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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho Bill to Create Office of Labor Law Enforcement Advances

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Cracking Down on Illegal Labor Practices will Protect Workers and Taxpayers

Senator Steven Oroho and Senator Troy Singleton’s legislation to protect workers, law-abiding businesses, and taxpayers from the far-reaching effects of unethical labor practices has advanced in the Senate Labor Committee.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s legislation to protect workers, law-abiding businesses, and taxpayers from the far-reaching effects of unethical labor practices has advanced. (Pixabay)

“Businesses who play by the book struggle to compete with shady employers who skirt the rules,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “When bad actors implement fraudulent labor practices, their employees, New Jersey taxpayers, and the overall economy suffers. Establishing this office will level the playing field, ensuring equitable treatment for all workers.”

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District 9

9th District Delegation Testifies Against Common Interest Community Bill S-2425

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Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove (both R-9) testified against common interest community legislation (S-2425) during a hearing of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee.

Assemblyman Brian Rumpf testifying against common interest community legislation (S-2425) during a hearing of the Assembly Housing and Community Development Committee in Trenton on Dec. 5, 2019. (NJ Assembly GOP)

The 9th District assemblypersons told the members of the committee that petitions with more than 9,000 signatures of residents opposed to the legislation had been submitted for entry into the official record of testimony. The legislators urged the committee to respect the will of the people by holding S-2425 from any further consideration by the Legislature.

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Senator Tom Kean

Kean Bill Would Ensure Behavior Analysts Properly Trained

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Legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean to ensure professionals engaged in behavioral analysis are properly trained and licensed was approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today.

Sen. Tom Kean sponsors legislation requiring proper training and licensing of behavior analysts. (SenateNJ.com)

“When a professional is not skilled in behavior analysis, they can do more harm than good,” said Kean (R-21). “My measure addresses growing concerns about unlicensed, untrained, and unqualified practitioners attempting behavioral interventions and behavior modification.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Kean Legislation to Lower Prescription Costs Advances

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean’s legislation to limit out-of-pocket prescription costs was approved by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Sen. Tom Kean’s legislation to limit out-of-pocket prescription costs was approved by the Senate Budget Committee. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Patients battling cancer and other chronic diseases have a tough enough time before they face the challenge of paying for expensive treatments and prescriptions, which can cost thousands of dollars a month or more,” said Kean (R-21). “Many other states have succeeded in limiting these outrageous fees for necessary prescriptions. Our efforts to make co-pays more affordable for life-saving prescriptions is the right thing to do.”

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Senator Bob Singer

Singer Bill Protecting Families from Toxic Mold Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer that would establish consistent procedures for mold remediation in schools and apartments was approved today by the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee.

Sen. Bob Singer’s measure to establish standards for mold remediation work will protect students from moldy classrooms. (Wikipedia)

Singer’s bill (S2897) would set statewide standards for mold remediation work – from inspection and identification to abatement. The measure would build on industry standards and guidelines from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Senator Tom Kean

Kean Bill to Require Newborn Screening for Spinal Muscular Atrophy Advances

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean’s legislation requiring all infants to be screened for spinal muscular atrophy has advanced in the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that is caused by abnormally functioning motor neurons that control voluntary movement, such as walking, talking, and swallowing.

Sen. Tom Kean’s legislation requiring all infants to be screened for spinal muscular atrophy has advanced. (©iStock)

“SMA is the number-one genetic cause of death in infants and toddlers in the United States,” said Kean (R-21). “It makes sense to test babies at birth for SMA, which will help infants access treatment as soon as possible, leading to better outcomes with potential life-saving results.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho: Murphy Admin Should Heed Concerns of CPAs on Creation of State Bank

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85% of NJ CPAs Oppose NJ Public Bank Proposal

Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) said the Murphy Administration should listen to the concerns of certified public accountants (CPAs) who overwhelmingly oppose the creation of a public bank by the State of New Jersey.

Sen. Steven Oroho said the Murphy Administration should heed the concerns of NJ CPAs who overwhelmingly oppose the creation of a public bank by the State of New Jersey. (Pixabay)

“The accountants who serve New Jersey’s families and businesses have a direct understanding of the financial challenges associated with living and operating in the Garden State,” said Oroho. “It is telling that they overwhelmingly oppose the public bank that the Murphy Administration wants to create as unnecessary, duplicative, and a distraction from the real need to fix our pension and benefits systems that put such a drain on taxpayers.”

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District 9

Connors, Rumpf & Gove Vote Against Tuition Aid for Prisoners & Voting Rights for Convicts on Parole or Probation

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove remain unalterably opposed to two bills recently considered by the Legislature that would give tuition aid to prisoners and voting rights to persons on parole or probation.

Sen. Connors, Asm. Rumpf and Asw. Gove remain unalterably opposed to legislation that would provide tuition aid to prisoners and voting rights to persons on parole or probation. (SenateNJ.com)

“Too many law-abiding New Jerseyans can’t afford to pay their taxes and don’t qualify for state assistance programs.  Despite this, Trenton’s latest stunt is to force those struggling taxpayers to pay for the expense of giving tuition aid and voting rights to convicted criminals.

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho: Murphy Admin Should Widen Focus Beyond SALT Cap Relief to Help NJ Taxpayers

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Urges Governor to Get Behind “Path to Progress” Reforms to Lower the Cost of Government in the Garden State

Senator Steven Oroho said the Murphy Administration should widen its focus beyond efforts to lift the cap on the federal income tax deduction for state and local taxes (SALT) by joining bipartisan efforts to lower the combined tax burden of New Jersey families:

Sen. Steven Oroho said the Murphy Administration should widen its focus beyond efforts to lift the SALT cap by joining bipartisan efforts to lower the combined tax burden of New Jersey families. (SenateNJ.com)

“The Murphy Administration has focused almost exclusively on lifting the $10,000 cap to the federal SALT deduction to provide tax relief to New Jersey families,” said Oroho “While the administration is rolling the dice against long odds in fighting the SALT cap in federal court, our ability to control State and local finances is much more certain. I urge Governor Murphy to join us by getting behind the ‘Path to Progress’ and the bipartisan structural reforms we have proposed. By lowering the cost of government in New Jersey, we have the direct ability to minimize the impact of the SALT cap on New Jersey taxpayers.”

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Senator Bob Singer

Singer Lauds Cannabis Decriminalization to Address Social Justice Concerns

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Also Renews Call for Resolution Urging FDA to Set Guidelines for Safe Levels of CBD

Senator Robert Singer today called the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana a sensible path for social justice and welcomed word that the governor and Democrat leaders are now supporting decriminalization.

Sen. Robert Singer sponsors legislation that would decriminalize the possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana. The governor today announced his support for decriminalization. (Pixabay)

“There’s no need to arrest people and lock them up for personal-use cannabis,” said Singer (R-30). “It’s a failed strategy that has ruined lives, filled our prisons, and bogged down our courts. It is time to end this unnecessary and unfair practice.”

Singer and Democrat Senator Ron Rice sponsor legislation (S1926) that would decriminalize the possession of 10 grams or less of marijuana.

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Anthony M. Bucco

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Michael Doherty

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Jim Holzapfel

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Declan O'Scanlon

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Joe Pennacchio

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Robert Singer

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Michael Testa

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