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Posted on: March 1, 2024

Henry Blasts Murphy’s Continued Cuts to Local School Aid

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The District 12 Lawmaker says Jackson and Old Bridge Will Lose Nearly $7M in Funding.

Senator Owen Henry criticized Governor Murphy’s proposed state budget, which includes massive school funding cuts to districts across New Jersey including Jacks...

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Owen Henry
Posted on: March 1, 2024

O’Scanlon Calls Rutgers' Ongoing COVID Vaccine Mandate ‘Completely Irrational’

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The District 13 Lawmaker Says the Legislature Should Cut Funding Unless Rutgers Lifts Mandate 

Senator Declan O’Scanlon sharply criticized Rutgers' ongoing COVID vaccine mandate as being out of step with science and logic following news that Rutge...

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Declan O'Scanlon
Posted on: February 29, 2024

Holzapfel, McGuckin & Kanitra Slam Murphy's Record-Breaking $56B Budget

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District 10 lawmakers, Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and Paul Kanitra, criticized Governor Murphy and the Trenton Democrats for proposing the largest budget in New Jersey's history that puts the state on an unsustainable pat...

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Jim Holzapfel
Posted on: February 29, 2024

O'Scanlon Slams Cuts to State Aid for Public Schools

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Senate Republican Budget Officer Declan O'Scanlon (R-13) slammed Governor Murphy today after the Department of Education revealed significant funding cuts for more than 100 schools for fiscal year 2025. 

"While I’m happy that most school dist...

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Declan O'Scanlon
Posted on: February 29, 2024

Republican Budget Members Pan Murphy’s Budget, $3 Billion of Higher Taxes and Spending Spree

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Today, the Republican Budget Committee members, Senators Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), Michael Testa (R-1), Doug Steinhardt (R-23), and Carmen Amato (R-9) issued the following statement reacting to Governor Murphy’s proposed tax and spending increases:

“The Gov...

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Declan O'Scanlon
Posted on: February 28, 2024

North Jersey Lawmakers Propose Funding to Address Peckman River Flooding

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TRENTON, N.J. – Sen. Kristin Corrado, and Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Al Barlas introduced legislation Tuesday to fund projects that will prevent future devastating floods along the Peckman River.

“Our job as legislators is to ensure our communi...

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Kristin Corrado
Posted on: February 28, 2024

State Support for Walker Home in North Caldwell Could Be Coming

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TRENTON, N.J. – Supporting North Caldwell’s efforts to preserve its history, Sen. Kristin Corrado, and Assemblymen Christopher DePhillips and Al Barlas introduce legislation that would provide $500,000 towards the restoration of the Walker family home at ...

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Kristin Corrado
Posted on: February 27, 2024

Corrado & Tiver Launch "Socks for Soldiers" Collection Drive to Support Troops

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Senators Kristin Corrado (R-40) and Latham Tiver (R-8) are teaming up for a "Socks for Soldiers" collection drive throughout the month of March.

“New socks are always in high demand by our troops who serve both at home and abroad,&r...

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Kristin Corrado
Posted on: February 26, 2024

Bucco Calls on Murphy, Trenton Democrats to Keep Pre-Election Promises

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Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco (R-25) issued the following statement calling on Governor Murphy and Trenton Democrats to keep their pre-election promise to not raise taxes on New Jerseyans. Governor Murphy is expected to deliver his budget addr...

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Anthony M. Bucco
Posted on: February 26, 2024

Singer Appointed to Legislative Services Commission

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Senator Robert Singer has been appointed to the Legislative Services Commission to help improve and modernize the methods, practices, and procedures of the New Jersey Legislature.

“It is truly a privilege to have the opportunity to serve on this ...

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Robert Singer
Posted on: February 26, 2024

Testa’s Legislation Helps Secure $100M to Help Shore Communities Preserve Boardwalks

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After leading the charge last year to help establish a Boardwalk Preservation Fund, Senator Michael Testa is proud to announce that these much-needed funds are now being used to help South Jersey municipalities.

“Anyone who lives near the shore k...

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Michael Testa
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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Carmen Amato
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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Holly Schepisi
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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Kristin Corrado
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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Carmen Amato
Posted on: February 16, 2024

Amato, Rumpf & Myhre Provide Update on Senior Freeze Program

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As an update to constituents, 9th District legislators Senator Carmen Amato, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblyman Greg Myhre provided the following information posted by the New Jersey Division of Taxation about payments for the Senior Freeze property...

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Carmen Amato
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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Joe Pennacchio
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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Anthony M. Bucco
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 14, 2024 | Last Modified on: February 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. 

"A...

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Carmen Amato
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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Jim Holzapfel
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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Joe Pennacchio
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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Vince Polistina
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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Kristin Corrado
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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Kristin Corrado
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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Robert Singer
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

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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Declan O'Scanlon
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 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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Kristin Corrado
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 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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Parker Space
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 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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Robert Singer
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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Robert Singer
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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Kristin Corrado
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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Carmen Amato
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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Anthony M. Bucco
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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Latham Tiver
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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Jim Holzapfel
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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Anthony M. Bucco
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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Owen Henry
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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Kristin Corrado
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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Carmen Amato
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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Parker Space
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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Jim Holzapfel
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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Anthony M. Bucco
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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Anthony M. Bucco
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

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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Doug Steinhardt
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 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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Joe Pennacchio
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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Vince Polistina
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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Carmen Amato
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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Anthony M. Bucco
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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Anthony M. Bucco
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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Kristin Corrado
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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Robert Singer
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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Anthony M. Bucco
Posted on: January 12, 2024

Senator Henry Hits the Ground Running Advocating for Education Issues

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Senator Owen Henry, who serves on the Senate Education Committee, wasted no time on his first day in office addressing education issues at the Middlesex County Education Association's Legislator Meet and Greet in Old Bridge Township.

"I recen...

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Owen Henry
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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Anthony M. Bucco
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 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

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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Carmen Amato
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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Follow Senator Bucco on Facebook Anthony M. Bucco
Posted on: January 9, 2024

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

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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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Owen Henry
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Parker Space Takes Oath as State Senator

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Assembly Deputy Minority Whip Parker Space is now a State Senator after taking the oath of office today.

“It’s a privilege to continue to represent the residents in the 24th legislative district, now in the Senate,” said Space...

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Parker Space
Posted on: January 9, 2024

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

Senator Latham Tiver taking the oath of office.

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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Latham Tiver
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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Follow Senator Bucco on Facebook Anthony M. Bucco
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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Robert Singer
Posted on: January 8, 2024

Senate Clears Bucco Bill to Support Victims of Domestic Violence

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“Police records pertaining to domestic violence cases are a powerful tool that can help survivors corroborate testimony and obtain restraining orders,” said Bucco (R-25). “By helping survivors of domestic violence access their police records, we are suppo...

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Anthony M. Bucco
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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Anthony M. Bucco
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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Robert Singer
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 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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Holly Schepisi
Posted on: January 4, 2024

Senator Bramnick’s Bill Requiring Schools to Provide Instruction on Grief Signed into Law

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“Loss of a parent or sibling can have a significant impact on mental health,” said Sen. Bramnick (R-21). “Hopefully by providing information about the impact of loss and grief, young people will have a better understanding of...

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Jon Bramnick
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 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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Anthony M. Bucco
Posted on: December 21, 2023

Corrado Calls on Murphy to Declare State of Emergency After Historic Flooding

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Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) calls on Governor Murphy to declare a State of Emergency for areas recently impacted by life-threatening floods in North Jersey.

“To say Governor Murphy’s public response was disappointing is an understate...

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Kristin Corrado
Posted on: December 21, 2023

Senate Approves Bucco Bill to Require Pothole Data in Annual DOT Report

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The New Jersey Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco that would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to begin providing information about potholes in their annual report to the Legislature.

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Posted on: December 21, 2023

Senate Clears Bucco Resolution Recognizing the 75th Anniversary of the State of Israel

A bipartisan resolution sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco that recognizes the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the State of Israel was approved today by the New Jersey Senate.

“With this resolution, New Jersey commends the people of Isra...

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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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Robert Singer
Posted on: December 19, 2023

Senator Bramnick’s Bill Will Teach Grief and Loss to High School Students

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“Mental health has become a crisis in our nation,” said Sen. Bramnick (R-21). “This legislation may be helpful when explaining the effects of loss to high school students.”

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Jon Bramnick
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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Declan O'Scanlon
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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Vince Polistina
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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Joe Pennacchio
Posted on: December 11, 2023

Bucco Bill Approving The Sale of Morris Township Property Clears Senate

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The New Jersey Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Anthony M. Bucco that would authorize the Department of Treasury to sell state-owned property to the Township of Morris, where the property is located.

“Maintaining vacant state-o...

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Anthony M. Bucco
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: 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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Declan O'Scanlon
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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Declan O'Scanlon
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Joint Statement on the Passing of Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

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Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40), Senator Holly Schepisi (R-39), and Senator Jean Stanfield (R-8) released the following joint statement in response to the passing of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor:

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Kristin Corrado
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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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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Holly Schepisi
Posted on: November 29, 2023

Senator Bramnick Joins Corrado Bill to Prohibit Deepfake Pornography

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“AI deepfake pornography is being used to harass, ridicule, and embarrass innocent students in our local schools. I’m joining as a sponsor of Senator Corrado’s legislation to increase penalties for bad actors who engage in th...

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Jon Bramnick
Posted on: November 28, 2023

Governor Signs Corrado Bill Making Public Transportation Safer for People with Disabilities

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Individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities will soon be able to enjoy safer, more mobility friendly streets thanks to legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin M. Corrado and signed into law yesterday by Governor Murphy.

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Kristin Corrado
Posted on: November 27, 2023

Bucco Bill to Create Special License Plates for State Animal Clears Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Anthony M. Bucco that would authorize the creation of specialized license plates for New Jersey’s State animal was approved by the Senate Transportation Committee.

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Posted on: November 27, 2023

Bucco Bill will Require Information on Pothole Data in Annual DOT Report

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Legislation sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Anthony M. Bucco that would require the Department of Transportation to begin providing information about potholes on State roads in their annual Roadway Pavement System report was approved by the Senate Tra...

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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: 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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Joe Pennacchio
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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Robert Singer
Posted on: November 27, 2023

Singer Bill Establishing New Graduation Requirement for High School Students Clears Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Bob Singer that would require students to complete financial aid applications to receive their high school diploma was approved by the Senate Education Committee.

"The student financial aid crisis is growing by the min...

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Robert Singer
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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Robert Singer
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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Vince Polistina
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 20, 2023

Bucco: Governor Murphy Must Keep His Promise and Let CBT Surtax Sunset

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Senate Minority Leader Anthony M. Bucco said Governor Murphy must keep his promise and allow the Corporate Business Tax (CBT) Surcharge to sunset at the end of 2023 as reports indicate some Democrats in the Legislature are pushing for another extension.

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Posted on: November 20, 2023

Committee Advances Bucco Bill that Would Restore Dams and Inland Waters Projects

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Seventeen dams and inland waters projects will receive an increase in funding for repairs and restoration thanks to legislation sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Anthony Bucco and approved today by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

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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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Robert Singer
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Corrado Measure that Would Cut Government Red Tape for Surviving Spouses Signed into Law

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Governor Murphy signed legislation today sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that allows the surviving spouse of a decedent to use their motor vehicle until the vehicle registration expires.

“I’m glad this bill was signed into law toda...

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Kristin Corrado
Posted on: November 20, 2023

Senator Bramnick Says Pass Constitutional Amendment to Protect Students Right to Attend Local School

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“Students must be allowed to attend their local schools. It is very important that the Legislature pass my constitutional amendment, SCR-67, to protect this right for New Jersey families,” said Bramnick (R-21). “Mediators wor...

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Jon Bramnick
Posted on: November 16, 2023

Bucco: IRS Adjusts Federal Tax Brackets for Inflation as NJ Hesitates

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As the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced changes to federal income tax brackets to protect workers from inflation, Senator Anthony M. Bucco called for New Jersey lawmakers to advance his legislation to prevent tax bracket creep at the state level f...

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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.

“The goal of the ...

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Vince Polistina
Posted on: November 9, 2023

Bucco Unanimously Re-Elected as Senate Republican Caucus Leader

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I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to continue leading my colleagues in the Senate Republican Caucus,” said Bucco. “It is an honor to serve with an amazing group of distinguished and dedicated public servants. We will continue...

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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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Anthony M. Bucco
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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Anthony M. Bucco
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

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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Declan O'Scanlon
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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Anthony M. Bucco
Posted on: October 31, 2023

Statement by Senate Minority Leader Bucco on Orsted Withdrawing From Offshore Wind Project

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Senate Minority Leader Anthony M. Bucco issued the following statement in response to Orsted announcing that they are withdrawing from New Jersey’s offshore wind project.

Republicans stated for months that Orsted’s offshore wind project...

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Posted on: October 30, 2023

Singer to be Honored with “Legislative Champion Award” by NJ Commission on Cancer Research

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Senator Robert Singer will be honored with the “Legislative Champion Award” by the New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research (NJCCR) on Wednesday, November 15.

“It is a privilege to be recognized by the commission for my legisl...

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Robert Singer
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: October 24, 2023

Corrado: Problems With Bail Reform Need to Be Addressed to Protect New Jerseyans and Retain Law Enfo

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Senator Kristin M. Corrado issued the following statement encouraging lawmakers to return to Trenton to address critical flaws in New Jersey bail reform that are putting Law Enforcement Officers and New Jerseyans’ lives at risk.

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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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Declan O'Scanlon
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 19, 2023

Bucco: It’s Been 231 Days Without Action From Senate Democrats on Education

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Senate Republican Leader Anthony Bucco said if Senate Democrats cared about the mindset of parents they would work with Republicans to achieve bipartisan solutions that respect parental rights in New Jersey. Instead, the Democratic majority in the Senate ...

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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 18, 2023

Bucco: Parents Deserve a Say in Their Kid’s Education

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Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco (R-25) issued the following statement criticizing Governor Murphy and Trenton Democrats for interfering with parental rights in their children's education after a new poll indicated the overwhelming major...

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Posted on: October 17, 2023

Bucco: New Jersey Receives an “F” Grade for Affordability

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Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco said New Jersey has an affordability problem after the think tank Truth in Accounting ranked New Jersey last in the country in their report on state's finances. New Jersey received a failing grade for hav...

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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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Follow Senator O'Scanlon, Jr. on Facebook Declan O'Scanlon
Posted on: October 13, 2023

Bramnick to be Honored with Good Grief’s Community Advocate Award

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Senator Jon Bramnick will receive the Community Advocate Award during the Good Grief Gala on Wednesday, October 25 in Florham Park.

Bramnick, an influential Senator representing Legislative District 21, will be joined by honorees from the public and privat...

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Posted on: October 13, 2023

District 10 Legislators Announce Support for GOP Resolution on Israel

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Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano announced their support for a GOP resolution to stand with Israel. The legislators strongly condemned the terrorist attacks launched by Hamas and intend to sponsor the Assembly and Sena...

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

30th District Legislators Urge Biden Administration to Bring Americans Home From Israel, Not Abandon

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Senator Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Ned Thomson urged the Biden administration to bring American citizens back home and not leave them stranded in Europe after being evacuated from Israel.

"My heart goes out to the families in New Jers...

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

Bucco: ANCHOR Payment Delivery Was Designed to be Political

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Senate Republican leader Anthony M. Bucco said Governor Murphy's scheduled delivery of ANCHOR Property Tax Relief payments were designed to be political.

"I fully support making New Jersey more affordable for homeowners, but the timing of the...

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Posted on: October 12, 2023

Bucco: Menendez Saga Gets More Bizarre by the Day

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Senate Republican leader Anthony M. Bucco issued the following statement after federal prosecutors charged Senator Bob Menendez with conspiracy to act as a foreign agent to the Egyptian government.

"The allegations centered around Senator Menendez&...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Bramnick Condemns Terrorist Attacks, Urges New Jerseyans to Stand with Israel

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Senator Jon Bramnick condemned the terrorist attacks on Israel and called on New Jersey residents to stand in solidarity with Israelis during a service last night in Westfield.

"Last night in Westfield our community came together to stand with the nat...

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Posted on: October 11, 2023

Corrado & DePhillips Stand with Israel, Support GOP Resolution Announcement

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Senator Kristin Corrado and Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips of the 40th Legislative District announced their support for the introduction of a senate resolution to condemn the violent terrorist attacks launched by Hamas into Israel to stand in solidari...

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Kristin Corrado
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 11, 2023

Statement by Governor Murphy and New Jersey Legislative Leadership Condemning Terrorist Attacks in I

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TRENTON – Governor Phil Murphy, Senate President Nicholas P. Scutari, Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin, Senate Minority Leader Anthony M. Bucco, and Assembly Minority Leader John DiMaio released the following statement Wednesday:

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Posted on: October 10, 2023

Bramnick: Court Decision May Take Away Your Right to Send Your Children to Neighborhood Schools

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"It is very important to pass SCR-67. My constitutional amendment protects the rights of New Jerseyans to send their children to neighborhood schools," said Bramnick (R-21). "The court decision by Judge Lougy may take away that option when ...

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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 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 10, 2023

Schepisi Earns NJ Chamber’s Legislator of the Year Award

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Senator Holly Schepisi will receive the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce's Legislator of the Year Award during an event on October 11 in Brielle.

Schepisi, an influential Senator representing Legislative District 39, will be joined by honorees from ...

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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 Subc...

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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 7, 2023

Statement from Senator Bucco on Terrorist Attacks in Israel

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In response to the terrorist attacks in Israel, Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco issued the following statement:

“I had the honor of visiting Israel in 2017 and I will always cherish what I learned about the country, the people and their...

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Posted on: October 5, 2023

Singer Bill that Promotes Innovation Through Expanded Grant Opportunities Signed into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer that will expand certain grant opportunities for individuals employed at state colleges and universities was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

"I'm proud this bill was signed into law. Li...

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Posted on: October 4, 2023

Corrado: SCI Report Echoes DOJ on Veterans Homes—When Will Murphy be Held Accountable?

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Senator Kristin Corrado is calling for a special legislative committee to be formed to investigate the findings of a recent report by the State of New Jersey Commission of Investigation (SCI) that revealed shocking failures at the veterans homes in Menlo ...

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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: 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: 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 29, 2023

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

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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: 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 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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Follow Senator O'Scanlon, Jr. on Facebook Declan O'Scanlon
Posted on: September 13, 2023

District 10 Lawmakers Slam Murphy Administration Amid Scathing DOJ Report

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District 10 lawmakers-Senator Jim Holzapfel, Assemblyman Greg McGuckin, and Assemblyman John Catalano-are calling for an emergency session and independent committee hearings after a damning report was released by the U.S. Department of Justice detailing t...

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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 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 12, 2023

Bucco & Schepisi: Murphy Doubling Down on Energy Master Plan with Guhl-Sadovy

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Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco and Senator Holly Schepisi criticized Governor Murphy for choosing Board of Public Utilities Commissioner Christine Guhl-Sadovy to serve as the board's President.

"It is deeply troubling that Governor...

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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

Corrado: Murphy Administration Clearly Takes No Accountability Over DOJ Report

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Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) issued the following statement criticizing the Murphy administration for their response to a Department of Justice (DOJ) report that said New Jersey provided constitutionally deficient care to veterans:

"It is abundantly...

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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 8, 2023

MEDIA ADVISORY (TOMORROW): Senator Bramnick to Attend the ‘Out of the Darkness’ Morris County Walk

Senator Jon Bramnick will attend the Out of the Darkness Community Walk hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at Cougar Field, in Chatham, New Jersey.

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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Singer: DOJ Report Details are Morally Outrageous, Legislative Action Needed

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Senator Robert Singer (R-30) said the details of the Justice Department's investigation into State-run veterans homes are morally outrageous and called for legislative action to ensure the health and safety of our veterans.

"As the only veter...

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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 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 7, 2023

Bramnick Bill Targeting “SLAPP” Suits Signed into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jon Bramnick that will establish an expedited process to dismiss SLAPP suits was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

"I'm proud that the Governor signed this bill into law. Many states throughout the cou...

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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: 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 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: 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 1, 2023

Corrado Bill Expanding “Safe Haven Infant Protection Act” Signed into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin M. Corrado that expands the Safe Haven Infant Protection Act to protect the lives of newborn babies was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

"I'm proud that Governor Murphy signed this bill into l...

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Posted on: September 1, 2023

LD10 Lawmakers Blast Biden Administration for Atlantic City Migrant Proposal

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The 10th Legislative District lawmakers-Senator Jim Holzapfel, Assemblyman Greg McGuckin, and Assemblyman John Catalano-released a statement today blasting the Biden Administration for offering Atlantic City Airport as a possible place to house migrants:

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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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Follow Senator O'Scanlon, Jr. on Facebook Declan O'Scanlon
Posted on: August 30, 2023

Polistina Slams Biden Administration’s Plan to Bring Migrants to Atlantic City

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Senator Vince Polistina criticized the Biden Administration for offering Atlantic City International Airport as a possible place to house NYC migrants.

"My message to President Biden and NYC Mayor Adams is 'hell no!' Atlantic County ...

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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 22, 2023

10th District Legislators: DEP and BASF Settlement of Ciba-Geigy Superfund Site Falls Short

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Senator Jim Holzapfel, Assemblyman Greg McGuckin, and Assemblyman John Catalano continue to pledge their support of Save Barnegat Bay and Toms River Township by opposing the Department of Environmental Protection's settlement with the current own...

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Posted on: August 22, 2023

Singer: Government Has No Authority to Trump Parental Rights

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In response to the recent ruling issued against three Monmouth County school districts, Senator Robert Singer said that the decision to grant the injunction was wrong and that the government's duty to keep the public safe and enforce laws does no...

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Posted on: August 21, 2023

District 10 Lawmakers Intend to Introduce Parental Rights Bill

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Lawmakers Call For a Special Voting Session to Protect Parental Rights.

Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano announced that they intend to introduce legislation that will defend parental rights in response to the Murphy adm...

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Posted on: August 16, 2023

Governor Signs Corrado Bill that Would Address School Bus Shortage

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that would extend the service life of school buses to address the shortage of school transportation vehicles was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

"Ongoing supply chain issues have made manufact...

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Posted on: August 15, 2023

Testa & Polistina Bill Making Historic Investment in Coastal Communities Signed Into Law

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Legislation prime-sponsored by Senator Michael Testa and co-sponsored by Senator Vince Polistina that would establish a Boardwalk Preservation Fund to construct, repair, and maintain boardwalks and structures throughout the state's coastal commun...

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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 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: 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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Posted on: August 1, 2023

District 30 Legislators Express Frustration Over Nemours Lack of Commitment

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Senator Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson expressed their frustration after Nemours Children's Health announced it will no longer accept most new patients enrolled in New Jersey's Medicaid managed care insurance ...

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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 26, 2023

Schepisi Pans BPU’s Expensive & Misguided Building Electrification Plan

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Senator Holly Schepisi panned a plan approved by the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) today to begin the electrification of homes and businesses, saying it will lead to overreaching mandates and costly bans of affordable natural gas stoves and appliances.

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Posted on: July 25, 2023

District 10 Lawmakers: Governor Murphy’s Extreme Energy Priorities Will Cost Taxpayers Dearly

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Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano warned that Governor Murphy's extreme energy policies that would ban affordable natural gas will drive up energy costs for utility payers and make the state more unaffordable f...

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Posted on: July 24, 2023

Bramnick Bill Permitting Stalking Victims to Obtain Restraining Order Against Strangers

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jon Bramnick that permits stalking victims to obtain restraining orders against strangers was signed into law today.

Prior to this legislation being signed, the law did not permit victims of stalking and other forms of abus...

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Posted on: July 21, 2023

Senator Bramnick’s Bill to Fight New York State’s Unfair Tax Treatment Becomes Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Jon Bramnick that combats New York State's excessive and unfair taxation of New Jersey residents was signed into law today.

"The signing of my legislation will turn the tables in the fight against New York Sta...

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Posted on: July 20, 2023

Schepisi Bill that Would Increase the Safety of Drinking Water Signed into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Holly Schepisi that would help municipally-owned water companies comply with new DEP regulations while still being able to provide water to customers was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

"I'm proud th...

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Posted on: July 19, 2023

District 30 Legislators: Governor Murphy’s Outrageous EV Mandate Will Make NJ More Unaffordable

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Senator Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and Edward Thomson said Governor Murphy and Trenton Democrats are making New Jersey even more unaffordable through a new mandate that requires car manufacturers to only sell zero-emission electric vehicles i...

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Posted on: July 14, 2023

Schepisi Bill to Raise Awareness for Victims of Fentanyl Poisoning Becomes Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Holly Schepisi that would designate July 14th of each year as Fentanyl Poisoning Awareness Day was signed into law today.

"The signing of this legislation marks an important milestone in the fight against Fentanyl pois...

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Posted on: July 10, 2023

Polistina Bill Authorizing Online Gaming Through 2028 Signed Into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Vince Polistina that supports and extends casinos' use of online gambling through 2028 was signed into law.

"I am pleased that this legislation was signed into law to support the continued growth and success o...

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Posted on: July 7, 2023

10th District Legislators: Democrats’ Soft-on-Crime Legislation Will Put New Jersey at Risk

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Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano issued a stern warning about public safety after Democrats passed legislation that will help violent criminals evade prison time.

"Trenton Democrats just passed soft-on-crime legisl...

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Posted on: July 6, 2023

District 10 Lawmakers Slam Democrats For Budget Chaos

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Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano criticized Governor Murphy and Trenton Democrats for their lack of transparency and accountability during the final days of their fiscal year 2024 budget negotiations.

"Looking back...

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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:

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Posted on: June 30, 2023

Corrado Bill Addressing School Bus Shortage Clears Senate

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The New Jersey Senate advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that would extend the service life of school buses to address the shortage of school transportation vehicles.

"Ongoing supply chains issues have made manufacturing and obt...

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Follow Senator Corrado on Facebook Kristin Corrado
Posted on: June 30, 2023

Senate Clears Polistina Bill Authorizing Online Gaming Through 2028

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The New Jersey Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senator Vince Polistina that supports and extends casinos' use of online gambling through 2028.

"Today's Senate vote advancing my legislation will help keep New Jersey at the fore...

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Posted on: June 30, 2023

Senate Clears Senator Bramnick’s Bill to Fight New York State’s Unfair Tax Treatment

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The New Jersey Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senator Jon Bramnick that combats New York State's excessive and unfair taxation of New Jersey residents.

"Today's Senate vote sent a clear message to New York State that we won...

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Posted on: June 30, 2023

Senate Clears Singer Bill Increasing Reimbursement Rates for “SUD” Treatment

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A measure sponsored by Senator Robert Singer that would increase Medicaid reimbursement for in-person partial care substance use disorder (SUD) treatment was approved today by the New Jersey Senate.

"There are thousands of New Jersey residents in reco...

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Posted on: June 26, 2023

Polistina Bill Expanding PFRS and SPRS Beneficiaries Passes Senate

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The New Jersey Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senator Vince Polistina that expands the eligibility of surviving children to receive pension benefits from deceased family members of the State Police Retirement System and the Police and Fireman&am...

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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 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

Senate Approves Schepisi Bill to Raise Awareness for Victims of Fentanyl Poisoning

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The New Jersey Senate unanimously advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Holly Schepisi that would designate July 14th of each year as Fentanyl Poisoning Awareness Day.

"The Senate's approval of my legislation to recognize and honor the vi...

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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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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Polistina Bill Expanding PFRS and SPRS Beneficiaries Clears Budget Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Vince Polistina that expands the eligibility of surviving children to receive pension benefits from deceased members of the State Police Retirement System and the Police and Fireman's Retirement System was approve...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Senate Approves Corrado Measure that Would Cut Government Red Tape for Surviving Spouses

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The New Jersey Senate approved legislation today sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that allows the surviving spouse of a decedent to use their motor vehicle until the vehicle registration expires.

"The last thing someone needs to worry about after ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2023

Senate Clears Corrado Bill Protecting Newborn Babies

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin M. Corrado that protects the lives of newborn babies was approved by the New Jersey Senate.

"Today's Senate vote secured strong bipartisan support of my legislation that would protect more newborns in ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Bucco, Polistina & Testa: Feds are Taking Whale Deaths Seriously While Murphy Administration Dawdles

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco, Senator Vince Polistina, and Senator Michael Testa said they are glad the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has opened an investigation into the impact of offshore wind development on whale deaths along the Jersey Shore...

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Posted on: June 15, 2023

Schepisi Bill that Raises Awareness for Victims of Fentanyl Poisoning Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Holly Schepisi that would designate July 14th of each year as Fentanyl Poisoning Awareness Day was approved by the Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee.

"Most people are unaware of the fact that...

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Posted on: June 12, 2023

Polistina Bill Authorizing Online Gambling Through 2033 Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Vince Polistina that supports and extends casinos' use of online gambling was advanced by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

"The legalization of online gambling and sports betting was a catalyst ...

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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Schepisi Introduces Bill to Honor Victims of Fentanyl Poisoning and Raise Awareness

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Senator Holly Schepisi introduced a joint resolution, SJR-128, to designate July 14th of each year as Fentanyl Poisoning Awareness Day.

"Most people are unaware of the fact that a loved one can die, not just by taking heroin, but rather what they beli...

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Follow Senator Schepisi on Facebook Holly Schepisi
Posted on: May 8, 2023

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