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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 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: 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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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Steinhardt Applauds NJDOT Fund Grant for Phillipsburg

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Senator Doug Steinhardt (R-23) issued the following statement in response to Phillipsburg receiving a Local Transportation Project Fund Grant for Roseberry Street Pedestrian Safety:

"I had the pleasure of meeting with top local officials in the Spring...

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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 this Resol...

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Posted on: August 14, 2023

Steinhardt Provides Update on FEMA Disaster Designation

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Senator Doug Steinhardt (R-23) issued the following update on the FEMA Disaster Designation:

FEMA has two programs to assist in declarations of emergency. One is public assistance (PA) for infrastructure damage, e.g., roads, bridges, and stream repairs. Th...

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Posted on: July 27, 2023

Senate GOP Budget Members Call on Democrat to Release Explanations for Line Items of Budget Pork

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The Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee called on the Democrat Majority to immediately release explanations for the hundreds of line items (PDF) that were added to the FY 2024 State Budget in the hours before its adoption....

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

Editorial: Violent Offenders Should Go to Prison. Gov. Murphy, Veto the Bill that Lets Them Go Free

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The following editorial by Senator Doug Steinhardt on a well-intentioned but extremely dangerous bill that was sent to Governor Phil Murphy's desk was published by NJ.com on July 5, 2023:

The New Jersey Legislature passed a well-intentioned but ex...

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Posted on: June 26, 2023

Senate Advances Steinhardt Bill Reigniting Christmas Tree Tradition

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The New Jersey Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senator Doug Steinhardt that would restore a cherished post-Christmas tradition for New Jersey communities.

"With today's Senate vote advancing my legislation, municipalities may soon be...

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Posted on: June 26, 2023

Republican Budget Committee Calls for Release of FY 2024 State Budget Plan that Will Be Voted On

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Say There's Been No Transparency from Democrats on Additions to Budget and Related Bills that Will Be Rushed to Enactment.

The Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee called on Governor Murphy and legislative Democrats...

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Posted on: June 25, 2023

Senate Clears Steinhardt Measure Allowing Shift Overlap in Correctional Facilities

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The New Jersey Senate recently approved legislation sponsored by Senator Doug Steinhardt that would institute a 10-minute shift overlap in correctional facilities and provide a one time salary increase to correctional police officers.

"Shift overlap e...

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