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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Repeats Call for Legislative Investigation of Murphy Administration’s Hiring Practices

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In a new letter sent today to Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Senator Kristin Corrado repeated her call for a bipartisan legislative investigation into the hiring practices of the Murphy Administration.

With concerns mounting, Sen. Kristin Corrado repeated her call for a bipartisan legislative investigation into the hiring practices of the Murphy Administration. (©iStock)

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Kean & Corrado: Sexual Assault Detailed in WSJ Story Should Serve As a Call to Action for the NJ Legislature

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean and Senator Kristin Corrado said new details of an alleged sexual assault by a former campaign worker of Governor Phil Murphy reinforce the need for legislative hearings into the administration’s hiring practices, and said the difficulties experienced by the victim in seeking justice should prompt a review of New Jersey’s criminal and civil statutes regarding sexual assault.

Sen. Tom Kean and Sen. Kristin Corrado said new details of an alleged sexual assault by a former campaign worker of Gov. Phil Murphy reinforce the need for legislative hearings, and called for a review of New Jersey’s criminal and civil statutes regarding sexual assault. (©iStock)

“The sexual assault alleged by Ms. Brennan was just the beginning of a story that is both heartbreaking and all too common among the victims of sex crimes,” said Kean. “Despite taking every reasonable step that a person subject to such a traumatic assault could be expected to take, Ms. Brennan was unable to find justice in either a court of law or with her employer. This should serve as a call to action for the Legislature to address these issues immediately.”

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Senate & Assembly Republicans

GOP Women Legislators Call for Bipartisan Investigation of Murphy Administration’s Hiring Practices

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Republican women legislators sent a letter today to Senate President Steve Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin calling for a bipartisan legislative investigation into the hiring practices of Governor Philip D. Murphy.

Republican women legislators are calling for a bipartisan investigation into the hiring practices of Governor Philip D. Murphy. (SenateNJ.com)

The letter follows revelations that the administration hired one individual clearly prohibited by state law from public employment and another who was under criminal investigation for sexual misconduct.

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District 9

Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Hiring of Convicted Public Official Typifies NJ’s Extremist Policies

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Calling it a clear betrayal of the public trust, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove questioned how the Murphy Administration could rationalize, legally and morally, hiring a corruption-convicted ex-public official for a $70,000-a-year job with the New Jersey Department of Education.

Calling it a clear betrayal of the public trust, 9th District legislators question how the Murphy Administration could rationalize hiring a corruption-convicted ex-public official for a $70,000-a-year job with the NJ DOE. (SenateNJ.com)

The 9th District delegation’s comments were in response to the controversy surrounding the state’s hiring of former Passaic councilman Marcellus Jackson who pled guilty to bribery charges in 2007. Amid a recent firestorm of criticism, the individual has since resigned from his state position.

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Senator Steve Oroho

SIGNED: Oroho Law Expands New Jersey Prompt Payment Act

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Ensures Local Governments Pay Bills on Time

Governor Phil Murphy has signed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-24) that expands the New Jersey Prompt Payment Act to include local governments.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s law expands the New Jersey Prompt Payment Act to include local governments. (©iStock)

“When a family buys a product, they have to pay their bills on time,” Senator Oroho stated. “Vendors who do business with local governments must be paid just as quickly. There’s no reason municipalities should stall payments that could put small businesses at risk.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

New Corrado Bill Would Require For-Profit Cemeteries to Pay Fair Share of Local Taxes

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Legislation Eliminates Exemption for Commercial Cemeteries that Masquerade as Charities

Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) has introduced legislation that would eliminate property tax exemptions for cemeteries that turn a profit.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation would eliminate property tax exemptions for cemeteries that turn a profit. (SenateNJ.com)

“For-profit companies must pay their fair share of taxes,” Corrado said. “Currently, money-making cemeteries have been benefiting from a nonprofit system. This is unfair. Taxpayers shouldn’t have to foot the bill.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho/Space/Wirths Statement on Reversed Brewery Regulations

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District 24 legislators Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space, and Assemblyman Hal Wirths issued the following statement regarding the suspension of recently unveiled brewery regulations by the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC):

Oroho, Space & Wirths welcomed the suspension of recently release brewery regulations by the NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. (©iStock)

“This is welcome news. Suspending these burdensome rules will offer government and industry leaders the ability to re-work regulations so breweries can successfully operate in this state. Our ultimate goal should be to support our businesses while allowing residents to continue to enjoy craft breweries as they grow in popularity. We can, and should, get this right without pitting certain industries against one another. We stand ready to work with our legislative colleagues on a viable solution.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Calls for Legislative Hearings on Murphy Admin’s Hiring of Convicted Politician

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Senator Kristin Corrado called for legislative hearings to determine how a former politician convicted of bribery could be hired into the Murphy Administration despite state laws prohibiting the employment of corrupt officials in government positions. Corrado’s call for hearings was made in a letter to Senate President Steve Sweeney.

Sen. Kristin Corrado called for legislative hearings to determine how the Murphy Administration hired a corrupt public official in violation of New Jersey law. (©iStock)

“Governor Murphy’s suggestion that his administration conducted a legal review that supported the hiring of Marcellus Jackson despite his prior conviction on federal corruption charges doesn’t pass the smell test,” said Corrado. “Both the Attorney General and the Office of Legislative Services have said the hiring is a violation of New Jersey law. We must hold legislative hearings to determine where the process broke down and how it can be fixed going forward to maintain the public’s trust in government.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho/Space/Wirths Statement on ABC Brewery Regulations

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Following the announcement of the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s (ABC) special ruling on breweries, District 24 legislators Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space, and Assemblyman Hal Wirths issued the following statement in support of New Jersey’s brewery workers and entrepreneurs.

District 24 legislators release a statement in support of New Jersey’s brewery workers and entrepreneurs, following the ABC’s release of new burdensome regulations. (SenateNJ.com)

“We must do more to encourage business growth in our state. Forcing breweries to limit events is an obstacle that will inhibit their development,” Oroho said. “Breweries have become extremely popular and an integral part of our tourism industry. Events at breweries also build community and bring people together – often for a good cause. I would not want to see burdensome regulations deter such opportunities. The ABC’s new regulations have gone too far, and I believe we can arrive at a better solution that ensures that breweries and restaurants can not only coexist, but thrive.”

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District 9

‘It Never Ends’ – Connors, Rumpf & Gove Oppose Bill to Send More State Aid to Paterson & Trenton

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9th District legislators Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove stand unconditionally opposed to and voted against legislation that would send yet more taxpayer dollars to Paterson and Trenton. The bill, A-4350, was approved by the Assembly on Sept. 27, 2018. Senator Christopher J. Connors stated he stands with his 9th District Assembly colleagues and, accordingly, will vote against the measure if it is considered in the Senate.

9th District legislators stand unconditionally opposed to legislation that would send yet more taxpayer dollars to Paterson and Trenton. (SenateNJ.com)

The 9th District delegation made the following remarks on the bill:

“It never ends. Suburban and rural taxpayers continue to subsidize big-spending in the urban areas of the state that are unwilling to get their own fiscal house in order.

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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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