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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho Pushing for State Spending Cap

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Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex) introduced legislation today that would cap state spending at 2 percent annually. This legislation comes on the heels of the 2 percent property tax cap passed today by the Senate.

“It is very important that the state demonstrate the same fiscal restraint that we are asking of local and county governments and school boards,” Oroho stated. “All levels of government have been living beyond their means and taxpayers are the ones paying the price. We need to make decisions that make this state more affordable for families and more competitive for businesses.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Kean Statement on 2% Property Tax Cap

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement today after the Senate passed a property tax cap. Under the bill, property tax increases would be capped at 2 percent annually with a limited number of exemptions, including voter override:

“New Jersey residents will finally have some predictability and control when it comes to their property tax bill. Giving voters a choice will help prevent another family from moving out or another business from closing due to rapidly escalating property taxes.

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Senator Anthony Bucco

Bucco Applauds Passage of 2 Percent Property Tax Cap

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Senator Anthony Bucco, Republican Budget Officer, issued the following statement today after the Senate passed a 2 percent property tax cap:

“This legislation shows that New Jersey is headed in the right direction to help make this state affordable again for businesses and families.

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District 9

Connors, Rumpf & Gove Measure Seeks to Protect Seniors and Disabled From Financial Exploitation

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Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove have introduced legislation aimed at convicting criminals who financially exploit senior citizens or disabled persons.

The 9th District Delegation issued the following joint statement regarding their new legislative initiative (S-2166/A-3080) to protect society’s most vulnerable citizens:

“After consulting with various government agencies, our Delegation has proudly introduced a comprehensive measure that would provide law enforcement with additional tools to convict criminals who prey upon seniors and the disabled. This legislation is specifically aimed at bringing to justice individuals who use a position of trust to commit theft by financially exploiting the most vulnerable members of our society.

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Senator Tom Kean

Senate Republican Caucus: Cap 2.0 Equals Real Property Tax Relief for Long Suffering NJ Taxpayers

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean and the Republican Caucus issued the following statement regarding Governor Chris Christie’s Saturday special session on property taxes in New Jersey:

“The Senate Republican Caucus welcomes the agreement between Governor Christie and the Legislature that will impose a 2.0 percent hard cap on property tax increases at every level of government. We also understand that a hearing and vote on the various ‘Toolkit’ legislation will take place in the late summer. This is good news for New Jersey residents who have been routinely subject to more than seven percent property tax increases over the past decade.”

Senator Tom Kean

Democrats Don’t Show Up to Work on Property Tax Relief

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All seventeen members of the Senate Republican Caucus came to Trenton today prepared to act on Governor Chris Christie’s permanent property tax relief package, but the Democratic Majority failed to show up.

Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean (R-Union) made the following statement on behalf of all seventeen members:

“The Democrats refused to show up today to fix our property tax crisis while families fight to stay in their homes. There is a real affordability crisis in New Jersey. We must act before another family moves out or another business closes.”

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Senator Anthony Bucco

Bucco Calls for Vote on Christie’s Property Tax Cap

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Senator Anthony Bucco (R-25), Republican Budget Officer, issued the following statement today:

“Senate Democrats should meet immediately to overhaul the fraudulent, loophole-laden property tax cap legislation they foisted on the public during Monday’s midnight session. Before the committee launches into discussion of other long overdue reforms, the first order of business should be for the Legislature to give an up or down vote on Governor Christie’s reasonable 2.5% property tax cap proposal.”

Senator Mike Doherty

Doherty Optimistic School Funding Inequities Will Be Addressed During Summer Session

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, expressed optimism today that the inequities inherent in the state school funding formula will be finally addressed during the special summer session on property taxes:

“I applaud Governor Christie for calling this special session to address high property taxes in New Jersey. New Jersey has the highest property taxes in the nation and we must address this issue immediately.

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Senator Anthony Bucco
Senator Joe Pennacchio
Senator Mike Doherty
Senator Steve Oroho

Republicans Call on Democrats to Approve Property Tax Cap Now

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Today the five Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee called on Democrats to concur with Governor Christie’s conditional veto of S-29, a statutory cap on property taxes. His conditional veto would impose a hard cap on property taxes and give voters a say in taxes.

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Senator Tom Kean

Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean’s Statement on the Fiscal Year 2011 Budget

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement on the passage and signing of the Fiscal Year 2011 budget:

“This year’s state budget was drafted in the most demanding fiscal environment in decades. The Legislature had to close an opening $11 billion shortfall, the largest per capita deficit in the nation.

“The common-sense budget that Governor Christie signed today is a fiscally responsible, honest and forthright budget that will begin to return New Jersey to prosperity. The governor’s blue print for fiscal sanity will be a model for many states dealing with budget shortfalls. We only need to look to our neighbor, New York to see Democrat leaders embracing the same spending restraint that is the lynchpin of Governor Christie’s plan.”

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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