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  • Freehold Borough Superintendent Tomazic and Red Bank Superintendent Rumage joined Sen. Jennifer Beck for the Governor’s Budget Message at the New Jersey State House on Feb. 28. The superintendents have worked with Beck to secure additional state aid for massively underfunded districts like theirs. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego and Asm. Joe Howarth met Carter and Corbin Taylor to talk about their program, Science for Sick Days, for kids unable to attend school because of illness, on Feb. 25, 2017. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Jennifer Beck and Commission of Education Kimberley Harrington visited schools in Asbury Park and Long Branch on Feb. 14. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Dawn Marie Addiego at the ribbon cutting of the Underground Railroad Museum of Burlington County at Smithville Park on Feb. 8, 2017. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Gerry Cardinale with retired members of the FOP, PBA and RUPD who came to the Senate Law & Public Safety Committee meeting on Feb. 6, 2017 to support S-1944, which allows more retired law enforcement officers to carry firearms after they retire. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Diane Allen speaks to the Senate Transportation Committee in support of her “Antwan’s Law” bill to make roads safer for students, in Trenton, on Jan. 9, 2017. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Diane Allen speaks at a Jan. 7 Statehouse event recognizing a law she sponsored that took effect this month to allow New Jersey adoptees to obtain their original birth certificates. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Joe Pennacchio watches as Gov. Chris Christie signs his legislation at the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey headquarters in Trenton, N.J. on Jan. 4. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Dawn Addiego speaking at a New Jersey State House press conference on Dec. 8, 2016 on bipartisan legislation she is sponsoring with Senate President Steve Sweeney (left) and Asm. Adam Taliaferro (right) to allow state pension funds to invest in TTF bonds. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24) speaking at a New Jersey State House press conference on S-2026, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” on December 5, 2016. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Joe Pennacchio (R-26) speaking at a New Jersey State House press conference on S-2026, the “Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act,” on December 5, 2016. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Diane Allen was officially inducted into the Governing Institute’s Women in Government Leadership Class of 2017 on the weekend of Nov. 12 at the Institute’s conference in Arizona. (Full Story)

Senator Diane Allen

Senate Approves Allen’s New Jersey Housing Assistance for Veterans Act

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The New Jersey Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Allen to help disabled and low-income veterans with home modifications.

Sen. Diane Allen’s legislation will help disabled and low-income veterans with home modifications. (Flickr)

“We desperately need to increase support for disabled and impoverished veterans in New Jersey,” Senator Allen (R – Burlington) said. “This legislation will provide our retired military personnel with crucial home upgrades, such as wheelchair ramps, that low-income veterans may otherwise struggle to pay for. These improvements can make life a little easier for those who have sacrificed so much to serve our country.”

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Senator Anthony Bucco
Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio/Bucco Bill Allowing EMT, Paramedic Certification Cards to Count as 2 Points for NJMVC ID Verification Program Passes Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) and Senator Anthony Bucco (R-25) that would expand upon the documentation accepted by the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC) as part of its 6 Point ID Verification program to include EMT and paramedic certification cards has passed the Senate.

Legislation by Sen. Joe Pennacchio and Sen. Anthony Bucco would allow EMT and paramedic certification cards to count toward the NJMVC’s six-point ID verification requirement. (NJMVC)

“Our state’s digital driver’s license and 6 Point ID Verification program are designed to stop fraud and make it harder for criminals and terrorists to act under assumed identities,” said Pennacchio. “Our legislation allows us to maintain those strict security standards while improving the NJMVC customer experience for tens of thousands of EMTs and paramedics who carry State issued certification cards.”

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Senator Bob Singer

Singer Bill to Improve Access to Integrated Behavioral and Primary Healthcare Passes Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (R-Monmouth, Ocean) to improve coordination between primary and behavioral healthcare services has passed the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Bob Singer’s legislation allows for better coordinated and comprehensive primary and behavioral healthcare services. (©iStock)

“To provide quality, comprehensive healthcare for all New Jerseyans, we must ease the process of integrating behavioral health and primary care services,” Senator Singer said. “Forcing facilities to obtain multiple licenses just so they can provide a full spectrum of health services is an unnecessary restriction that only serves in blocking patients from accessing the care they need.”

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New Jersey Senate Republicans

Senate Honors Mallory’s Army Foundation & Grossman Family’s Commitment to Fight Bullying

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The New Jersey Senate honored Mallory’s Army Foundation and the Grossman Family with the adoption of a ceremonial resolution in remembrance of Mallory Rose Grossman. Mallory’s Army Foundation was established by the Grossman Family in beloved memory of Mallory Rose Grossman, 12, a resident of Rockaway Twp., who took her own life on June 14, 2017 following horrific bullying.

The New Jersey Senate honored Mallory’s Army and its fight against bullying on December 18, 2017. (SenateNJ.com)

Those who knew Mallory Rose described her as a kind, selfless, and compassionate young girl who was dedicated to fundraising for Camp Good Days, a charity for children with cancer. She was an avid gymnast, cheerleader, who loved the outdoors. Continue Reading…

Senator Mike Doherty

Doherty Supports Counties & Municipalities in Call for Permanent Interest Arbitration Cap

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Says Cap Critical to Limiting Property Tax Increases

Senator Mike Doherty (R-23) issued a statement in support of the efforts of the New Jersey League of Municipalities and New Jersey Association of Counties to make permanent the state’s cap on interest arbitration awards.

Sen. Mike Doherty expressed support for the efforts of the New Jersey’s counties and municipalities to make permanent the state’s cap on interest arbitration awards. (SenateNJ.com)

“The elected officials who manage our towns and counties on a daily basis have told us that it’s a certainty that property taxes will rise or services will be cut if the interest arbitration cap is allowed to expire,” said Doherty. “This cap is the primary reason that property tax growth has slowed over the last eight years from the runaway increases of the McGreevey and Corzine years.”

Doherty was a prime sponsor of legislation (S-5) enacted in 2010 that limits the salary increases that may be awarded when disputed police and fire contracts enter the process of binding arbitration to two percent.

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Bill to Expand Non-Profit Access to Service Families with Disabilities Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) to exempt non-profit organizations that provided service to people with development disabilities from motor vehicle registration fees has passed the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Sen. Corrado’s legislation to expand access to non-profits providing disability transportation passes Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. (Pixnio)

“Eliminating hurdles from non-profit organizations gives additional access to support our local families in need,” said Sen. Corrado. “It is time to put people first and cut the red tape non-profits face when providing service to individuals with developmental disabilities.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho Bill to Support New Jersey Farmers and Local Food Products Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R – Sussex, Warren, Morris) to support New Jersey farmers and locally-made food products was passed by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Sen. Oroho’s Bill to Support New Jersey Farmers and Local Food Products Passes Budget and Appropriations. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Families in New Jersey depend on the hard work of our local farmers,” said Oroho. “Establishing ‘Food Hubs’, will grow New Jersey’s local-farmer network and create a path from Farm to Table.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Kean Praises NY/NJ Agreement to Fully Fund Local Share of Gateway Tunnel Project

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean praised an agreement reached by the governors of New York and New Jersey to fully fund the local share of the Gateway Tunnel project pursuant to a 2015 framework agreement with the federal government.

Sen. Tom Kean praised an agreement between New York and New Jersey to fully fund the local share of the Gateway Tunnel project. (SenateNJ.com)

“Today’s announcement is great news for New Jersey commuters and the Tri-State economy,” said Kean. “It’s recognition that new trans-Hudson rail tunnels are long overdue and beneficial in equal measure to both New York and New Jersey.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Kean Statement on Selection of Muoio as State Treasurer

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement on the selection of Assemblywoman Elizabeth Muoio to serve as State Treasurer by Governor-elect Phil Murphy:

Statement from Sen. Tom Kean on the selection of Asw. Elizabeth Muoio to serve as State Treasurer by Gov.-elect Murphy. (SenateNJ.com)

“Senate Republicans look forward to the confirmation process when we will have the opportunity to review Assemblywoman Muoio’s nomination as State Treasurer.

“I expect our members will examine the extent to which she is prepared to manage the State’s cash flow, finances, and $35 billion budget.”

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Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio: Hack of PSE&G Customer Data Shows Need for Credit Report Legislation

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Bill Would Allow Consumers Three Free Credit Reports Annually to Monitor Impact of Data Breaches

Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-26) said that news of a new hack that may have compromised the data of millions of New Jerseyans served by PSE&G, the state’s largest electricity provider, highlights the need for his legislation to provide consumers with more free credit reports annually.

Pennacchio: Hack of PSE&G Customer Data Shows Need for Credit Report Legislation (©iStock)

“New Jersey consumers cannot afford to wait a year to see what their credit report is,” said Pennacchio. “Recent evidence of a hack of the state’s largest utility signifies the importance of having more consumer protections in place. Allowing customers to be in the financial know-how can reduce and prevent security breaches in the future.”

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Republican Senators

Tom Kean

District 21 - Republican Leader

Diane Allen

District 7

Kip Bateman

District 16

Jennifer Beck

District 11

Anthony Bucco

District 25

Gerald Cardinale

District 39

Kristin Corrado

District 40

Michael Doherty

District 23

Jim Holzapfel

District 10

Joe Kyrillos

District 13

Steven Oroho

District 24

Joe Pennacchio

District 26

Robert Singer

District 30

Samuel Thompson

District 12

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