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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
Senator Declan O'Scanlon

Bucco & O’Scanlon: Let’s Help New Jersey to Stay Safe this Summer

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco and Senator Declan O’Scanlon said it’s time to undo some mistakes that were made with juvenile criminal justice reforms to help New Jersey stay safe this summer.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco and Sen. Declan O’Scanlon said it’s time to undo some mistakes that were made with juvenile criminal justice reforms to help New Jersey stay safe this summer. (Flickr)

We warned two years ago that stripping police of their ability to hold law-breaking teens accountable would lead to chaos in our communities, especially those with beaches and boardwalks during the summer season,” said Bucco (R-25). “That proved to be the case in several of our shore towns over the Memorial Day weekend. The problem of drunk, rampaging teens is so bad that many towns are now imposing curfews on their beaches and boardwalks that will impact families and businesses as well. It’s also proving to be a problem in other towns across New Jersey that have parks and other recreational facilities where teens congregate. The Legislature has an obligation to fix its mistake and allow law enforcement officers to actually enforce the law.”

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Senator Edward Durr

Durr Blasts Democrat Bill that Would Punish Schools for Respecting Parental Rights

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Senator Ed Durr blasted a new Democrat-sponsored bill that would impose financial penalties on school districts that remove pornographic books from school libraries at the request of concerned parents.

Sen. Ed Durr blasted a new Democrat-sponsored bill that would impose financial penalties on school districts that remove pornographic books from school libraries at the request of concerned parents. (©iStock)

“It’s absolutely nuts that Trenton Democrats want to punish schools for listening to the concerns of parents and removing books that contain pornographic material,” said Durr (R-3). “Parents should be able to say that they don’t believe certain books are age-appropriate for their children’s schools, and school districts should be commended rather than punished for respecting parental rights. This legislation shows just how far Democrats are willing to go to push their gender ideology on our kids.”

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District 10

District 10 Lawmakers to Introduce Bill Prohibiting State Agencies from Fining One Another

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In response to the Department of Environmental Protection issuing a fine against the Division of Fish & Wildlife, Sen. Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano will introduce legislation that will prohibit state agencies from imposing civil penalties on other state agencies or bureaus.

In response to the DEP issuing a fine against the Division of Fish & Wildlife, District 10 lawmakers will introduce legislation that will prohibit state agencies from imposing civil penalties on other state agencies or bureaus. (©iStock)

“In light of the conflict that has unfolded between the DEP and one of its own divisions, we must take the extraordinary step of introducing legislation to restore some common sense to New Jersey’s regulatory policies,” Senator Holzapfel said. “No state agency should be able to fine another state agency much less a division of one. New Jersey taxpayers have had enough of these legal loopholes that only serve to expand an already bloated government bureaucracy.”

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Senator Edward Durr

Durr Sponsors $4.32 Billion of “Give It Back” Property Tax Relief for Towns & Counties

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Senator Ed Durr is sponsoring legislation that would provide $4.32 billion of “Give It Back” property tax relief to every town and county in New Jersey, including more than $100 million to the 3rd Legislative District.

Sen. Ed Durr is sponsoring legislation that would provide $4.32 billion of “Give It Back” property tax relief to every town and county in New Jersey, including more than $100 million to the 3rd Legislative District. (Pixabay)

“For too long, Governor Murphy and Trenton Democrats have ignored South Jersey and chosen a few favored towns with connections to party bosses to get relief while everyone else has gotten nothing,” said Durr (R-3). “Senate Republicans believe that every town and county in New Jersey deserves a fair share of property tax relief. Under our plan, local governments in the 3rd Legislative District would receive more than $100 million to pay down debt, reduce property taxes, or fund local projects of their choosing, including paving roads and building parks.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Senate Advances Corrado Bill that Would Address Teacher Shortage

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School districts in New Jersey may soon be able to hire recently retired teachers to fill gaps in staffing thanks to legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado and approved yesterday by the New Jersey Senate.

School districts in New Jersey may soon be able to hire recently retired teachers to fill gaps in staffing thanks to legislation sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado and approved by the New Jersey Senate. (Pixabay)

“This sensible legislation will allow increased flexibility for school districts to hire recently retired, qualified individuals to return to the classroom to help address the statewide teacher shortage,” said Corrado (R-40). “Closing down schools during the pandemic and switching to online learning was a devastating policy that caused tremendous learning loss. This bill will help alleviate the consequences that were a result of that policy and get our students and our schools back on track.”

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District 9

9th District Delegation: Trenton Doesn’t Get that the Cost of Living is too High for Residents

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As the FY2024 State Budget hearings wind to a close, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are calling on the Murphy Administration and their legislative colleagues to make tax relief and corresponding government spending cuts priorities to best serve the interests of taxpayers.

As the FY2024 State Budget hearings wind to a close, District 9 lawmakers are calling on the Murphy Administration and their legislative colleagues to make tax relief and corresponding government spending cuts priorities. (Pixabay)

The 9th District Delegation issued the following statement:

“Unrelenting inflation has only exasperated the high cost of living in New Jersey that has the unenviable distinction of the highest property taxes in the nation. The State Budget is the state’s controlling document and, therefore, needs to be the centerpiece of fiscal reform and providing the financial security taxpayers desperately need.

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon
Senator Michael Testa

Senate Republicans Announce $4.32 Billion of “Give It Back” Property Tax Relief for Towns & Counties

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Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-13) and Senator Michael Testa (R-1) announced a plan to provide $4.32 billion of “Give It Back” property tax relief to New Jersey’s towns and counties.

Sen. Declan O’Scanlon and Sen. Michael Testa announced a plan to provide $4.32 billion of “Give It Back” property tax relief to New Jersey’s towns and counties. (Pixabay)

“The Murphy administration is sitting on billions of dollars of unallocated debt relief funds while towns and counties with substantial needs are being ignored,” said O’Scanlon, the Senate Republican Budget Officer. “Instead of letting that money waste away and get devalued by inflation, we are proposing to ‘Give It Back’ to towns and counties on a per capita basis to help them pay down debt and meet their important capital needs. Our proposal is a fair and transparent way to provide every New Jerseyan, every county, and every town with real property tax relief. There’s no other tax relief plan offered by anyone that comes close to what Republicans are proposing.”

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Senator Doug Steinhardt

Steinhardt Announces $2.6 Million in Transportation Grants for Warren County

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Senator Doug Steinhardt announced today that $2.6 million will be allocated toward building the Phillipsburg Riverfront Heritage Trail and improving access to public roads throughout Warren County.

Sen. Doug Steinhardt announced today that $2.6 million will be allocated toward building the Phillipsburg Riverfront Heritage Trail and improving access to public roads throughout Warren County. (Pixabay)

“These grants will help fund the construction of a riverfront trail system that will provide unique heritage and recreation tourism opportunities and act as a springboard for Phillipsburg’s downtown revitalization efforts,” said Steinhardt (R-23). “For this remarkable project, I would like to thank Phillipsburg Councilman Randy Piazza who’s push for recreational rail to trail systems is a major reason for this project even getting off the ground. Without his consistent support, and that of his father, this project may have never become a reality.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio & Bucco Vote “NO” on Bill that Would Pack More High-Density Housing into Towns

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Senator Joe Pennacchio and Senator Anthony M. Bucco voted against legislation today that they warned would lead to higher-density housing developments in many New Jersey towns.

Sen. Joe Pennacchio and Sen. Anthony M. Bucco voted against legislation today that they warned would lead to higher-density housing developments in many New Jersey towns. (Pixabay)

“We’ve heard from mayors that they’re getting crushed by new affordable housing mandates that are changing the nature of their towns for the worse,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “A bill just passed by the New Jersey Senate would add to the problem by allowing even higher densities of new housing to be built in places that are close to public transportation. That will only increase the strain on schools and other public services and the long-term costs to property taxpayers.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Senate Clears Oroho Bill Bolstering Protections of our Financial System

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The New Jersey Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho that would increase financial safeguards for state domiciled insurance companies.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s legislation that would increase financial safeguards for state domiciled insurance companies was passed by the New Jersey Senate. (Pixabay)

“At a time when banks and insurance companies are facing steep economic challenges, we must find ways to maintain economic resiliency,” said Oroho (R-24). “By closely aligning state laws with federal regulations we can foster greater financial stability and safeguard the integrity of security agreements made between federal home loan banks and their member insurance companies. This legislation would not only benefit policyholders, but it would also ensure greater protection of our financial system.”

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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

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