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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho: Time for Trenton to Get to Work on Affordability

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Following the inauguration of Governor Phil Murphy today and the reorganization of the Legislature last week, Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho said it’s time to get back to work.

Following the inauguration of Gov. Phil Murphy today and the reorganization of the Legislature last week, Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho said it’s time to get back to work on affordability. (Pixabay)

“Now that the housekeeping is complete, we shouldn’t waste any time getting back to work in Trenton on efforts to make New Jersey more affordable,” said Oroho (R-24). “After the November election, the governor and legislative leaders of both parties said addressing affordability would be a priority. After all that talk, it’s time to show people some real action. Senate Republicans are ready to work.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho’s Bipartisan Bill Reducing Tax Burden on NJ Employers Signed into Law

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Senate Republican Leader Steve Oroho’s legislation allowing qualifying New Jersey corporations to reduce their federal tax liabilities without costing the state any revenue was signed by the Governor today.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho and signed into law today will allow qualifying New Jersey businesses to reduce the money they send to Washington.  (Pixabay)

The new law (S-4068) amends the way business alternative income tax can be calculated in a manner that would reduce federal taxes for employers.

“This will help New Jersey corporations cut their tax bill to the feds without impacting state revenue,” said Oroho (R-24). “This is good news for employers in a state infamous for its inhospitable business environment. Money that would otherwise go to Washington will remain here in New Jersey.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho Bill that Would Require Important Health Screening for Infants Signed by Governor

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho that would require newborn infants to be screened for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho that would require newborn infants to be screened for congenital cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection was signed into law. (Pixabay)

“This is an extremely important bill and I am proud that the Governor signed it into law. Congenital cytomegalovirus infection can be a potentiality life threatening illness for infants. And, as is the case with most illnesses, early testing and treatment are critical to a positive outcome,” said Oroho (R-24). “This legislation will provide a vital benefit to mothers, fathers, and newborn infants in New Jersey by implementing early testing for congenital CMV throughout the state. Every parent deserves to know if their child has this illness and what steps to take next if they do.”

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Oroho Bill Supporting New Jersey Dairy Farmers Signed into Law

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Legislation assisting the state’s struggling dairy farmers, sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Steve Oroho, has been signed by Governor Phil Murphy.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s legislation protecting the state’s struggling dairy farmers from volatile price fluctuations in the milk market was signed into law. (Pixabay)

The new law, S-3465/A-4336, directs the State Department of Agriculture to provide reimbursement to dairy farmers for annual premiums paid to participate in the federal Dairy Margin Coverage (DMC) program.

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Senator Holly Schepisi

Schepisi Bill Establishing “Nursing Home Advisory Council” Signed by Governor

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Holly Schepisi that would create the Nursing Home Advisory Council and introduce penalties for long-term care facilities that violate state and federal regulations was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Holly Schepisi that would create the Nursing Home Advisory Council and introduce penalties for long-term care facilities that violate state and federal regulations was signed into law today. (Pixabay)

“I am proud this bill was signed into law today. Over the last two years, thousands of elderly residents in New Jersey’s nursing homes lost their lives due to coronavirus infection. During that time, there has been little to no accountability for the policies that have been implemented,” said Schepisi (R-39). “This legislation will make sure that we have accountability going forward and that any long-term care facility that violates state or federal regulations is held responsible. We need to keep our most vulnerable residents safe—and hold those who put their health in jeopardy to account.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Governor Signs Bucco Bill Acknowledging Role of 9-1-1 First Responder Dispatchers

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco’s legislation retitling emergency operators as 9-1-1 first responder dispatchers was signed by Governor Murphy today.

The life saving role of 9-1-1 first responder dispatchers is recognized in legislation sponsored by Sen. Anthony M. Bucco and signed by Governor Murphy. (Flickr)

“In an emergency, the dispatcher becomes the lifeline between those in distress and the first responders answering the call,” said Bucco (R-25). “These hard-working, highly trained individuals dedicate their lives to helping others, but their heroics are unseen and seldom acknowledged.

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Senator Bob Singer
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Oroho/Singer Bill that Would Create Administrative Law Unit Dedicated to Special Education Cases Signed into Law

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho and Senator Robert Singer that would create a dedicated group of administrative law judges to oversee special education cases was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Steve Oroho and Robert Singer that would create a dedicated group of administrative law judges to oversee special education cases was signed into law today. (SenateNJ.com)

“I am proud that the Governor signed this bill into law today. The unique challenges of educating students with special needs lead to disagreements between concerned parents and school districts that often end up in court,” said Oroho (R-24). “Long delays only add to the frustration and can interfere with the development and learning opportunities of children. The unit established within the Office of Administrative Law by this legislation would increase efficiency and help all parties by reaching more timely decisions and resolutions.”

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Senator Joe Pennacchio

Now Law: Pennacchio Bill Helping Towns Manage Successful Property Assessment Appeals

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Senator Joe Pennacchio’s legislation easing the burden on municipalities faced with refunding excess property taxes was signed by the Governor today.

Sen. Joe Pennacchio’s legislation allowing municipalities to issue property tax credits to homeowners who successfully appeal their assessments was signed into law. (Pixabay)

Under the new law, A-862/S-926, towns will be authorized to issue property tax credits to homeowners who successfully appeal their assessments rather than issuing payments that can create financial pressures on cash-strapped towns.

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Senator Holly Schepisi

Schepisi Bill that Would Increase Employment Opportunities for People with Disabilities Signed into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Holly Schepisi that would increase awareness of employment opportunities for people with disabilities was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

Sen. Holly Schepisi’s legislation that would increase awareness of employment opportunities for people with disabilities was signed into law by Gov. Murphy. (SenateNJ.com)

“I am pleased that the Governor signed this bill into law today. This legislation is an important step in the right direction and will help improve the lives of some of our most vulnerable citizens,” said Schepisi (R-39). “By allowing the state to more effectively recruit, hire, and promote people with disabilities in the workplace, we will help create a more inclusive policy for these individuals and provide better job opportunities for them in the future.”

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Senator Bob Singer

Singer Bill Combatting Drug Overdose Epidemic Signed

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Authorizes Counties to Establish Drug Overdose Fatality Review Teams

Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer to help control the expanding epidemic of overdose deaths was signed into law today.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer to authorize counties to establish local drug overdose fatality review teams to help save lies was signed into law. (Pixabay)

Singer’s bill signed today. A-798/S-52, would authorize counties to establish local drug overdose fatality review teams.

“From every tragic overdose, we can learn valuable lessons that can help avert similar deaths in future,” said Singer (R-30). “The fatality review teams will provide a proactive approach to saving lives. Rigorous research, analysis and evaluation will help reduce the rampant plague of overdose that threatens our loved ones, friends and neighborhoods.”

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Republican Senators

Steven Oroho

District 24 - Republican Leader

Jon Bramnick

District 21

Anthony M. Bucco

District 25

Chris Connors

District 9

Kristin Corrado

District 40

Michael Doherty

District 23

Edward Durr

District 3

Jim Holzapfel

District 10

Declan O'Scanlon

District 13

Joe Pennacchio

District 26

Vince Polistina

District 2

Holly Schepisi

District 39

Robert Singer

District 30

Jean Stanfield

District 8

Michael Testa

District 1

Samuel Thompson

District 12

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