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District 9

Connors, Rumpf & Gove Support Initiative to Expand Eligibility for Veterans’ Property Tax Deduction

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Acting on their continuing commitment to expand benefits for veterans in the state, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are backing legislation to extend the $250 veterans’ property tax deduction to veterans who did not serve in time of war or emergency. Currently, only honorable discharged military veterans who served during war or other emergency are eligible for the veterans’ property tax benefits.

Sen. Connors, Asm. Rumpf, and Asw. Gove are supporting a bill to extend the $250 veterans’ property tax deduction to veterans who did not serve in time of war. (Flickr)

The measure, ACR-57, sponsored by Assembly Military and Veterans Committee Chairperson Assemblywoman Cleopatra Tucker (D-28), would propose an amending the State Constitution to expand eligibility for the veterans’ property tax deduction.  Voters would have to approve the amendment as a ballot question posed during a general election.

“Veterans in this state deserve better.  Too many veterans who call New Jersey home served honorably are denied benefits by an overly restrictive State law that bases eligibility largely on specific active duty periods,” remarked the delegation.

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Slams Murphy’s Appointment of Derrick Green to State Bank Board

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Senator Kristin Corrado slammed Governor Murphy’s appointment of Derrick Green to the Public Bank Implementation Board created through executive order today.

Sen. Kristin Corrado slammed Gov. Murphy’s appointment of Derrick Green to the Public Bank Implementation Board created through an executive order. (SenateNJ.com)

“This administration continues to demonstrate questionable judgment in its hiring practices,” said Corrado (R-40). “Derrick Green was involved in a political scandal that brought down a government as a result of a missing $350,000. Only Phil Murphy would put someone like him on a board to create a bank.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco: Murphy’s State Bank is a Looming Disaster For Taxpayers

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco (R-25) criticized Governor Phil Murphy’s move to establish a public bank, following reports that the governor signed an executive order to set up a fourteen-member implementation board:

Sen. Bucco criticized Gov. Murphy’s move to establish a public bank. (WikiMedia Commons)

“Governor Murphy has struggled to keep New Jersey’s finances in check without major tax increases. The creation of a state-run bank is a looming catastrophe for Garden State taxpayers.

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Senator Mike Doherty

Editorial: We Must Make N.J. Affordable or More People Will Leave, Lawmaker Says

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The following editorial by Senator Mike Doherty was published by NJ.com on November 8, 2019:

Elected public officials have a responsibility to deliver essential public services at the lowest possible cost to taxpayers. Too often, however, we see officials at all levels of government resigned to the notion that New Jersey will always be a high-cost place. They accept as fact that it’s impossible to fix our roads or build new schools without levying the highest taxes in the nation.

In this NJ.com editorial, Sen. Mike Doherty says lawmakers must demonstrate the same initiative in trying to cut excessive taxes that our former residents have shown in trying to escape them. (©iStock.com)

To that point, Governor Murphy seems content to promote New Jersey as a “good value for money,” rather than make an actual effort to cut costs. He recently told business leaders that if taxes are a primary concern, New Jersey is “probably not your state.”

That’s a mind-boggling statement considering New Jersey leads the nation in the out-migration of residents, according to a study conducted by United Van Lines. People are listening to the defeatist attitudes of leaders like Murphy and are lining up to leave.

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Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio Bill Gives Zero Emission Cars a Charge

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New Jersey drivers will find it easier to plug in their electric cars under legislation introduced Thursday by Senator Joe Pennacchio. His bill, S4222, simplifies the approval process for installing charging stations at gasoline service stations.

Sen. Joe Pennacchio’s bill simplifies the approval process for installing electric charging stations at gasoline service stations. (SenateNJ.com)

Under the bill, electric installations at existing operating gas stations are exempt from local approvals, including site plan and land use reviews. New gas stations would also be exempt.

“We have 565 municipalities in the state and the last thing we need is 565 different rules for gas stations adding charging facilities,” said Pennacchio (R-26).

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco Blasts Murphy’s Appetite for Spending

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco released the following statement in response to a report that Governor Phil Murphy hired a new chef for the governor’s mansion for a $110,000 salary.

Sen. Bucco on Murphy hiring a chef on taxpayer money: “The governor doesn’t get it. People in New Jersey are struggling, but Murphy just keeps spending money that we don’t have.” (Pixabay)

“The governor doesn’t get it. People in New Jersey are struggling, but Murphy just keeps spending money that we don’t have.

“That’s hard to swallow, spending that kind of money on a cook. It’s a $40,000 raise over the cook he replaced, and it’s completely unnecessary. Murphy already saddled taxpayers with almost $900,000 in repairs to Drumthwacket. New Jersey families deserve better treatment from Trenton.”

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District 24

Republican Budget Officers Oroho, Wirths Ready to Battle Murphy Over Affordability

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Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblyman Hal Wirths will serve as Republican budget officers in the Senate and Assembly, respectively. The announcements were made by the leaders of both caucuses Thursday.

As Republican budget officers in the Senate and Assembly, Sen. Oroho and Asm. Wirths will combat runaway spending by Gov. Murphy and the Democrats. (Pixabay)

Oroho, a certified financial planner, has been a member of the Budget Committee since he was sworn into the Senate in 2008. He has served as Senate Republican Budget Officer since early 2019.

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New Jersey Senate Republicans

Kean Announces Senate Republican Leadership for 2020-2021 Session

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean (R-21) announced the new caucus leadership team for the upcoming 2020-2021 legislative session:

Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean announced the new caucus leadership team for the upcoming 2020-2021 legislative session. (SenateNJ.com)

  • Deputy Minority Leader – Senator Bob Singer (R-30)
  • Conference Leader – Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40)
  • Deputy Conference Leader – Senator Chris Brown (R-2)
  • Budget Officer – Senator Steven Oroho (R-24)
  • Whip – Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26)
  • Deputy Whip – Senator Kip Bateman (R-16)

“With so much at stake for the people of New Jersey over the next two years, it’s imperative that Senate Republicans continue to have an engaged leadership team that is focused on the extremely important tasks ahead of us,” said Kean. “I’m glad to have such a strong team behind me that will be working hard on all fronts.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Senate Republicans Unanimously Re-Elect Kean as Leader

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Senator Thomas H. Kean, Jr. has received the unanimous support of the Senate Republican caucus to continue serving as its leader for the upcoming 219th New Jersey Legislature.

Sen. Tom Kean has received the unanimous support of the Senate Republican caucus to continue serving as its leader for the upcoming 219th New Jersey Legislature. (SenateNJ.com)

“I’m honored to have the continued support of the Senate Republican caucus as we head into the 2020-2021 legislative session,” said Kean. “Their confidence in me is a reflection of the strong team we have built that is capable of both working across the aisle when common ground can be found and successfully countering the Democratic majorities when they go too far.”

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District 9

Connors, Rumpf & Gove Call for Action on Their Bill to Create Criminal Offense of Financial Exploitation of Senior or Disabled Person

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are calling for public hearings on their legislation which would create the new offense of theft by financial exploitation of a vulnerable person.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove are calling for public hearings on their legislation which would create the new offense of theft by financial exploitation of a vulnerable person. (©iStock)

Under their legislation, S-923 and A-701, the new offense would be committed when a person in a position of trust in relation to a senior citizen or a person with a disability commits a theft offense against that person. Crimes of financial exploitation against a senior or disabled person would be one degree greater than the most serious underlying theft offense.

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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

Samuel Thompson

District 12

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