucco

Bucco’s Bill to Improve Teens’ Awareness of ‘Safe Haven Act’ Passes Committee

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Program Allows Newborns and Infants to Be Surrendered Safely, Anonymously & Legally

Senator Anthony Bucco’s (S-25) legislation to ensure that high school students are aware of the “New Jersey Safe Haven Protection Act” has unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee.

Sen. Anthony Bucco’s (S-25) legislation to ensure that high school students are aware of the “New Jersey Safe Haven Protection Act” unanimously passed the Senate Education Committee. (NJDCF)

“Teenage parents often hide pregnancies to avoid punishment from parents, and they’re among the most likely to abandon a newborn baby in an unsafe manner,” Bucco said. “New Jersey’s Safe Haven Act has proven to saves lives by giving parents who may not want a child a safe, anonymous, and legal way to surrender a baby. We need to make sure that all of our students understand this option, which can protect a baby from harm and prevent teen parents from making extremely bad choices that may send them to jail.”

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District 10

Holzapfel, Wolfe & McGuckin Join Vicari in Calling for Restoration of Homestead Rebates Cut by Gov. Murphy

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Murphy Wants to Cut Property Tax Relief in Half, Costing Ocean County’s Seniors $250

Senator Jim Holzapfel, Assemblyman Dave Wolfe, and Assemblyman Greg McGuckin (all R-Ocean) joined Ocean County Freeholder Joseph Vicari in calling on Governor Phil Murphy to restore full funding to Homestead Benefit property tax credits for Ocean County’s seniors.

Holzapfel, Wolfe & McGuckin joined Ocean County Freeholder Joseph Vicari in calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to restore full funding to Homestead Benefit property tax credits for Ocean County’s seniors. (Pixabay)

Vicari sent a letter this week to the Governor explaining the harm this cut would have on Ocean County’s large senior population.

“Governor Murphy’s budget proposal would cut property tax credits under the Homestead Benefit program by $250,” said Holzapfel. “Our fixed income seniors don’t have the flexibility in their budgets to absorb such a big cut. The Governor’s plan will really hurt them. That’s why we’re joining Freeholder Vicari to call on Governor Murphy to fully fund the rebates like he promised to do.”

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Republican Senators

Tom Kean

District 21 - Republican Leader

Kip Bateman

District 16

Chris Brown

District 2

Anthony Bucco

District 25

Gerald Cardinale

District 39

Kristin Corrado

District 40

Michael Doherty

District 23

Jim Holzapfel

District 10

Steven Oroho

District 24

Declan O'Scanlon

District 13

Joe Pennacchio

District 26

Robert Singer

District 30

Samuel Thompson

District 12

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