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Senator Tom Kean

Tom Kean: Biden Buyoff Will Tie Hands of Next Governor if Crisis Continues

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement concerning the ratification of a labor agreement designed to end union opposition to the governor’s plan to defer a wage increase for public employees for a year and require 10 furlough days. In return, the governor agree to give workers a 7 percent raise in fiscal 2011, provide seven extra paid days off, add a paid holiday, and vow not to lay off or furlough any workers in fiscal 2011. Fiscal 2011 begins on July 1, 2010:

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Senator Tom Kean

Video: Tom Kean Responds to the Trenton Blame Game

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New Jersey’s Budget Problems Started Here

During the Senate session on June 25, 2009, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean responded to New Jersey Democrats who refuse to accept responsibility for their actions over the eight years that they have controlled the State of New Jersey.

Despite the efforts of Democrats to claim that New Jersey is no worse off than other states, Senator Kean shows that claim to be untrue.

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Senator Anthony Bucco

Bucco: Corzine Reads from Cynical and Tired Budget Script

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Republican Senate Budget Officer Anthony Bucco issued the following statement after Governor Jon Corzine signed the worst budget in state history into law:

“After eight years, we all know the routine,” Bucco said. “A Democrat governor signs an irresponsible budget that perpetuates a multi-billion dollar deficit and paves the way for a new round of tax increases and high-cost borrowing.

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Senator Joe Kyrillos

New Jersey Leaders Should Acknowledge the Depth of NJ’s Fiscal Crisis

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Senator Joe Kyrillos, a member of the Senate Economic Growth Committee, expressed disappointment today in comments made by the governor and Legislative leaders concerning this year’s budget:

“I am extremely disappointed with the comments concerning the state of New Jersey’s financial situation. One has to wonder what statistics are the governor and his allies in the Legislature referring to that support the contention that the state’s is doing better economically than her neighbors.

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho: Corzine Budget Will Cost New Jersey Families Plenty

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Senator Steve Oroho, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriation Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Fiscal Year 2010 budget that was signed by the governor today:

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Assemblyman Brian Rumpf
Senator Chris Connors

Connors, Rumpf & Van Pelt Call on NRC to Release Analysis on Tritium Release at Oyster Creek Facility

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9th District Legislative Delegation Writes to White House, NRC, Governor’s Office & DEP

In response to recent media reports, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblyman Daniel M. Van Pelt are calling for the immediate release of a root-cause analysis on the tritium release at the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station. According to published media reports, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) has a time-frame of six weeks to decide whether or not to make this information public.

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Senator Jennifer Beck

Beck to Corzine: Budget Puts Pork and Patronage First

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Senator Challenges Corzine to Use Red Pen on Specific Line Items

Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) challenged Governor Corzine to use the line item veto power over at least five specific line items before signing the budget this afternoon.

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Senator Gerald Cardinale

Cardinale: My Reservations About Justice’s Reappointment

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The following is an editorial by Senator Gerald Cardinale of New Jersey’s 39th legislative district that was published in The Record on Friday, June 26, 2009.

Last Monday, for the first time in years, the Judiciary Committee of the state Senate spent a day rigorously and thoughtfully questioning a nominee about his qualifications to be a justice on our state Supreme Court.

This historic review came about because Republican members insisted that the committee stop rubber-stamping the governor’s nominations and meet its constitutionally mandated responsibility to thoroughly evaluate nominees to the state’s most powerful court.

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Assemblyman Brian Rumpf
Senator Chris Connors

Senate Approves Connors/Rumpf/Van Pelt Bill Authorizing Towns to Offer Free Beach Badges to Military Personnel

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblyman Daniel M. Van Pelt that would allow municipalities to provide free or reduced fee beach badges to active military and New Jersey National Guard personnel, as well as their spouses and children over the age of 12, was passed by the full Senate today.

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Senator Jennifer Beck

Beck, O’Scanlon and Casagrande Call For Reinstatement Of Regional Contribution Agreements to Meet COAH Obligations

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Senator Jennifer Beck announces her disappointment that her motion to move out of committee S-2687, a bill that would reinstate the regional contribution agreements entered into prior to July 17, 2008, was tabled by a vote in the State Senate yesterday. Beck, Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon and Assemblywoman Caroline Casagrande all opposed A-500, which was the bill that originally removed RCAs.

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