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Senator Bob Singer

Christie Signs Singer, Beck Bill of Rights for Retirement Community Residents

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A bill sponsored by Senators Robert Singer and Jennifer Beck establishing a “Bill of Rights” for residents of Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRC) was signed into law today by Gov. Chris Christie.

“This legislation gives our senior residents appropriate rights and respect during what can be incredibly vulnerable times in their lives,” said Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean). “A person’s right to manage key decisions about their healthcare is imminently personal and must be treated with respect.”

“This bill establishes clear responsibilities concerning what care, information and basic living accommodations CCRC’s are required to provide,” added Beck (R-Monmouth). “By assuring patients have access to their medical information it empowers them to take part in choices that directly affect their care and quality of life.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho, Space & McHose “Common Sense Shared Services Pilot Program Act” Signed into Law

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and Assembly Members Parker Space and Alison Littell McHose, all R-Sussex, Warren and Morris, that creates a pilot shared services program in Camden, Morris, Ocean, Sussex and Warren counties, was signed into law by Gov. Christie today.

“This measure gives municipalities another means to share services, which will in turn reduce costs and the burden on taxpayers,” said Oroho. “Local spending can be significantly reduced when towns have the ability to share services.”

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Senator Gerald Cardinale

Cardinale Joins Bergen County Legislators in Urging Countywide Support of Light Rail Expansion Plan

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Senator Gerald Cardinale joined with a bipartisan group of Bergen County legislators this week in sending a letter to Bergen County officials urging them to support the plan to extend the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service.

The long anticipated expansion project would extend the Hudson-Bergen Light Rail into Bergen County with a final stop at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. The letter, signed by Cardinale and nine other legislators, was sent Tuesday to Bergen County Executive Kathleen Donovan and the Board of Chosen Freeholders.

“It’s going to take unified support from all levels of government to see this important expansion through to completion,” said Cardinale (R-Bergen, Passaic). “Extending the rail service in Bergen County will significantly increase the use of mass transit, ease congestion on our roadways and enhance opportunities for economic growth.

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Senator Kip Bateman

Bateman, Ciattarelli & Simon Urge Residents to Support Local Blood Drive

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Sen. Christopher “Kip” Bateman and Assembly Republican members Jack Ciattarelli and Donna Simon, all R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex, are urging residents to give the gift of life by donating blood at the bi-annual South Brunswick Blood Drive on Saturday, October 19.

Ciattarelli and Simon will be rolling up their sleeves to donate, but since Bateman donated two weeks ago, he is ineligible for Saturday’s blood drive. Donors must wait at least eight weeks between donations.

“We would like to encourage people of all ages to make blood donations a way of life,” said Bateman, who has donated more than 25 gallons of blood during his lifetime. “It is one of the most worthwhile things you can do for others. Donating an hour of your time and a pint of your blood can literally mean the difference between life and death for someone in need.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho, McHose & Space Take Part in National Manufacturing Day in Warren County

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As part of nationwide events marking National Manufacturing Day, State Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose and Assemblyman Parker Space (all R – Sussex, Warren, Morris) toured the James Alexander Corporation’s plant in Frelinghuysen Township with the company’s Vice President Dave Robinson, Carol Gamsby, their Director of Sales, and Eric Aerts, Account Manager with the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program.

From left to right: Carol Gamsby, Director of Sales, James Alexander Corp.; Assemblyman Parker Space; Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose; Senator Steve Oroho; David Robinson, Vice President, James Alexander.

“New Jersey is still a hot bed for manufacturing, especially in the high-tech and specialized industries,” said Oroho. “We have the location and the skilled workers employers desire, and with the policy changes we have made in the last four years, we are becoming more competitive.”

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Senator Kip Bateman

Bateman, Ciattarelli & Simon Announce Hazard Mitigation Grants

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Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and Assemblywoman Donna Simon, all R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex, announced today that Manville, Readington Twp., Rocky Hill and South Brunswick are receiving grants totaling $460,000 from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program that will support energy projects that will help them deal with the extended loss of power such as they experienced in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.

“Disasters like Superstorm Sandy and the flooding of the Raritan-Millstone River Basin have made it clear that reliable energy sources are of the utmost importance in times of disaster,” said Bateman. “Power failures during emergencies hinder rescue operations and place already vulnerable residents at even greater risk. This funding will provide crucial assistance in strengthening critical energy infrastructures against future storms.”

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District 9

Connors, Rumpf & Gove Praise State Marketing Grant Awarded to Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce

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Lauding it a sound investment as part of the state’s rebuilding and recovery efforts, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove praised the awarding of a $141,000 State Marketing Grant to Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce.

The grant was recently approved by the State Division of Travel and Tourism. Grant monies will be utilized by the Chamber as part of its continuing efforts to promote tourism in Southern Ocean County which includes efforts to reach out to new markets, help to promote businesses and expand the area’s shoulder season.

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Senator Gerald Cardinale

Cardinale: Pizza Offer Still on Table to Help End Federal Shut Down

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New Jersey Senator Gerald Cardinale (R-Bergen, Passaic) is renewing his call for Republican and Democratic Congressional leaders to break bread together to break the federal impasse. On Friday, Senator Cardinale sent pizzas in honor of National Pizza Month to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office to prompt leaders from both political parties to come together over something they have in common.

“Unfortunately, an opportunity to start negotiations on the right foot was squandered on Friday afternoon when no one answered in Harry Reid’s office to let in the pizza delivery man,” Cardinale noted.

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Senator Kip Bateman

Bateman, Ciattarelli & Simon Visit RockTenn Co. on National Manufacturing Day

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In recognition of National Manufacturing Day, Sen. Kip Bateman, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli and Assemblywoman Donna Simon, all R-Somerset, Hunterdon, Mercer and Middlesex, visited RockTenn Co.’s plant today, in Dayton, NJ.

Pictured from left to right are Patrick Ranson (RockTenn), Assemblywoman Donna Simon, Assemblyman Jack Ciattarelli, Senaton Kip Bateman and Paul Durr (RockTenn).

“RockTenn’s impressive plant in Dayton is a great example of the innovation and job opportunities that manufacturers bring to New Jersey,” said Bateman. “I applaud all that RockTenn and New Jersey’s many manufacturers bring to their communities. We need to continue on the path of Republican reform to make this a state where businesses thrive.”

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Senator Gerald Cardinale

Cardinale Sending Pizza to Washington to Bring Both Sides Together to End the Federal Shut Down

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It’s National Pizza Month and given the love Americans share for this historic food, New Jersey Senator Gerald Cardinale is sending pizza today to Congress to encourage Republicans and Democrats to come together and solve the federal shut down.

“Americans this morning remain angry, concerned and confused as to why the world’s greatest democracy is not adequately functioning or serving them,” said Cardinale (R-Bergen, Passaic). “My staff and I have heard from constituents asking me to do something about this shut down. Rather than just pointing out that our representatives are acting like children, I thought establishing a common bond for those in Washington could help drive a solution.”

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Republican Senators

Tom Kean

District 21 - Republican Leader

Kip Bateman

District 16

Chris Brown

District 2

Anthony M. Bucco

District 25

Gerald Cardinale

District 39

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

Robert Singer

District 30

Michael Testa

District 1

Samuel Thompson

District 12

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