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Senator Joe Kyrillos

Kyrillos Tours Cop2Cop Call Center

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Following a tour of New Jersey’s Cop2Cop crisis intervention program call center in Piscataway, Senator Joe Kyrillos (R- Monmouth) applauded the University of Medicine and Dentistry (UMDNJ) for providing professional, life saving crisis intervention services to New Jersey’s law enforcement officers:

“Cop2Cop, like its sister services Vet2Vet, Vets2Warriors, and Mom2Mom, fill a critical need for police officers dealing with significant psychological and emotional trauma as a result of their service to our state and communities,” said Kyrillos, who was the original prime sponsor of the legislation which established the program. “UMDNJ has done a fantastic job of running and promoting what was at its conception a truly innovative idea. This program is now a model for the nation that has helped to avert 187 suicides since its inception.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Video: Tom Kean Talks About Cutting the Income Tax on ‘Power & Politics’

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean (R-21) appeared on ‘Power & Politics’ on News12 New Jersey to talk about the FY2013 state budget and his support for the proposal to implement an across the board income tax cut.

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In Case You’d Forgotten: Trenton Democrats’ Attack on the Middle Class

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Part II: Property Tax Explosion

“#voiceofmiddleclass” – @SenatorBuono, 2/23/12

Here’s how Trenton Democrats were the “voice” of middle class property taxpayers during their reign of absolute power:

Property taxes increased a whopping 60% from 2002-2009 when Democrats had complete control of New Jersey government.
(Source: NJ Department of Community Affairs).

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Senator Kevin O'Toole

Video: O’Toole Talks ‘Politics of Destruction in Trenton’ on ‘NJ Today’

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Senator Kevin O’Toole, R-40 and member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, appeared on “NJ Today” this week to talk budget calculus, “politics of destruction in Trenton” and why Governor Christie’s reform initiatives are often DOA.

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“The Democratic caucus is split. I think half just want to create mischief, they think it’s 2013. Others you talk to seem to be reasonable, balanced and want to have a bipartisan, a serious discussion, which these times and this budget deserve,” O’Toole told host Mike Schneider. “They have a press conference to destroy the budget before they even read it.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Senator Kean: The Income Tax Matters for Job Creators

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The following editorial by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean was published in the 2/29/12 edition of The Asbury Park Press:

KEAN: Income Tax Cut Good for Business

To hear the Governor’s critics tell it, New Jersey’s high income tax rates have no effect on our economic health. To them, the income tax can be raised without consequence to our economy, while reducing rates yields little or no benefit.

New Jersey’s business leaders- the entities responsible for employing the vast majority of the state’s workforce- disagree, however.

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Senator Bob Singer

Singer Aims High to Bring Economic Improvement

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Senator Robert Singer, R-Monmouth and Ocean, humbly accepted today Deputy Republican Leader John F. Amodeo’s invitation to join the bipartisan Aviation Caucus, charged with a uniquely important role in developing this state’s economy.

“Air transportation results in direct economic benefits, in terms of jobs, tourism, finance and trade in our global economy,” Singer said.

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Senator Anthony Bucco

Bucco Resolution Would Honor First Ever Dover Policeman Killed on Duty

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A resolution sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco renaming the Route 46 bridge in Dover for Officer Thomas E. DeShazo has been advanced by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Officer DeShazo was the first Dover Police Officer in the town’s history to be killed in the line of duty. In 1930, Officer DeShazo sustained terminal injuries from a motorcycle accident while escorting a member of Charles Lindbergh’s family.

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Senator Kevin O'Toole

Opinion: Strengthen Checks and Balances Over State Agencies

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The following editorial by Senator Kevin O’Toole (R-40) was published in the 2/28/2012 edition of The Record

Once labeled a patronage pit, and worse, it is now an agency that delivers value to taxpayers. The new PVSC epitomizes what can be done to overhaul wasteful public agencies when we have an administration committed to ending taxpayer abuse.

While the makeover of the PVSC is an example of effective reform, it might only be an isolated example of change unless the Legislature acts to ensure that reforms at other agencies are attainable.

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In Case You’d Forgotten: Trenton Democrats’ Attack on the Middle Class

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Part I: Democrats’ Rhetoric vs. Their Record

Democrats spend a lot of time accusing Governor Christie and Republicans of ignoring the middle class.  But their rhetoric doesn’t match their record.

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Senator Gerald Cardinale

Cardinale “Thrilled” by Christie Administration’s Move to Reopen Pascack Valley Hospital

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Senator Gerald Cardinale (R- Bergen), issued the following statement upon being informed by the Christie Administration that Pascack Valley Hospital will be granted a “Certificate of Need” to resume full operations as an acute care facility:

“The Governor has informed me that Hackensack University Medical Center will be granted state approval to reopen Pascack Valley Hospital, and I could not be more thrilled,” said Cardinale. “This is the right thing to do for patients, who face 20 to 30 additional minutes of transport time in the event of a medical emergency. It is the right thing to do for our region’s EMS and ambulance services, which have been strained as a result of the hospital’s closing. And it is a boost for the economy in northern Bergen County, which will benefit from the jobs generated and property taxes paid by a reopened Pascack Valley Hospital.”

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Republican Senators

Tom Kean

District 21 - Republican Leader

Diane Allen

District 7

Kip Bateman

District 16

Jennifer Beck

District 11

Anthony Bucco

District 25

Gerald Cardinale

District 39

Michael Doherty

District 23

Jim Holzapfel

District 10

Joe Kyrillos

District 13

Kevin O'Toole

District 40

Steven Oroho

District 24

Joe Pennacchio

District 26

Robert Singer

District 30

Samuel Thompson

District 12

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