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VIDEO: How Bad Is NJ for Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs Under Gov. Murphy & Trenton Democrats?

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How bad is New Jersey for small businesses and entrepreneurs under Gov. Murphy and Trenton Democrats? The answer is shocking…

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Senator Michael Testa

Testa Remembers Victims of Tragic Seton Hall Dormitory Fire on 23rd Anniversary

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Senator Michael Testa (R-1) remembered the victims of the Boland Hall dormitory fire at Seton Hall University on the 23rd anniversary of the tragic event. Three students lost their lives and 58 were injured in the fire that occurred in the early morning hours of January 19, 2000, when most residents were sleeping.

Sen. Michael Testa remembered the victims of the Boland Hall dormitory fire at Seton Hall University on the 23rd anniversary of the tragic event. (Pixabay)

“As a young attorney, I had the sad duty of representing the family of John Guinta, one of the three students who died in the fire. Today, I remember John, the other victims, Aaron Karol and Frank Caltabilota, and their families and loved ones who will never stop mourning their loss.

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco Bill that Would Help Economically Disadvantaged College Students Clears Committee

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco’s legislation that would ensure economically disadvantaged college students could get help buying groceries from the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) if they qualify for assistance under the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF), was advanced today by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Tony Bucco that would help economically disadvantaged college students buy groceries through the federal SNAP Program was advanced by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. (Pixbay)

“We want to prevent college students from being forced to choose between course work and 20+ hours at a part-time job. That is inconsistent with the EOF’s purpose of helping residents attend college,” said Bucco (R-25). “This bill protects students from employment requirements that result in many young people facing a choice between SNAP benefits and earning the grades they need to succeed in school and earn their degrees.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Committee Approves Oroho Bill that Would Protect Individuals with Disabilities

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Parents of children with developmental disabilities may soon be able to file a complaint for guardianship six months before a child reaches the age of 18 thanks to bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho and approved today by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

Parents of children with disabilities may soon be able to file a complaint for guardianship six months before a child turns 18 thanks to bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Steven Oroho and approved today by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. (Pixabay)

“A parent should not have to wait until their child with special needs turns 18 to file a complaint for guardianship. If there is a delay with the courts, this can actually lead to a gap in legal protections for vulnerable individuals,” said Oroho (R-24). “My legislation will allow parents to file six months before a child turns 18 which will eliminate any potential protections gap and help maintain a stable support system for the entire family.”

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Senator Bob Singer

Committee Approves Singer Bill Establishing Minimum Reimbursement Rate for Traumatic Brain Injury Special Care Nursing Facilities

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer that would establish a minimum NJ FamilyCare reimbursement rate for traumatic brain injury special care nursing facilities was advanced today by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer that would establish a minimum reimbursement rate for brain injury services was advanced by the Senate Health, Human Services, and Senior Citizens Committee. (US Army Photo)

“Reimbursement rates for brain injury services have remained static in recent years despite growing costs. This threatens the ability of providers to meet the complex needs of individuals with brain injuries and provide services within a safe and fulfilling community environment,” said Singer (R-30). “My legislation will more than double the reimbursement rate for special care nursing facilities, which will help offset the increased costs of staff and therapy services. This will ensure that people with brain injuries can continue to thrive and reach their optimal recoveries in community settings.”

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District 10

10th District Lawmakers Introduce Bill Mandating State Board of Education to Meet in Person

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Legislation Also Requires Both In-Person and Virtual Public Access to Board Meetings

Senator Jim Holzapfel, Assemblyman Greg McGuckin, and Assemblyman John Catalano (all R-Ocean) have introduced legislation requiring members of the New Jersey State Board of Education to attend Board meetings in person.

Sen. Jim Holzapfel, Asm. Greg McGuckin, and Asm. John Catalano introduced legislation requiring members of the New Jersey State Board of Education to attend Board meetings in person while giving parents the ability to access these meetings both publicly and virtually. (Pixabay)

“Why is it that every other institution can return to pre-COVID procedures except government boards in charge of making decisions that affect everyone’s lives?” Senator Holzapfel asked.  “We can agree or disagree with the State Board of Education’s decisions, but there is no longer an excuse for Board members to hide behind a computer and limit the public’s ability to comment on controversial policies that will impact their children’s education.”

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Senator Joe Pennacchio
Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho/Pennacchio Bill Will Protect Right to Buy and Use Gas Stoves and Appliances

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Senator Steven Oroho and Senator Joe Pennacchio will introduce legislation protecting the right of New Jerseyans to buy and use gas stoves and appliances.

Sen. Steven Oroho and Sen. Joe Pennacchio will introduce legislation protecting the right of New Jerseyans to buy and use gas stoves and appliances. (Flickr)

“We can’t let President Biden or Governor Murphy ban affordable energy choices while New Jersey families are struggling with soaring prices and inflation,” said Oroho (R-24). “We certainly don’t need Democrats in our kitchens dictating how we cook our dinner. It’s big government overreach that we need to stop.”

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New Jersey Senate Republicans

VIDEO: Gov. Murphy Said “No New Taxes” in 2023. He Must Mean Except for…

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Governor Phil Murphy said there’d be no new taxes in 2023. Sorry, Phil, New Jersey knows the truth.

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New Jersey Senate Republicans

VIDEO: The REAL State of the State Under Gov. Murphy & Trenton Democrats

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Governor Phil Murphy delivered HIS State of the State address this week. Here’s the REAL state of the state under Gov. Murphy and Trenton Democrats.

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Senator Vince Polistina

Senator Polistina Calls for Suspension of All Offshore Wind Development Activity Following Multiple Whale Deaths

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After six dead whales washed up on area beaches, Senator Vince Polistina (R-Atlantic) urged Governor Phil Murphy to order a suspension of all offshore wind development activities so that a full and proper investigation can be conducted to determine any connection between the deaths and ongoing work.

A deceased 30-foot humpback whale on an Atlantic City beach in December, one of six dead whales that washed up on area beaches in the last five weeks. (NJ.com)

“We should suspend all work related to offshore wind development until we can determine the cause of death of these whales, some of which are endangered,” Polistina stated. “The work related to offshore wind projects is the primary difference in our waters, and it’s hard to believe that the death of six whales on our beaches is just a coincidence.”

Republican Senators

Steven Oroho

Steven Oroho

District 24 - Republican Leader

Jon Bramnick

Jon Bramnick

District 21

Anthony M. Bucco

Anthony M. Bucco

District 25

Chris Connors

Chris Connors

District 9

Kristin Corrado

Kristin Corrado

District 40

Edward Durr

Edward Durr

District 3

Jim Holzapfel

Jim Holzapfel

District 10

Declan O'Scanlon

Declan O'Scanlon

District 13

Joe Pennacchio

Joe Pennacchio

District 26

Vince Polistina

Vince Polistina

District 2

Holly Schepisi

Holly Schepisi

District 39

Robert Singer

Robert Singer

District 30

Jean Stanfield

Jean Stanfield

District 8

Doug Steinhardt

Doug Steinhardt

District 23

Michael Testa

Michael Testa

District 1

Samuel Thompson

Samuel Thompson

District 12

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