The Official Site of the

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Senator Steve Oroho

Editorial: Murphy’s Budget Giving NJ Residents Even More Reason to Leave

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Senator Steven Oroho says Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed budget for FY21 gives New Jerseyans more reasons to leave the state in this Asbury Park Press editorial published on February 28, 2020:

New Jersey is facing a crisis of affordability that is driving young adults, families, and retirees from the Garden State.

Sen. Steven Oroho says Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed budget for FY21 gives New Jerseyans more reasons to leave the state in this Asbury Park Press editorial. (©iStock.com)

Rather than offer solutions to tackle this crisis head-on in his state budget proposal for next year, Gov. Murphy has given New Jersey residents more reasons to leave.

Continue Reading…

District 9

Governor’s Budget Address: More Spending, Taxes & Rigged School Funding Formula

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove offered the following remarks regarding Governor Murphy’s State Budget Address:

“Oblivious to the fact that taxpayers are already at their breaking point, Governor Murphy is rallying special interests around policies that will sidestep the needs and priorities of our constituents, namely tax relief and fairness in school funding.

Sen. Connors, Asm. Rumpf and Asw. Gove said Gov. Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proves that he is oblivious to the fact New Jersey taxpayers are at their breaking point. (Pixabay)

“Based on this Administration’s track record to date, we have good reason to be skeptical about tax relief that will assist our constituents in any meaningful way. More likely, our constituents will be forced to subsidize the education of students living in other parts of the state or continue paying higher gas taxes to cover the costs of mass transit projects in North Jersey.

Continue Reading…

Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho: Murphy’s Massive $40B Budget Proposal Shows Need for Structural Reforms

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) said the massive $40 billion budget proposed by Governor Phil Murphy for FY 2021 demonstrates the critical need to advance structural reforms to lower the cost of government in New Jersey.

Sen. Steven Oroho said the massive $40 billion budget proposed by Gov. Phil Murphy for FY 2021 demonstrates the critical need to advance structural reforms to lower the cost of government in New Jersey. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Governor Murphy spending plan is 5% larger than last year’s and 18% higher than when he took office,” said Oroho, the Senate Republican Budget Officer. “He’s already raised taxes by billions and proposed nearly a billion more in tax increases this year. What we haven’t seen from the governor is a genuine attempt to lower the real cost drivers in government.”

Continue Reading…

Senator Tom Kean

Kean: Murphy’s Budget Proposal Doesn’t Give People a Reason to Stay in NJ

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean said Governor Phil Murphy’s budget proposal for FY 2021 does nothing to encourage New Jersey families to stay in the Garden State.

Sen. Tom Kean said Gov. Phil Murphy’s budget proposal for FY 2021 does nothing to encourage New Jersey families to stay in the Garden State. (Pixabay)

“Anyone who’s looking for a plan to make New Jersey more affordable will be disappointed by a budget proposal from Governor Murphy that raises taxes and makes no effort to constrain costs,” said Kean (R-21). “In a year when state revenues are booming, the governor’s spending plan represents a missed opportunity to demonstrate fiscal discipline and provide real tax relief to New Jerseyans.”

Continue Reading…

Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio: Murphy Budget Means More of the Same for New Jersey Taxpayers

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

‘Governor doesn’t get it. He ain’t New Jersey.’

Senator Joe Pennacchio said Governor Phil Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposed today does nothing to make New Jersey more affordable for residents frustrated by high taxes.

Sen. Joe Pennacchio called the Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposed today a sign that Gov. Murphy can’t relate to New Jersey taxpayers who struggle to live in the high-tax state. (SenateNJ.com)

“This was a failure by the Murphy Administration to address the state’s affordability crisis. At $40.85 billion, this budget is heavy on dollars, but light on sense.

“As tax-battered residents are fleeing the state in record numbers, as evidenced by study after study citing New Jerseyans by the thousands giving up and moving away, what we needed more than anything was a responsible revenue plan and meaningful spending cuts. Instead, Murphy is giving us new and higher taxes, and boosting the cost of government to historic levels.

Continue Reading…

Senator Bob Singer

Singer/Singleton Measure to Increase Career Opportunities for Military Spouses Advances

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Senator Robert Singer and Senator Troy Singleton’s legislation to waive occupational licensing fees for active-duty military spouses has passed the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Sens. Robert Singer and Troy Singleton’s bill to waive occupational licensing fees for active-duty military spouses has advanced. (WikiMedia Commons)

“The transient nature of military life creates many career-building obstacles for active-duty spouses,” said Singer (R-30). “Licensing costs alone can be a barrier to job entry, especially for spouses who are repeatedly relocated between duty stations across the nation and across the world. Waiving fees for occupational licensure will help spouses secure meaningful employment and make life a little easier for military families in New Jersey.”

Continue Reading…

Senator Bob Singer

Singer/Singleton Legislation Gives Back to Military Men and Women

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Pro Bono Program Would Provide Legal Help at No Cost

Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer and Senator Troy Singleton would provide legal help at no cost to service members and veterans. The Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee approved the bill today.

Sen. Robert Singer’s legislation would expand access to free legal representation in civil court cases for active and retired military members. The bill was approved by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. (©iStock)

“The men and women who put on the uniform every day and risk their lives to protect our freedoms shouldn’t lose sleep worrying about how to pay for legal representation in civil law cases,” said Singer (R-30). “These courageous individuals never hesitate when they are called to serve. This is a well-earned benefit that will be provided by attorneys volunteering their time.”

Continue Reading…

Senator Tom Kean

Kean Resolution Seeks International Investment in New Jersey

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Urges Senate to Help Recruit Businesses to the state

A resolution sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean would seek direct investment in the state by foreign-based businesses. The Senate Economic Growth Committee advanced the measure today.

Legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean to encourage international businesses to invest in New Jersey would bring more jobs and opportunity to the state. (Pixabay)

“Everybody wins when employers from around the globe open facilities in New Jersey,” said Kean (R-21). “Global investment can revitalize communities, boost local tax revenue, strengthen real estate markets, and provide jobs and careers for New Jersey workers. In return, companies get access to a highly educated, skilled and diverse workforce that will make it easier to find talent and fill jobs.”

Continue Reading…

Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho: Time to Act on “Path to Progress” Reforms to Address Local Government Waste Identified in SCI Report

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) said a new report by the State Commission of Investigation (SCI) on waste and abuse in local public employee compensation and benefits demonstrates the need to advance “Path to Progress” reforms.

Sen. Steven Oroho said a report by the State Commission of Investigation on waste and abuse in local public employee compensation and benefits demonstrates the need to advance ‘Path to Progress’ reforms. (Pixabay)

“Sadly, the SCI’s scathing report on outrageous compensation schemes offered by some local governments is not surprising,” said Oroho, the Senate Republican Budget Officer. “These are the same abuses that our bipartisan workgroup targeted for reform in the solutions we offered to lower the cost of government.”

Continue Reading…

Senator Sam Thompson

Thompson Bill Exposes the Source of Nuisance Phone Calls

Please Share:

Bookmark and Share

Spoofing Tactics Used by Telemarketers Would be Banned

Legislation introduced by Senator Sam Thompson would hang up the phone on telemarketers hiding their identities by spoofing the name or phone number displaying on caller ID.

Sen. Sam Thompson has introduced legislation cracking down on telemarketers that barrage consumers with calls from spoofed phone numbers. (SenateNJ.com)

“Spoof calls are increasing. The phone rings and you have no idea who is on the other end of the line,” said Thompson (R-12). “Marketers shouldn’t be able to hide their names or locations. This bill will remove the anonymity and people will know exactly who is on the line before they decide to answer the call or ignore it.”

Continue Reading…

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

Senate Republican Office

Contact Us

We Want to Hear from You!

Directions

Getting to the State House

Email Updates

Sign Up for Our Daily Update

Legislative Activity

Committees, Bills & Votes

- Proudly Serving the People of New Jersey -