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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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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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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: 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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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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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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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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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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Posted on: October 19, 2023

Pennacchio: Murphy Has No Authority to Override Parental Rights

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Senator Joe Pennacchio issued the following statement regarding the Murphy Administration's continued assault on parental rights after a new FDU poll revealed the majority of New Jerseyans say parents should have control over what's taug...

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

Pennacchio & Singer Condemn Violence Against Israel, Stand in Solidarity With Jewish People

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Senators Joe Pennacchio and Bob Singer condemned the terrorist attacks launched by Hamas into Israel over the weekend and called on New Jersey legislators to immediately return to Trenton to pass a resolution supporting Israel and the Jewish people.

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

Pennacchio: SCI Report on Veterans Homes Underscores Findings from DOJ but More Answers Are Needed

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Senator Joe Pennacchio slammed the Murphy Administration's handling of State-run veterans homes following a report issued by the State of New Jersey Commission of Investigation (SCI) that revealed insufficient care for residents at memorial homes...

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Posted on: September 13, 2023

Pennacchio & Corrado Call For Special Legislative Investigative Committee in Letter to Democrats

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Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) and Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) sent a letter to Senate President Nicholas Scutari calling for a special legislative committee to be formed to investigate the findings of a recent report that claims New Jersey violated the...

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Posted on: September 7, 2023

Pennacchio: DOJ Report Reveals Devastating Details About Veterans Homes

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Senator Joe Pennacchio lambasted Democrats and the governor's administration's handling of State-run veterans homes after an investigation conducted by the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) revealed constitutionally deficient car...

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Posted on: August 24, 2023

Pennacchio Calls for Immediate Special Voting Session on Parental Rights Prior to School Year

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Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) issued the following statement renewing Republican calls for a special voting session to protect parental rights after a judge granted an injunction against three Monmouth County school districts preventing them from implemen...

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Posted on: August 14, 2023

Pennacchio Says The Murphy Administration Should Practice What They Preach

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Murphy's Replacement of Equality with Equity Sounds Hypocritical After He Cut Funding for Schools.

Senator Joe Pennacchio said that Governor Murphy should practice what he preaches and focus more on fixing the broken school funding formula than up...

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Posted on: August 9, 2023

Pennacchio: Extremism Has No Place in Educating Our Children

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Senator calls on Governor Murphy to veto the Department of Education's meeting minutes and to keep kids out of his administration's social engineering experiment.

Senator Joe Pennacchio blasted the Murphy administration for a recent contr...

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