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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Hail Signing of Law to Prevent Offshore Drilling in State Waters

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Coastal legislators Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove are hailing the signing into law of legislation A-839/S-258, which will prohibit offshore exploration, development and production drilling for oil or natural gas in State waters, State tidal waters and submerged lands in State waters.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove hail the signing of legislation which will prohibit offshore exploration, development and production drilling for oil or natural gas in State waters. (SenateNJ.com)

Senator Connors, Assemblyman Rumpf and Assemblywoman Gove all joined as cosponsors of A-839/S-258 which was introduced by the First Legislative District delegation.

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Senator Sam Thompson

Thompson Condemns Murphy’s “Motor Voter” Law

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Says New Law Is a Waste of Taxpayer Money and Resources, Will Lead to Voter Fraud

Senator Sam Thompson (R-12) released the following statement in response to Gov. Phil Murphy’s signing of “Motor Voter” legislation that sanctions State agencies to automatically register to vote anyone they come into contact with:

Sen. Sam Thompson released the following statement in response to Gov. Phil Murphy’s signing of “Motor Voter” legislation that sanctions State agencies to automatically register to vote anyone they come into contact with. (SenateNJ.com)

“Governor Murphy is trying to fix a problem that doesn’t exist on the New Jersey taxpayers’ dime. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Division of Elections, 92 percent of eligible voters in the state are already registered and able to vote in elections should they choose to do so.

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Senator Tom Kean

Kean: While Today is Tax Day, New Jerseyans Won’t Celebrate Tax Freedom Day Until May 3rd

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Warns Murphy’s Billions in New Taxes Will Push Tax Freedom Day for New Jerseyans Even Later

On Tax Day 2018, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean warned that New Jersey residents will have to work longer to pay their tax bills if billions in tax increases proposed by Governor Phil Murphy are enacted.

Sen. Tom Kean warned that Tax Freedom Day for New Jerseyans will move further into the year if billions in tax increases proposed by Gov. Phil Murphy are enacted. (SenateNJ.com)

“Although today is Tax Day, the day that income taxes must be filed, New Jerseyans actually will have to work through May 3rd to pay their combined federal, state, and local property tax bills for the year,” said Kean. “If Murphy’s billions in tax increases are enacted, New Jersey workers will have to work even further into the year just to pay their taxes.”

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Senator Bob Singer

Sen. Singer & Duvi Honig, Founder of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce, Call for ‘New Jersey Economic Development Day’

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Senator Robert Singer has introduced a resolution that would name the second Monday of May as “New Jersey Economic Development Day.” The legislation is inspired by Duvi Honig, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber Of Commerce.

Sen. Robert Singer has introduced a resolution that would name the second Monday of May as “New Jersey Economic Development Day.” (Pixabay)

“We can do much more to make the Garden State a competitive place to grow or start a business,” Singer (R-30) said. “New Jersey is blessed with a well-educated workforce, an ideal location, easy-to-access public transportation, and the best schools in the nation. Boosting economic growth is critical to ensuring the vitality of our economy.”

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District 9

Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Pro-Illegal Alien Bills Disenfranchise Rights of Legal Citizens

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Consistent with their long-standing position on illegal immigration, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove sharply criticized the New Jersey Legislature for passing legislation (S-699) to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer-funded tuition assistance.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove sharply criticized the New Jersey Legislature for passing legislation to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer-funded tuition assistance. (SenateNJ.com)

The 9th District legislators voted against the tuition assistance bill as well as the legislative resolution (SCR-55) which opposes a question on the 2020 census form that would ask whether a person is a citizen.

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Senator Anthony Bucco
Senator Steve Oroho

Sweeney/Oroho/Bucco Bill Would Boost Vo-Tech Education, Fund School Security

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Measure Would Provide $1 Billion for Job Training, School Security

The Senate today voted to approve legislation that would seek voter approval for a plan to make significant investments in the vocational-technical education programs that meet critical job training needs and provide grants to improve school security across the state. The vote was 36-1.

The bipartsian legislation would seek voter approval for a plan to invest in New Jersey’s VoTech programs and improve school security. (Flickr)

Sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester), Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex) and Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) the Career and Technical Education and Security Bond Act (S-2293) would provide $450 million in grants to county vocational-technical school districts, $500 million for school security grants, and $50 million for county college career and technical education grants. The bill was revised today to increase school security funds from $250 to $500 million. Continue Reading…

Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho Bill to Exempt School Buses from Gas Tax Passes Senate

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Senator Steven Oroho’s (R-24) bipartisan legislation exempting school buses from the state’s motor fuel tax has passed the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s bipartisan legislation exempting school buses from the state’s motor fuel tax has passed the New Jersey Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

“Local governments should not use the property taxes they collect from residents to pay other taxes to the state,” Oroho said. “Government vehicles such as police cars, fire trucks, and ambulances are currently exempt from the state gas tax. Adding school buses to the list is a commonsense, tax-saving move that will benefit all New Jersey residents.”

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Senator Kip Bateman

Bog Turtle Now One Step Closer to Becoming NJ’s Official State Reptile

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Bateman Legislation Inspired By Local Students Will Protect Endangered Turtle With NJ State Reptile Designation

The bog turtle crawled one step closer to become New Jersey’s official state reptile today, following the State Senate passage of legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman and inspired by students from Princeton.

Riverside Elementary School Students Kyle Grzmala and Hayah Mian, and their teacher Mark Eastburn, join Sen. Bateman for the April 12, 2018 vote on his bill to designate the endangered bog turtle as New Jersey’s Official State Reptile. (SenateNJ.com)

“I really have to hand it to the students who worked so hard to shed light on the dangers the bog turtle is facing in New Jersey. We are passing this bill today because of their efforts,” Senator Bateman (R-16) said. “Encouraging the next generation to get involved in the legislative process and reach out to their elected officials is incredibly important. It’s something that every parent, teacher, and legislator should do. I know that these kids have a bright future ahead of them and I look forward to watching them continue to fight for the causes they believe in.”

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Senator Anthony Bucco
Senator Joe Pennacchio

Now Law: Pennacchio/Bucco ‘Pass the Trash’ Legislation to Protect Students from Abuse

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Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Pennacchio and Senator Anthony Bucco to end the practice of “passing the trash” by preventing predatory teachers from continuing to victimize innocent kids at a different school.

Senator Pennacchio and Bucco’s “Pass the Trash” law was signed by the Governor.(SenateNJ.com)

“As I’ve said all along, the safety of our students is paramount,” Pennacchio (R-26) said. “By enacting the ‘Pass the Trash’ law, this state is honoring its responsibility to protect innocent children from chronically-abusive teachers. I am proud that we were able to do this on a bipartisan basis with the support of the Governor. This legislation will go a long way to safeguarding students from abuse.”

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Senator Kip Bateman

Bateman to Introduce “Bijou’s Law” to Protect Pets at Groomers

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Three Dogs Have Died at New Jersey Pet Salons in the Past Five Months

In light of recent, untimely, and recurring deaths of dogs while in the care of pet groomers, Senator Kip Bateman (R-16) will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed.

In light of recent, untimely, and recurring deaths of dogs while in the care of pet groomers, Sen. Kip Bateman will introduce legislation to increase protections for family pets by requiring pet groomers to be properly trained and licensed. (Photo courtesy of Rosemary Marchetto)

“It is sadly far too common for us to read of dog grooming deaths in the news,” said Bateman. “It’s clear that something needs to be done to improve training and oversight. That’s why I’m introducing ‘Bijou’s Law’ as a smart and sensible approach to protect our pets and save lives. People take their dog to the groomers with the reasonable expectation that their pets will be treated properly and returned to them clean and healthy, and not in a box.”

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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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