Legislation Requires State Agencies to Follow Statutes and Regulations, Rather than Their Own Documents, When Making a Decision
Legislation sponsored by Senator Dawn Marie Addiego (R-8) eliminating red tape that hinders business and economic development has been signed into law by Governor Christie.
“The new law requires state agencies to follow the law as it is already written, instead of making decisions based on their own internal documents,” said Senator Addiego.
Senator Jennifer Beck (R- Monmouth/Mercer) lauded Governor Christie’s approval of two pieces of legislation designed to strengthen New Jersey’s horse racing industry by expanding betting options in New Jersey.
Beck is co-prime sponsor of S-3115, establishing a pilot program to allow betting in bars and restaurants on horse races, and S- 3185, which extends the deadline for issuing the remainder of the state’s off-track wagering (OTW) licenses. Both bills were signed by the Governor.
Hard Decisions, Unpopular Choices Have Fueled New Jersey’s Comeback
Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, Assemblyman Scott Rudder and Assembly Chris Brown (all R-Burlington) issued the following statements after Governor Chris Christie’s State of the State address to a joint session of the New Jersey Legislature.
“We have made significant progress over two years of Governor Christie’s leadership. We have worked alongside the Governor to rein in out-of-control spending and pass long-term reforms. Now we are moving in the right direction. Because we made the tough choices in 2010 and 2011, we are going to bring tangible relief to taxpayers with income tax cuts and the full restoration of the Earned Income Tax Credit for working families. While other states are still being forced to increase taxes, New Jersey residents will benefit with more money in their pockets, and more economic opportunity in the future.”
215th Legislature Makes History
The swearing in of the 11th District legislators today marked an important moment in New Jersey’s history – the first all-female legislative delegation. Senator Jennifer Beck, Assemblywoman Mary Pat Angelini and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande now represent the 11th Legislative District which is comprised of portions of Monmouth County.
“I have been proud of every step in my political career, as a Councilwoman in Red Bank in Red Bank, as an Assemblywoman and as a Senator for the past four years, but today is my proudest moment yet,” said Beck (R-Monmouth). “Standing with these two intelligent, capable and accomplished women is not only an honor, but a privilege. I look forward to representing the 11th District alongside Assemblywomen Angelini and Casagrande.”
Senator Joe Kyrillos (R- Monmouth) issued the following statement on Governor Christie’s State of the State Address:
“Through a commitment to living within our means and restoring predictability to our business climate, new jersey has turned the corner and is creating sustainable, private sector jobs.
“Governor Christie’s leadership has made the change possible. I applaud him for not caving to the overheated rhetoric of those who would prefer we continued to take orders from the special interests in Trenton.
Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean, Jr. (R- Union) issued this statement following Governor Christie’s 2012 State of the State Address:
“In government, we should do what is proven to work and learn from what has failed.
“New Jerseyans are more optimistic about the future of our state and her economy today than they have been in years because legislative Republicans and Governor Christie have taken our state in a different direction.
“What we’ve been doing is working, despite the doomsday, class warfare predictions of those who were happy to continue spending money we didn’t have and raising taxes to pay for it.
Tax Cuts, Job Creation, School Funding and Education Reform Needed
Senator Steve Oroho (R-24) issued the following statement in response to Governor Christie’s State of the State address:
“Since taking office two years ago, Governor Christie has worked with the Legislature to advance an agenda that works for New Jersey and its residents. As a result of the new fiscal and tax discipline that we have brought to Trenton, 60,000 new private sector jobs have been created in the Garden State since Governor Christie took office, and skyrocketing property taxes are finally being brought under control.
Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean addressed the New Jersey Senate at the start of the new legislative session on Tuesday, January, 17, 2012 to talk about priorities for the future of New Jersey.
Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean appeared on My9’s New Jersey Now on Sunday, January 15, 2012 to talk about the passing of his friend, Assembly Republican Leader Alex DeCroce.
Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove released the following statement on the passing of Assemblyman Alex DeCroce:
“Our Delegation is deeply saddened by the passing of Assemblyman Alex DeCroce and we would like to extend our heartfelt condolences to his family.
“First and foremost, we knew Alex as a dedicated public servant. In these fiercely partisan times, Alex always conducted himself as a statesman and gentlemen for the betterment of the state.