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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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Michael Testa
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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Michael Testa
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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Michael Testa
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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Michael Testa
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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Michael Testa
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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Michael Testa
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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Michael Testa
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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Michael Testa
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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Michael Testa
Posted on: November 3, 2023

Bucco & Testa: Murphy and Democrats Need to Account for Money Squandered By Orsted

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Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco and Senator Michael Testa criticized Governor Murphy and Trenton Democrats for foolishly rushing in to bailout Orsted, and in the process, wasting taxpayers’ money as reports indicate the embattled forei...

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Michael Testa
Posted on: November 2, 2023

Bucco & Testa: Murphy’s Knowledge of Orsted Decision Calls For Speculation

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Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco and Senator Michael Testa issued a joint statement in response to confirmation that the Murphy administration knew about Orsted’s decision to pull the plug on offshore wind and tipped off Trenton Democra...

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Michael Testa
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.

"I was always extremely concerned about what this project meant to...

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Michael Testa
Posted on: November 1, 2023

Testa & Bucco Demand Audit and Transparency From Murphy Administration Following Orsted Decision

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Senator Michael Testa and Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco sent a letter to Governor Murphy demanding a fiscal audit and documents related to interactions with the foreign wind developer Orsted after the company announced they were pulling the pl...

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Michael Testa
Posted on: October 23, 2023

Testa Urges State to Stop Jersey City’s Risky Deficit Scheme

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Senator Michael Testa sent a letter to the New Jersey Local Finance Board requesting that they soundly reject Jersey City's proposal to issue $182 million of debt. He warned the approval could slam State taxpayers down the road.

"The proposal...

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

Testa & Bucco: Link Between Menendez and Grewal’s SEC Position Warrants Investigation

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Senator Michael Testa and Senate Minority Leader Anthony M. Bucco issued the following statements in response to a recent article highlighting a potential connection between Senator Bob Menendez's role as Chairman of the U.S. Senate Banking Subco...

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Posted on: October 3, 2023

Testa Sends Letter Calling for Senate Investigation of AG’s Office

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Senate Judiciary Committee member Michael Testa announced today that he sent a joint letter with the full Senate Republican Caucus to Senate President Nicholas Scutari calling for an investigation by the Senate Judiciary Committee (SJU) into the Attorney ...

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Posted on: September 27, 2023

Testa Bill to Address Developer Bribes in New Jersey

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Senator Michael Testa introduced legislation to address developer bribes in New Jersey after multiple reports of corruption have flown under the radar. Corruption is deeply ingrained in New Jersey, and it is time for the Legislature to act, said the senat...

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Posted on: September 22, 2023

Testa Calls For Special Legislative Committee to Investigate Attorney General’s Office

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Senate Judiciary Committee member, Michael Testa, called on the Legislature to return to Trenton immediately to authorize subpoena power for the Senate Judiciary Committee and retain special counsel to facilitate a thorough investigation of the New Jersey...

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Posted on: September 12, 2023

Testa: Murphy Moving Further to the Left with BPU Announcement

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Senator Michael Testa criticized Governor Murphy for moving further to the left after the administration announced that Christine Guhl-Sadovy will serve as President of the Board of Public Utilities.

"Governor Murphy will go to great extremes to imple...

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Testa: Holding Breweries Hostage Over Liquor Reform Undermines Tourism

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Senator Michael Testa (R-1) said Governor Murphy is undermining tourism by holding New Jersey breweries hostage in his push for broader liquor license reforms.

"Governor Murphy's decision to hold our breweries hostage in a broader liquor lice...

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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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