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Senator Dawn Addiego

Addiego, Rudder & Brown: Reaction to Governor Christie’s Speech

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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.

Senator Addiego:

“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.”

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Senator Jennifer Beck

11th District Legislators Tout Significance of All-Female Delegation

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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.”

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Senator Joe Kyrillos

Kyrillos on Governor Christie’s State of the State Address

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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.

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Senator Tom Kean

Tom Kean: “Republican Ideas Restoring Optimism, Getting Results for New Jersey”

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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.

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho Applauds Christie’s Priorities

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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.

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Senator Tom Kean

Video: Tom Kean Addresses the Senate at Start of New Legislative Session

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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.

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Senator Tom Kean

Video: Tom Kean Remembering His Friend Alex DeCroce

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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.

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District 9

9th Legislative District Delegation Statement on the Passing of Assemblyman Alex DeCroce

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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.

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Senator Jennifer Beck

Recently Sworn In to New District, Beck Goes to Budget & Appropriations Committee

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On the heels of the state legislative reorganization, Senator Jennifer Beck today announced that she has been assigned to the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. The thirteen member committee oversees New Jersey’s spending priorities and assists in crafting the state’s annual budget. The State Constitution mandates that a balanced budget is passed by July 1 of every year.

“This upcoming year is going to be full of new experiences and hard work as I get to know my new district and assume my new responsibilities on the Budget and Appropriations Committee,” said Beck (R-Monmouth). “I was recently sworn in as Senator of the newly created 11th Legislative district, of the 18 towns in my new district, 11 are new to me. I look forward to getting to know these new towns and my constituents.”

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Senator Kip Bateman

Bateman, Ciattarelli Laud Signing of Bill Assisting Municipalities in Purchasing Flood Prone Properties

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During Hurricane Irene, many residents in the 16th Legislative District, which covers parts of Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, and Somerset counties, were forced to abandon their homes due to flooding. In the Borough of Manville alone, hundreds of homeowners were forced to leave their homes, many of whom have not as yet been able to return. For too many residents, this was the not first time. In fact, for many residents, it was the fourth time in the past 11 years they were forced to abandon their homes due to flooding.

Senator Kip Bateman and Assemblyman Jack M. Ciattarelli, R-Somerset, today said they were very pleased that Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation earlier this week that allows local officials to now use open space funds to purchase flood prone land.

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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

Steven Oroho

District 24

Joe Pennacchio

District 26

Robert Singer

District 30

Samuel Thompson

District 12

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