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Senator Joe Kyrillos

Senator Kyrillos Participates in ‘Back to School’ Program

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Senator Joseph Kyrillos (R-13) today visited Shored Regional High School in West Long Branch as a participant in the Thirteenth Annual National ” Legislators Back to School ” Program.

“Teaching our students at an early age about the role government plays in our daily lives is vital,” Kyrillos said. “The opportunity to meet face to face with students, answer their questions and hear some of their thoughts about government and what they would like to see happen in the state is one I feel all my fellow legislators should take advantage of. It is a great chance to let students know their ideas count and are being heard by the people who represent them.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Tom Kean: Democrats’ Continued Inaction Hurts Financially Strapped Cities

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Failure to Allow Vote on Transitional Aid Bill Likely to Lead to Downgrade by Moody’s

Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean (R-21) said that by stalling on a transitional aid bill that would provide a much needed financial lifeline to several struggling New Jersey cities, legislative Democrats have increased the likelihood that credit rating downgrades will be issued for those cities making future borrowing more expensive.

“The failure of Democrats to move forward on approving a transitional aid bill that is waiting to be voted on will hurt the residents of New Jersey’s cities both now and in the future,” said Kean. “This aid would help our cities to fund critical services including police and fire departments in their current budgets, and would prevent likely credit downgrades that would make future budgets even more expensive for taxpayers.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho Bill Makes Business Action Center Permanent

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Resource Helps Businesses that Want to Locate, Grow or Expand in New Jersey

Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-24) that would make the New Jersey Business Action Center a permanent component of the Department of State was passed by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today.

“The New Jersey Business Action Center is a concrete example of how the state can play a key role in helping grow, retain and attract businesses to New Jersey.” Oroho stated. “We need to make sure this worthwhile initiative stays in place and continues to serve as a resource for supporting businesses and creating jobs.”

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Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio Proposes $2 Billion Bond to Remediate Passaic River Flooding

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Senator Joe Pennacchio, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, announced today that he is proposing a $2 billion bond issue to alleviate flooding along the Passaic River. The bond issue would have to be approved by voters.

“The Passaic River has been flooding severely for decades, and following Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee is it obvious that the Passaic River Basin needs a long-term permanent fix,” Pennacchio began. “I have had preliminary conversations with Treasury officials and the non-partisan Office of Legislative Services to continue working on the language of the proposal.”

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Senator Diane Allen

Allen Recognized as “Taxpayer Champion” by New Jersey Taxpayers Alliance

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In recognition of her efforts to lower the cost of government and increase accountability when taxpayer dollars are spent, the New Jersey Taxpayers Alliance has named Senator Diane Allen (R-7) a “Taxpayer Champion.” The recognition comes following a review of the Senator’s voting record on legislation that was deemed to have a great impact on New Jersey taxpayers.

“After a decade in which New Jersey Democrats raised taxes more than 115 times, New Jersey is one of the most heavily taxed states in the nation, ” said Allen. “As a result, many middle-class families and small businesses can no longer afford to stay here and are being forced to move to less expensive states. While we have accomplished much in the last two years to turn the state around and stop the exodus, I won’t be satisfied until we lower taxes and make New Jersey the destination of choice for entrepreneurs and job creators.”

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Senator Dawn Addiego

Addiego & Rudder Honored as “Taxpayer Champions”

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8th District Legislators Earned Perfect Scores for Voting Records on Bills Deemed Crucial to Taxpayers

The New Jersey Taxpayer Alliance has named Senator Dawn Marie Addiego and Assemblyman Scott Rudder “Taxpayer Champions” for their unwavering support of legislation favorable to over-burdened taxpayers in the state.

“Since we were elected to the legislature four years ago, we have remained committed to smaller, more accountable government, and lower taxes for the families and senior citizens of New Jersey,” said Senator Addiego. “Our formula of cutting taxes and creating jobs is crucial for the economy in this state.”

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Senator Joe Kyrillos

Kyrillos Statement on Second Jersey City Sick Leave Bond in a Year

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State Senator Joe Kyrillos (R- Monmouth/Middlesex) responded to reports that Jersey City will borrow to pay for more than $9 million in accumulated personal time and sick time this year by calling again for an immediate vote to end unused sick leave payouts for public employees:

“Today, we saw the clearest example yet of how the Democratic Majority’s refusal to enact meaningful sick leave reform is costing the taxpayers of New Jersey. Jersey City is being forced to pay $9 million in unused leave benefits, rather than controlling taxes and improving services is bad enough. Sick leave is not deferred compensation. It is not a retirement plan or a bonus – it is intended to be used as time off when an employee is sick. The Majority needs to recognize that we must end, not just cap, these payments and post the Governor’s conditional veto immediately.”

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Senator Kip Bateman

Bateman Named “Taxpayer Champion”

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Scores 100% Second Year in a Row

Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) was recently named a “Taxpayer Champion” by the New Jersey Taxpayer Alliance. The Alliance selected Senator Bateman after an analysis of voting records on bills deemed crucial to the taxpayer community.

“The New Jersey Taxpayers Alliance seeks to improve the quality of life in New Jersey by holding elected officials accountable for their actions when taxpayers’ money is at stake, ” Bateman stated. “I am grateful for the recognition of the Alliance for my work on behalf of all taxpayers and trying to make New Jersey more affordable and Trenton more accountable.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho, McHose & Chiusano Recognized as “Taxpayer Champions”

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Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose and Assemblyman Gary Chiusano, R-24, announced today, they were recognized as “Taxpayer Champions” by the New Jersey Taxpayer Alliance.

“Standing up for taxpayers in New Jersey is job number one for Alison, Gary and me,” said Oroho, who serves on the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. “We are continuing our mission to make New Jersey more competitive to bring in new businesses and private sector jobs and it starts with making sure our tax policies are attractive.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Kean: All 16 GOP Senators Named “Taxpayer Champions”

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“Tax Policy is Jobs Policy”

Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement today after the New Jersey Taxpayer Alliance (NJTA) named all 16 Republican Senators as “Taxpayer Champions.” The Alliance honored the legislators after an analysis of voting records on bills deemed crucial to the taxpayer community.

“My Republican colleagues and I understand that tax policy is jobs policy. Our goal is to make New Jersey competitive again so that we can attract new businesses and private sector jobs for New Jersey workers. This starts with making sure our tax policies are reasonable and consistent.

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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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