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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho Hopeful Princeton University Investigation Will Address Allegations of Impropriety by Princeton Gerrymandering Project Staff

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Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho responded to news that Princeton University has launched an internal investigation into allegations of impropriety by the head of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project.

Sen. Steven Oroho responded to news that Princeton University has launched an internal investigation into allegations of impropriety by the head of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project. (SenateNJ.com)

“Princeton Gerrymandering Project has served in positions of trust as a supposedly unbiased advisor in redistricting processes in New Jersey and elsewhere,” said Oroho (R-24). “Unfortunately, it appears that trust may not have been deserved. I’m glad to learn that Princeton University is investigating the concerns that we and others have raised to help us understand the full extent of the problem.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Senate Republicans Propose the “Three Rs” to Fix NJ’s Broken Curriculum: Repeal, Replace & Restore

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Murphy and NJ Dems Have Eroded Parental Rights in Education, Republicans Want to “Give It Back!

Senate Republicans announced the “Three Rs” plan to fix New Jersey’s controversial new sex education and diversity and inclusion curriculum requirements: repeal, replace, and restore.

Senate Republicans announced the “Three Rs” plan to fix New Jersey’s controversial new sex education and diversity and inclusion curriculum requirements: repeal, replace, and restore. (©iStock)

“Governor Murphy and New Jersey Democrats are trying to strip away parental rights in education,” said Republican Leader Steven Oroho (R-24). “Senate Republicans want to ‘Give It Back’ and have proposed the ‘Three Rs’ to fix our children’s broken curriculum and learning standards: repeal, replace, and restore.”

The comprehensive proposal follows a public uproar as parents began to learn of the extreme new sex education and diversity and inclusion lesson requirements enacted by Democrats that New Jersey schools must begin teaching to children of all ages this fall.

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Senator Jim Holzapfel

Holzapfel Recognized as “Outstanding Family Advocate” by the Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey

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The Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey released their annual report card ranking all of New Jersey’s 120 Legislators. Senator Jim Holzapfel was recognized as an “Outstanding Family Advocate”, with a 100%, perfect score for the 2020-2021 legislative session. The organization, which is founded in the core belief of protecting and strengthening traditional family values, constructed the scorecard based on the legislator’s voting record on bills that address conservative issues.

The Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey released their annual report card ranking all of NJ’s 120 Legislators. Sen. Jim Holzapfel was recognized as an “Outstanding Family Advocate”, with a 100%, perfect score for the 2020-2021 legislative session. (SenateNJ.com)

“In recent years we have watched how the Democrats have pushed through legislation to support their progressive agenda under the guise of diversity and tolerance,” stated Senator Holzapfel. “I will always stand for the rights of parents and fight to protect our children’s innocence. It is important to me that as New Jerseyans we honor our family values and my voting record will always reflect that.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco: As Parents React, More School Districts Will Look to Temper Dubious Sex Education Standards

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At least one public school district has already announced plans to proceed with caution with New Jersey’s controversial new sex education standards, and Senator Anthony M. Bucco said he expects more schools to resist changes that have sparked a firestorm across the state.

At least one public school district has already announced plans to proceed with caution with NJ’s controversial new sex education standards, and Sen. Anthony M. Bucco said he expects more schools to resist changes that have sparked a firestorm across the state. (©iStock)

“The Murphy Administration hoped to slip these new standards under the door without public scrutiny, but that plan backfired,” said Bucco (R-25). “The indefensible revisions go too far, following a progressive agenda that has been simmering not only in this state but across the nation.

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Senator Michael Testa

Testa Statement on Marijuana Sales in NJ

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In response to a story in Politico about a memo from the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association warning members against off-duty recreational use of marijuana, Senator Michael Testa had the following comment:

Sen. Michael Testa said all state residents should take note of a statement by the New Jersey State Policemen’s Benevolent Association president warning members against off-duty recreational use of marijuana. ( CC0 Public Domain)

“If the very people who enforce our laws in New Jersey are concerned about the many legal ramifications for recreational pot use by their members, it should give us all pause. This reckless and short-sighted law and Phil Murphy’s continuing ignorance about how our federal system of government works will likely cause an unsuspecting citizen to suffer real and long-lasting legal consequences. Federal law precludes a user of marijuana from owning a gun. That is something that the legalization proponents likely never considered.

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New Jersey Senate Republicans

Republican Senators Express Concerns About Marijuana Use by Law Enforcement in Letter to A.G. Platkin

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A group of Republican senators wrote to Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin to express their deep concerns about marijuana use by law enforcement following the start of recreational cannabis sales in New Jersey today.

A group of Republican senators wrote to Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin to express their deep concerns about marijuana use by law enforcement following the start of recreational cannabis sales in New Jersey. (Pixabay)

In their letter, the senators noted a number of potential problems, conflicts, and liabilities that will arise as a result of a memorandum issued by Platkin last week which advised that off-duty law enforcement officers would be permitted to use marijuana and should not face discipline for doing so.

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon

O’Scanlon Calls for Curriculum Standards that Work for All – Especially Our Kids

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Senator Declan O’Scanlon released the following statement regarding growing public discontent with the new state curriculum standards set to debut in the fall:

Sen. Declan O’Scanlon said the controversy surrounding the State’s new curriculum standards is a clear indication that the standards must be reevaluated. (Pixabay)

“The fact that the State’s new curriculum standards fomented the recently released, rightfully controversial and unacceptable draft curriculum, is a clear indication that the standards must be reevaluated. As parents are learning more about the specific changes, resistance and anger is growing. Rightfully, people should have a voice in the education of their children, and all lessons, including sex education, should be age appropriate,” said Senator O’Scanlon. “Outrage and shock shouldn’t be what you get when what you need is buy-in.

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Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio to Governor: ‘We Haven’t Misrepresented Anything’

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The Only Ones Twisting the Facts Are Defending NJ’s New Curriculum Standards

Senator Joe Pennacchio today responded to a statement issued by Governor Murphy about New Jersey’s new curriculum standards.

Sen. Joe Pennacchio defended the accuracy of parents and officials who have criticized the State’s new curriculum standards. (SenateNJ.com)

“With all due respect, Governor Murphy is flat out wrong when he accuses Republicans and concerned parents of misrepresenting the new standards,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “Governor, we appreciate you revisiting the issue, but the law says what the law says, and the standards are what the standards are. Blame the Democrats. We’re merely citing the absurdity and impudence of rules that reject the term ‘age appropriate’ and disenfranchise parents in the sexual education of their children.”

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Senator Holly Schepisi

Schepisi: NJEA’s “Disinformation Alert” on Sex Ed Curriculum Is Disingenuous Attempt to Dismiss Parents’ Concerns

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Senator Holly Schepisi said a “Disinformation Alert” issued by the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) is a disingenuous attempt to dismiss the concerns of parents that new sex education standards could result in their children being exposed to lessons that are age-inappropriate or in conflict with their values.

Sen. Holly Schepisi said a ‘Disinformation Alert’ issued by the NJEA is a disingenuous attempt to dismiss the concerns of parents about new sex education standards that school districts must implement this fall. (Click for full image)

“The NJEA is being disingenuous at best when they say that sample lesson plans that some parents are being provided by districts are not required by the new state sex ed standards,” said Schepisi (R-39). “The simple fact is that there are only a handful of teaching resources that have been made available, by left-wing groups, that align with and satisfy the new standards. In an effort to comply with the new curriculum requirements for this fall, local school districts will likely feel compelled to pick from the limited menu of options that are currently available, which parents are now learning contains extreme material.”

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Senator Jean Stanfield

Stanfield Resolution Designating Month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” Signed into Law

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sens. Jean Stanfield and Joseph Cryan designating the month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” and the last full week of April as “Military Child Appreciation Week” was signed into law by Governor Murphy.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Jean Stanfield designating the month of April as “Military Child Appreciation Month” was signed into law. (©iStock)

“Children of military service members face many unique responsibilities during their school years,” said Stanfield (R-8). “Between K-12, military children can move to different locations up to nine times, which separates them from family and friends as well as familiar social environments. This resolution, now law, will formally recognize these young American heroes for their daily sacrifices and the distinctive challenges they must overcome.”

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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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