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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: November 1, 2023

O’Scanlon, Scharfenberger & Flynn to Governor Murphy On Offshore Wind – ‘We Told You So.’

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Senator Declan O’Scanlon, Assemblywoman Victoria Flynn and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (all R-13) released the following statement regarding news that the offshore wind energy dealings between Ørsted and New Jersey are seemingly ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2023

Bucco & O’Scanlon Slam Murphy For Avoiding Real Issues Like the Affordability Crisis

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Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco and Senate Republican Budget Officer Declan O’Scanlon slammed Governor Murphy for avoiding real issues like the affordability crisis in New Jersey after a new report ranked New Jersey as the worst state on the 202...

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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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Posted on: August 31, 2023

Legislative District 13 Calls to Block NYC’s Attempt to Use NJ to Solve Federal Immigration Crisis

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Assemblywoman Victoria Flynn and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (Monmouth - R's) call for immediate action by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy to intercede and protect Atlantic City Airport from being used as a...

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Posted on: September 5, 2023

GOP Budget Members: Legislators’ Budget Requests Have Been Whitewashed of Critical Information

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On Friday afternoon, more than two months after the law required legislators' requests for budget funding to be released to the public, Democrats released requests that all have this disclaimer stamped at the top: "The Budget Bill includes t...

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Legislators Call for Emergency Session & Hearings on Veterans’ Home Death Investigation Report

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon, Assemblywoman Victoria Flynn and Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger (Monmouth - R's) are calling for an emergency session and subsequent independent committee hearings to discuss the horrific treatment of Veterans...

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Posted on: September 29, 2023

O’Scanlon to Reintroduce Bill Revoking Public Pensions for Corrupt Officials

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Durr to Join as Co-Prime Sponsor of Legislation.

Senator Declan O'Scanlon announced today that he is reintroducing legislation from 2008 that would revoke public pensions for government officials and employees who are convicted of any crime while in office...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

O’Scanlon says Freeze Taxpayer Dollars Allegedly Being Used to Honor Antisemites

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon sent a letter to Governor Phil Murphy requesting that money earmarked to the "City of Newark - Mayor's Brick City Peace Collective" be frozen after the organization held an event on October 7, 2023, rep...

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

O’Scanlon Bill that Would Help Crime Victims Signed into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Declan O'Scanlon that would unify services for crime victims within the newly created Division of Violence Intervention and Victim Assistance (VIVA) was signed into law today by Acting Governor Tahesha Way.

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Posted on: October 24, 2023

O’Scanlon Calls on New Jersey Local Finance Board to Enforce Laws Against "Boat Checks"

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Senate Republican Budget Officer Declan O'Scanlon sent a letter to the New Jersey Local Finance Board calling on members to enforce laws against the unlawful waste of taxpayer dollars on boat checks with respect to an application from the Jersey City Muni...

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