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Senate Republicans Fight Democrats’ Effort to Restrict Public Access to NJ State House

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Senate Republicans are fighting back against an effort by Senate and Assembly Democrats and the Murphy administration to restrict public access to the New Jersey State House and the legislative process.

Senate Republicans are fighting back against an effort by Senate and Assembly Democrats and the Murphy administration to restrict public access to the New Jersey State House and the legislative process. (SenateNJ.com)

The entire caucus signed a letter (click here for PDF) to Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin opposing a plan to impose strict COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements for access to the Capitol Complex that would apply to the public, legislators, and staff.

The letter from Senate Republicans was sent in advance of a hastily scheduled vote on the proposal by the Joint Management Commission (JMC) that is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.

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Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio Calls on NJ to Stop Discriminating and Immediately Recognize Natural Immunity

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Pfizer Scientists Agree on Natural Immunity’s Protection

As evidence continues to mount that recovered COVID-19 patients are as protected against the virus as those who are vaccinated, Senator Joe Pennacchio today said it is time for the Murphy Administration to face facts and acknowledge the reality of natural immunity.

Scientist confirm patients who recover from COVID-19 develop natural immunities, and Sen. Joe Pennacchio is calling on the Governor’s Administration to face the facts. (©iStock)

“We need to move beyond the false narrative that only through vaccinations can people develop protective antibodies,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “Historically, proven science has recognized that people who contract the virus naturally produce antibodies and develop memory cells that can be called upon for future infections. The body creates its own defenses.”

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Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio, Webber Bill Would Ensure Boat Access to Public Lakes for Recreational Fishermen

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The fees New Jersey recreational fishermen pay for freshwater fishing licenses help pay for the stocking of public lakes with game fish, but anglers are finding it increasingly difficult to get their boats into public waters.

Senator Joe Pennacchio and Assemblyman Jay Webber sponsor legislation that would remedy the absence of public boat access to Greenwood Lake. (Pixabay)

A pair of lawmakers from the 26th District, Senator Joe Pennacchio and Assemblyman Jay Webber, sponsor legislation to be introduced in Trenton to address the frustration and growing concern for the lack of public boat launches and lake accessibility.

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Senator Kip Bateman

Bateman, Weinberg Honored by NJ League of Conservation Voters

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The New Jersey League of Conservation Voters (NJLCV) last night honored Senators Kip Bateman and Loretta Weinberg for their career-long dedication to the environment and conservation.

The NJLCV honored Sens. Kip Bateman and Loretta Weinberg for their career-long dedication to the environment and conservation. Left to Right: Ed Potosnak, NJLCV Executive Director; Julia Somers, NJLCV Board Chair; Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg; Senator Kip Bateman. (SenateNJ.com)

“With the climate crisis accelerating and storms like Henri and Ida becoming the norm, we expect everyone in the Legislature to be bold environmental champions. Senators Loretta Weinberg and Kip Bateman are examples of champions who have consistently worked to promote bold pro-environmental policies to protect clean air, safe drinking water, and open space,” said NJLCV Board Chair Julia Somers, who serves as executive director of the New Jersey Highlands Coalition.

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio, Bucco Call for Preserving Columbus Day Legacy

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Urge Senate Support of Resolution Securing Annual Holiday Cherished by Italian Americans

Columbus Day is a federal and state holiday marked on Oct. 11 this year and an annual celebration of Italian American heritage.

Senators Joe Pennacchio and Anthony M. Bucco are fighting to ensure the long-standing Columbus Day legacy is continued and sponsor a resolution supporting the preservation of the annual federal and state holiday. (Wikimedia)

Senator Joe Pennacchio and Senator Anthony M. Bucco are dedicated to ensuring the long-standing legacy is continued and sponsor a resolution (SR-50) supporting the preservation of Columbus Day as a federal and state holiday.

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Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio Bill Aiding Veterans Signed into Law

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Ensures Access to Discharge Papers Filed with County Clerks

New Jersey veterans who file their discharge papers for safekeeping with a county clerks’ office will have access to the documents under a law signed this week.

New Jersey veterans who file their discharge papers for safekeeping with a county clerks’ office will have access to the documents under a law sponsored by Sen. Joe Pennacchio. (Flickr)

Senator Joe Pennacchio sponsors the measure, A-3123/S-2059, allowing a veteran, or a person designated as a representative of the veteran, to withdraw any military paperwork on file with the clerk.

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Senator Steve Oroho

Governor Signs Oroho-Sponsored ‘Made in NJ’ Legislation

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Senator Steve Oroho’s legislation that would alter the verbiage on official State logos denoting the manufacturer of goods in New Jersey became law today.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s legislation supporting New Jersey’s burgeoning manufacturing sector was signed into law by the Governor. (Pixabay)

Products manufactured in the state have been designated as “New Jersey-Made” or “NJ-Made.” Oroho’s bill signed today, A-2765/S-1838, introduces more options: “Made in New Jersey,” “Made in NJ,” or “MINJ.”

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Senator Sam Thompson

Murphy Holds Dog and Pony Show While NJ Employers, Residents Desperately Await Relief

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Sen. Thompson Chides Governor for Placing Politics Ahead of People

Six months after the federal government appropriated $6.2 billion to New Jersey to help suffering residents and small employers, and with the bulk of that money sitting idle in State accounts, Governor Phil Murphy last night announced another hastily arranged virtual hearing to discuss plans for the relief money.

Sen. Sam Thompson criticized the Governor for dragging his feet spending billions in federal relief money to help New Jersey residents and small employers struggling with the effects of the pandemic. (Pixabay)

“It’s a charade, a sham, just like the last hearing,” said Senator Sam Thompson (R-12), a member of the Senate Budget Committee. “This is little more than an election year stunt where only favored invited guests will be permitted to comment. How can anybody take it seriously when the Administration only gave a few select few little more than 24-hour notice that a meeting even existed?”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
Senator Joe Pennacchio
Senator Steve Oroho

Pennacchio/Oroho/Bucco Bill Providing $10 Million to Support Lakes Signed Into Law

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New Law Funds Maintenance of Lake Hopatcong, Greenwood Lake, Other Lakes in Highlands & Pinelands

Legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Pennacchio, Senator Steven Oroho, and Senator Anthony M. Bucco to supply critical funding to maintain Lake Hopatcong, Greenwood Lake, and other lakes in the Highlands and Pinelands regions has been signed into law.

A newly enacted law sponsored by Sen. Joe Pennacchio, Sen. Steven Oroho, and Sen. Tony Bucco provides $10 million to maintain Lake Hopatcong, Greenwood Lake, and other lakes in the Highlands and Pinelands regions. (SenateNJ.com)

“Our lakes are critical to the ecological and economic well-being of New Jersey, but they have been consistently underfunded by the State,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “This newly approved funding represents the most significant investment in Lake Hopatcong and Greenwood Lake in recent memory, if not ever. We’ll continue fighting to make this appropriation permanent to ensure our lakes get the support they need each and every year.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Governor Signs Oroho Bill Supporting NJ Craft Breweries

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Creates Brewery Tour Trails to Increase Visibility of Microbreweries

Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho to bolster the state’s growing craft brewery industry was signed into law today.

Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and signed into law today will help boost the more than 100 craft beer breweries in the state. (Pixabay)

The new law (A-1091) enlists the Division of Travel and tourism to group breweries by geography and style, and establish and promote a series of brewery tour trails. A minimum of three trails are required.

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Republican Senators

Tom Kean

District 21 - Republican Leader

Kip Bateman

District 16

Anthony M. Bucco

District 25

Chris Connors

District 9

Kristin Corrado

District 40

Michael Doherty

District 23

Jim Holzapfel

District 10

Steven Oroho

District 24

Declan O'Scanlon

District 13

Joe Pennacchio

District 26

Holly Schepisi

District 39

Robert Singer

District 30

Michael Testa

District 1

Samuel Thompson

District 12

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