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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Amato, Rumpf & Myhre Call Out Treasury for Slow Processing of ANCHOR Benefits

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In a letter to the New Jersey Treasurer, 9th District Legislators Senator Carmen Amato and Assemblymen Brian Rumpf and Greg Myhre called on the Department of the Treasury to take all necessary measures to expedite the issuance of the ANCHOR benefit to tho...

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Posted on: February 23, 2024

Schepisi Introduces "Max’s Law” Requiring School Instruction on Dangers of Fentanyl

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Senator Holly Schepisi introduced legislation yesterday known as Max’s Law that would require school districts to provide instruction on the dangers of fentanyl and xylazine.

“This legislation is an important step in the fight against the epidemic of Fenta...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Pennacchio Once Again Calls for Meadowlands Convention Study to Move Forward

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State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-Morris/Passaic) is calling for the legislature to advance his bill that would direct the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) to conduct a feasibility study of the Meadowlands convention center project.

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Amato, Rumpf & Myhre Oppose Affordable Housing Bill

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Mandates Imposed on Municipalities Would Prove Problematic in the Extreme

9th District Legislators Senator Carmen Amato, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblyman Greg Myhre have taken a hard line against legislation (S-50/A-4) that would force municipaliti...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Corrado Bill Increasing Funding for Code Blue Shelters Clears Committee

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The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee cleared legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that would provide additional funding for qualified Code Blue Shelters. 

"Code Blue Shelters provide essential services for vulnerable r...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 15, 2024

Statement From Republican Senate Budget Committee Members

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Members of the Senate Republican Budget Committee called on Governor Murphy to embrace their long-ignored constructive ideas that would help address the affordability crisis in New Jersey. Senators Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), Michael Testa (R-1), D...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 15, 2024

Bucco Bill Establishing Pilot Program for Therapy Dogs in Schools Advances

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The Senate Education Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco that would establish a pilot program to use therapy dogs in public elementary school wellness programs. 

"Research suggests that intera...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: January 9, 2024

District 9 Legislators Call on BPU to Reject Excessive Natural Gas Rate Increase

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Senator Carmen Amato and Assemblymen Brian Rumpf and Greg Myhre are calling on the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) to reject a recent petition filed by New Jersey Natural Gas that would increase heating bills by 24% for utility customers. 

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 14, 2024

LD10: Democrat’s Misleading Bill Weakens Partnership Between Parents, Schools, & Public Libraries

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Senator Jim Holzapfel, and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and Paul Kanitra criticized Democrats for misleading the public in their push to give New Jersey bureaucrats more control over local schools and public libraries.

“If parents need to provide co...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 13, 2024

Polistina Introduces Bill to Suspend Tolls for Motorists Impacted by Road Closure

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Senator Vince Polistina introduced legislation to suspend tolls for motorists diverted to the Atlantic City Expressway when U.S. Route 40 is closed. 

"This bill would provide financial relief for motorists who must use the Atlantic City Expre...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 13, 2024

Pennacchio: The Time Has Come for New Jersey to Place Slot Machines at Racetracks

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State Senator Joe Pennacchio has renewed his call for New Jersey to place slot machine gambling at horse racetracks.

The Senator’s legislation, SCR14, would form a consortium of Atlantic City’s casinos to operate the machines. Unlike th...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Senate Republicans Object to Democrats Misguided Bill That Oversteps Parents, Local School Boards

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Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco and Senators Joe Pennacchio and Declan O'Scanlon, issued the following statements objecting to a Democrat push of legislation that would protect school officials and librarians from distributing explicit ...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 9, 2024

Senate Republicans Announce Petition to Encourage Virtual Hearings for NJT's Proposed Fare Hike

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"The public has a right to express their concerns about the Murphy administration's proposed 15% rate fare hikes on public transit riders. Unfortunately, people do not always have the ability or time to attend in-person meetings," said ...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Senate Advances Corrado Bill to Help Women Receive Postpartum Care

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that establishes health care requirements to help pregnant women develop postpartum care plans with their medical professionals was approved today by the New Jersey Senate.

"Women face unique...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Senate Approves Corrado bill that Would Help Veterans Reenter College

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that would require public universities to readmit undergraduate students who left due to military service with no changes to their academic standing was approved today by the New Jersey Senate.

“All veterans...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 12, 2024

Senate Clears Singer Bill Exempting Certain Customers from Early Termination Fees

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The New Jersey Senate advanced legislation today sponsored by Senator Robert Singer that would help individuals entering long-term care facilities cancel their cable, phone, and internet services without incurring early termination fees.

“I’m proud the Sen...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 9, 2024

O'Scanlon Bill Expanding Victims' Rights Advances

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The Senate Law and Public Safety Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Declan O'Scanlon that would expand victims’ rights and provide more access to the plea negotiation process to make their voices heard. 

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 8, 2024

Senate Approves Space Bill that Would Protect Individuals with Disabilities

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Senate Approves Space Bill that Would Protect Individuals with Disabilities

Parents of children with developmental disabilities may soon be able to file a complaint for guardianship six months before a child reaches the age of 18 thanks to bipartisan legis...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 8, 2024

Corrado Bill Establishing Veteran Gravesite Maintenance Program Clears Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that would establish the New Jersey Veteran Gravesite Maintenance Grant Program in the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) was approved today by the Senate Military and Veterans' Aff...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 8, 2024

ICYMI: Murphy Admin Admits to Putting Bloated Budget Ahead of Infrastructure Projects

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Today, in a story published by POLITCO, the New Jersey Department of the Treasury admitted that padding a bloated budget with $160 million was more important than saving three times that amount for a critical fund (TTF) that improves roads and transportat...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 7, 2024

Singer Introduces Bill Allowing Veterinarians to Find Homes for Certain Animals

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Senator Robert Singer recently introduced a bill that would allow veterinarians to transfer ownership of animals rather than euthanizing them, under certain circumstances.

"Pet ownership can provide a lifetime of love and companionship, but it comes w...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 7, 2024

NJ Senate Republicans Unveil New Website, Logo

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Today, the New Jersey Senate Republican Office unveiled their new website and logo for the 2024-2025 legislative session.

“Our new website and logo represent our outlook on governance and our focus on our constituents by providing them with all the informa...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 5, 2024

Singer Bill Exempting Certain Customers from Early Termination Fees Advances

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The Senate Commerce Committee advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer that would help individuals entering long-term care facilities cancel their cable, phone, and internet services without incurring early termination fees.

"Individual...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Corrado Bill Helping Veterans Reenter Higher Education Clears Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that would require public universities to readmit undergraduate students who left due to military service with no changes to their academic standing was approved today by the Senate Higher Education Committ...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 31, 2024

Amato, Rumpf & Myhre Call on Governor to Veto Turnpike Authority’s Toll Increase

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In a letter to the Murphy administration, Senator Carmen Amato and Assemblymen Brian Rumpf and Greg Myhre called on the Governor to veto the New Jersey Turnpike Authority minutes that would allow for a toll increase to take effect this March.

The following...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 31, 2024

Senator Tiver Calls Out Murphy for Misleading New Jerseyans

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Senator Latham Tiver, a Republican member of the Senate Transportation Committee, criticized Governor Murphy and Trenton Democrats for misleading New Jerseyans on affordability issues and waiting to approve toll hikes on New Jersey commuters until after t...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 31, 2024

Bucco Calls for Bipartisan Approach to Affordable Housing

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Senator Anthony Bucco (R-25) has asked Community and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Singleton to work with Republicans to solve New Jersey’s affordable housing crisis.

“Everyone supports safe and affordable housing in their communitie...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 30, 2024

10th District Legislators Slam Murphy for Toll Increases after Rejecting them During Election Season

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Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and Paul Kanitra blasted Governor Murphy after saying that he would sign the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s $2.6 billion budget that calls for a 3% toll tax increase.

"It appears that Demo...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 30, 2024

Senator Henry Attends 44th IBCT Deployment

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Senator Owen Henry (R-12) visited Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst over the weekend to meet with the 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team prior to their deployment to Fort Bliss, Texas. Their deployment was the largest mobilization of the New Jersey National...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 30, 2024

Sen. Bucco Statement on Potential Toll Increases

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“Toll increases will be the latest broken promise by Governor Murphy and fellow Trenton Democrats. From talks of reinstating the corporate business tax surcharge and increasing the sales tax, to NJ Transit fare increases, and now toll increases – Democrat...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 29, 2024

Panel Approves Corrado/Ruiz Bill to Help Women Receive Postpartum Care

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) and Senator Teresa Ruiz (D-29) that establishes health care requirements to help pregnant women develop postpartum care plans with their medical professionals was approved by the Senate Health, Human...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 26, 2024

9th District Legislators Amato, Rumpf & Myhre Receive Legislative Committee Assignments

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Assignments Include Budget, Appropriations, Financial Institutions, Military & Veterans Affairs

With the start of the 2024-2025 Legislative Session, Senator Carmen Amato, Jr., Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblyman Greg Myhre have received their legis...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Highland Lawmakers Named to Committee Assignments

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As a new legislative session starts in Trenton, new and returning lawmakers recently received their committee assignments for the two-year legislative session.

Sen. Parker Space will serve on the Military and Veterans’ Affairs and the Environment...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 25, 2024

Holzapfel, McGuckin & Kanitra Issue Statement on New Jersey’s Undocumented Migrant Crisis

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Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and Paul Kanitra (all R-10) released the following statement today about the ongoing undocumented migrant crisis facing New Jersey.

“Stopping illegal immigration has always been about the rule o...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 24, 2024

Statement from Senator Bucco on NJ Transit's Proposed Fare Increase

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“New Jersey Transit’s proposed train, light rail, and bus fare increases are unacceptable and will only make it harder for our already financially strapped transit riders to make ends meet.  We knew that NJT was facing a budge...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Bucco, Testa: More Taxpayer Dollars Could Have Been Saved by a More Thoughtful Approach

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Today, Senators Anthony Bucco (R-25) and Michael Testa (R-1) released the following statement after the Murphy administration’s effort to retire outstanding debt leaves savings on the table to benefit its own bloated, pork-laden budget.

"The...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 19, 2024

Bipartisan Bucco Bill Protecting Law Enforcement Officers Signed Into Law

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“By passing this bill into law we are giving law enforcement back the tools they need to ensure safety in our communities and give both New Jerseyans and tourists the peace of mind they deserve,” said Bucco (R-25). “I look fo...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Testa Cheers Removal of Brewery Restrictions

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Senator Michael Testa (R-1), co-chair of the Legislative Manufacturing Caucus and sponsor of S-4625, issued the following statement cheering the removal of brewery restrictions in New Jersey:

"For far too long breweries and distilleries were hamstrung...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Steinhardt Statement on Potential Processing Facility for Undocumented Migrants in Hunterdon County

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Today, Senator Steinhardt released the following statement after news that New Jersey is considering utilizing former Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital in Hunterdon County as a potential processing facility for undocumented migrants.

“New Jersey comm...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 18, 2024

Testa Announces Intention for ‘Jersey Comes First’ Legislative Package

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Today, Senator Michael Testa (R-1) announced his intention to introduce his “New Jersey Comes First” legislative package. The package would end New Jersey’s sanctuary state polices and ensure local communities have all the re...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Amato, Rumpf & Myhre Pledge Steadfast Commitment to Constituent Services

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Members comprising the newly formed 9th Legislative District Delegation announced that providing effective constituent services will be among their top priorities as members of the State Legislature.

Senator Carmen Amato, Jr., Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and A...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Corrado Bill that Would Assist Homeless Veterans Signed into Law

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Nonprofit veterans’ organizations will soon be able to purchase abandoned homes for homeless veterans thanks to legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin M. Corrado and signed into law yesterday by Governor Murphy.

“It is our duty to ens...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Bucco Bill Giving Municipalities More Options to Purchase Firefighting Equipment Signed into Law

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"The signing of this legislation will help provide our first responders with the necessary tools that keep our communities safe," said Bucco (R-25). "Multiple years of high inflation have made it difficult for municipalities to finance the ...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Three Polistina Bills Signed into Law

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Three bills sponsored by Senator Vince Polistina that would expand health insurance coverage, improve transportation, and streamline municipal courts were signed into law yesterday by Governor Murphy.

“I’m proud that Governor Murphy signed these bills into...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Bucco Bill to Support Victims of Domestic Violence Becomes Law

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"By signing this potentially life-saving bill into law, we are supporting the rights of domestic violence survivors to better protect themselves from their abuser," said Bucco (R-25). "Police records are a powerful tool that can be used to ...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Pennacchio: New Jersey Ranks Highest in Outbound Migration for Sixth Consecutive Year

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Lawmaker says excessive spending and increasing taxes to blame

For the sixth consecutive year, New Jersey had more residents leave than any other state in the nation. Senator Joe Pennacchio points to the unending tax increases and excessive spending under ...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 17, 2024

Governor Signs Singer Bill to Require Students to Complete Financial Aid Applications

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“The student financial aid crisis is growing by the minute and students applying to colleges need all the assistance they can get,” said Sen. Singer (R-30). “When students receive more money through grants and scholarships, i...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 16, 2024

Bucco Attends Farewell Ceremony for the 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

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On Sunday, Senator Anthony Bucco (R-25) attended the farewell ceremony for the 44th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (IBCT) prior to their deployment in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

“Supporting the women and men who selflessly put their lives on the ...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Signed into Law: Bucco Bill Approving the Sale of Morris Township Property

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Legislation sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Anthony Bucco that would authorize the Department of Treasury to sell state-owned property to the Township of Morris, where the property is located, was signed into law on Monday, January 8, by Governor Murp...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 11, 2024

Testa: Murphy "Talks a Big Game" But Actions Are Louder Than Words

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Senator Michael Testa slammed Governor Murphy for his seemingly tone-deaf State of the State address that glossed over the reality of New Jersey's growing affordability crisis.

"Governor Murphy talks a big game about addressing New Jersey's affordabil...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 10, 2024

Governor Signs Bucco Bill to Expedite Electronic Construction Permit & Inspection Approvals

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Legislation sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Anthony Bucco that would simplify the Electronic Permit Process Review System to expedite approvals for construction permits and inspections was signed into law Monday, January 8, by Governor Murphy.

“The ele...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Bucco Delivers Remarks at 221st Legislative Session

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Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco delivered the following remarks during the reorganization of the New Jersey Legislature earlier today. Click here to view the PDF.

Good afternoon everyone and thank you Mr. President.

Congratulations to you and Majo...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Bucco Responds to Governor Murphy’s State of the State Address

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New Jersey is a great state because of our people. Governor Murphy presented an optimistic view in his address. He spoke about affordability, access to health care, education and public safety. The problem we have is that his actions must follow his words...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Tiver Seated as State Senator for New Jersey’s 8th Legislative District

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Latham Tiver was sworn in as the new state senator for the 8th Legislative District on Jan. 9, as the New Jersey Legislature reorganized for its 221st session.

“I have lived in the 8th district my entire life and look forward to representing my neighbors a...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Amato Sworn-in as State Senator for New Jersey’s 9th Legislative District

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Carmen F. Amato, Jr. has taken the oath of office to become the new state senator for New Jersey’s 9th Legislative District.

Amato, the long-time mayor of Berkeley Township in Ocean County, was sworn-in on Jan. 9 during the reorganization of the 221st New ...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Henry Sworn-in as State Senator for New Jersey’s 12th Legislative District

Senator Owen Henry taking the oath of office.

Owen Henry has taken the oath of office to become the new state senator for New Jersey’s 12th Legislative District.

“I’m proud to accept this great honor that the people of the twelfth district have given me,” said Henry (R-12). “I can’t wait to get to wor...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Testa Bill Allowing Law Enforcement to use Forfeiture Funds for Additional Purposes Signed into Law

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Senator Michael Testa (R-1) released the following statement today after S-587 was signed into law by Governor Murphy:

“This legislation will give New Jersey law enforcement agencies more flexibility with funds that are seized during an investiga...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Singer Bill that Would Protect Buyers of Homes with Solar Panels Clears Senate

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The New Jersey Senate approved legislation today sponsored by Senator Robert Singer that would require sellers of single-family homes with solar panels to disclose the contact information for the business that installed the solar panels.

“It is n...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Senate Approves Singer Bill Honoring WWII Veteran

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The New Jersey Senate voted in favor of Senator Robert Singer’s legislation that would designate a portion of State Highway Route 71 in honor of World War II veteran John Tarantino.

“United States Military Veteran John Tarantino exempli...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Senate Clears Pennacchio/Bucco Bill that Would Credit Students for Completing Fire Academy Courses

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Pennacchio and Senate Republican Leader Anthony Bucco that would provide course credits for high school students who become volunteer firefighters was approved today by the New Jersey Senate.

“New Jersey is suffering fr...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Senate Approves Bucco Bill Giving Municipalities More Options to Purchase Firefighting Equipment

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“Multiple years of high inflation and increased financial pressures have made it difficult for municipalities to finance the purchase of fire engines and other safety vehicles and equipment,” said Bucco (R-25). “By allowing municipalities to utilize longe...

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Posted on: January 4, 2024

Schepisi: No Accountability for Democrats' Manufactured Migrant Crisis

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Senator Holly Schepisi (R-39) issued the following statement criticizing Governor Murphy and Democrats for failing to put New Jerseyans ahead of illegal immigrants as New York City's migrant crisis poses larger problems for the Garden State.

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: January 2, 2024

Testa: It’s Time to Put New Jersey First and End Sanctuary State Status

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Senator Michael Testa chided Governor Murphy’s sanctuary state policies in response to reports that undocumented migrants were dropped off in Secaucus to board trains heading for New York City.

“Slowly but surely, New York’s m...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: December 28, 2023

Bucco Introduces OPRA Reform Bill to Counter the Exploitation of Young New Jerseyans

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Today, Senator Anthony Bucco (R-25) introduced a bill to protect New Jerseyans from bad-faith OPRA requests involving young individuals who are subjects of body-worn camera (BWC) footage under certain circumstances.

“Body-worn cameras have revolutionized p...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: December 21, 2023

Senate Clears Singer Bill to Protect New Jerseyans from Predatory Contractors

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The New Jersey Senate voted in favor of legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (R-30) that would establish a professional board to regulate home improvement and home elevation contractors.

"For too long New Jerseyans have worried about the leg...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: December 14, 2023

O’Scanlon Bill to Reduce Vehicle Registration Burden for New Jerseyans Clears Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Declan O’Scanlon that would permit New Jersey drivers to renew their vehicle’s registration on a bi-annual basis was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee.

“Registering your car should be convenient and drivers sh...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: December 13, 2023

Polistina Doubles Down on Protecting Casino Workers from Secondhand Smoke

Today, Senator Vince Polistina (R-02) announced his intention to propose a new bill to eliminate casino workers from secondhand smoke exposure after S-264 was removed from the Senate Health Committee agenda for Thursday, December 14.

“It is disap...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: December 12, 2023

Pennacchio: Democrats’ Legislation Gives Criminals ‘Get Out of Jail Free’ Card

Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) released the following statement after S-524 was approved yesterday by the New Jersey Senate:

“Trenton Democrats just passed legislation that would give individual prosecutors the authority to divert almost any offender into a...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: December 11, 2023

Senate Advances Testa Bill Allowing Law Enforcement to use Forfeiture Funds for Community Outreach

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Senator Michael Testa (R-1) released the following statement today after S-587 was approved by the New Jersey Senate:

“This legislation will give New Jersey law enforcement agencies more flexibility with funds that are seized during an investigat...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: December 11, 2023

Senate Approves O’Scanlon Bill to Increase Awareness About Women’s Health Issues

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The New Jersey Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senator Declan O’Scanlon that would establish a public awareness campaign to promote women’s reproductive health.

“Millions of women face health challenges that can impact fertility and even lead to m...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: December 4, 2023

O'Scanlon/Sarlo Introduce Bill to Define Private Beach Owners and Lessees Liability

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Today, Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-13) and Senator Paul Sarlo (D-36) announced bipartisan legislation that would clearly define private beach owners’ and lessees’ expectations and liability following the fall 2023 beach closures by Jenkinson’s beach in Po...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: November 30, 2023

Schepisi Re-ups Call to Establish Government Efficiency and Regulatory Review Commission

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Senator Holly Schepisi (R-39) released the following statement after news broke of Connecticut’s Governor withdrawing his plan to mandate future electric vehicle purchases by 2035 after bi-partisan pushback from Connecticut’s Legislati...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: November 30, 2023

In Letter to ELEC, Polistina Calls for Investigation into Dark Money Groups

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In a follow-up letter to the New Jersey Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC), Senator Vince Polistina called for a full investigation into the dark money organizations that attempted to make a mockery of New Jersey’s election laws.

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: November 27, 2023

Signed into Law: Singer Bill Establishing Reimbursement Rate for Traumatic Brain Injury Nursing Faci

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer that establishes a minimum NJ FamilyCare reimbursement rate for traumatic brain injury special care nursing facilities was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

“I’m pleased that the Go...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: November 27, 2023

Pennacchio Bill to Credit Students for Completing Fire Academy Courses Clears Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Pennacchio that would provide course credits for high school students who become volunteer firefighters was approved by the Senate Education Committee.

“New Jersey is suffering from a severe shortage of first responders...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: November 27, 2023

Committee Advances Pennacchio Bill Allowing More Seniors to Qualify for Utility Rate Reductions

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Pennacchio that would grant municipal and county authorities greater flexibility to provide rate reductions to qualified senior citizens and individuals with disabilities was approved today by the Senate Community and ...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: November 27, 2023

Singer Bill that Would Create Fund for Volunteer Fire Companies Clears Committee

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The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee approved legislation today sponsored by Senator Robert Singer that would establish the “Volunteer Fire Company Assistance Program” along with a special non-lapsing State fund that would ...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Polistina Statement on Atlantic City Electric and IBEW 210 Strike

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"Beginning at 12:01AM on November 5, the men and women of IBEW Local 210 have been on strike from their employment with Atlantic City Electric, and it's parent company Exelon. From the time I have spent on the picket line, I learned that what they ar...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Testa: Governor Murphy’s Extreme EV Mandate Could Disproportionately Hurt Rural New Jerseyans

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Senator Michael Testa criticized the Murphy administration for filing a series of misguided electric vehicle regulations that bans the sale of gas-powered vehicles. The proposed transition to all-electric vehicles by 2035 could have devastating effects on...

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Committee Clears Singer Bill that Would Preserve Privately- Owned Woodlands

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer that would establish a state program specifically for the acquisition of easements on privately-owned woodlands for preservation purposes was approved today by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

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Senate Republicans
Posted on: November 12, 2023

Polistina Bill Clarifying Regional Municipal Courts’ Jurisdiction Clears Senate

Today, Senator Vince Polistina’s (R-02) bill to clarify regional municipal court jurisdiction over State Police and other matters originating outside of participating municipalities was passed by the New Jersey Senate.

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Posted on: November 1, 2023

ICYMI: Testa Statement on Ørsted Withdrawing from Offshore Wind Project

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In response to Ørsted's announcement that it is withdrawing from New Jersey’s offshore wind project, Senator Michael Testa issued the following statement.

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

Senate Republicans Call for Investigation into AG’s Office in Letter to Senate President

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The Senate Republican Caucus, led by the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJU), Senators Anthony M. Bucco, Kristin M. Corrado, Jon Bramnick, and Michael Testa, issued a letter to Senate President Nicholas Scutari to call for the SJU to be reconv...

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Posted on: September 14, 2023

O’Scanlon: Reforms Needed to Address Wasteful Paterson School Spending

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon issued the following statement slamming the Paterson School Board's waste of State aid after the board voted to approve excessive travel expenses for a trip to New Orleans. The senator called for the Department of Education (DOE) ...

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