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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 Bob Singer

Singer Encourages New Jerseyans to Help Fight Addiction

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Saturday, April 28th is National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Senator Robert Singer (R-30) encouraged New Jersey families across the state to help fight drug abuse by participating in this National Prescription Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 28th.

Sen. Robert Singer encouraged NJ families to help fight drug abuse by participating in this National Prescription Take-Back Day. (SenateNJ.com)

“All too frequently prescription medication, that is thrown in the trash, can be recovered, abused, or sold illegally,” Singer said. “Properly disposing of your unused medication can be a lifesaving measure that protects our mothers, sons, or even a stranger.”

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Senator Kip Bateman

Senator Bateman to Host Blood Drive on May 8th – Sign Up Today!

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New Jersey is facing a critical blood shortage.

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Due to the winter’s brutal flu epidemic and the cancellation of many blood drives due to numerous snow storms, Central Jersey is in desperate need of blood donations. To combat the blood shortage, Sen. Kip Bateman will host a blood drive at Robert Wood Johnson Steeplechase Cancer Center on Tuesday, May 8th, 2:30p.m- 7:30 p.m.

Sen. Kip Bateman donating during the last blood drive he hosted at the Steeplechase Cancer Center in October, 2017. (SenateNJ.com)

“We are in the midst of a statewide blood shortage,” Bateman said. “A single donation can save two lives!  Please join me and donate blood on May 8th at the Robert Wood Johnson Steeplechase Cancer Center in Somerset. Donating an hour of your time and a pint of your blood can mean the difference between life and death for someone in need.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Applauds Signing of Equal Pay Law

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Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) lauded the signing of equal pay legislation into law.

Sen. Kristin Corrado (R-40) lauded the signing of equal pay legislation into law. (SenateNJ.com)

“New Jersey has paved the way for women by being a national leader in the fight for equal pay,” Corrado said. “I am honored to stand with women across our state in the fight for equal pay for equal work. This law honors all of the women who have dealt with sex and wage discrimination in the workplace. Today, we’re standing up to say, ‘no more!’”

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District 9

Connors, Rumpf & Gove Hail Signing of Law to Prevent Offshore Drilling in State Waters

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Coastal legislators Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove are hailing the signing into law of legislation A-839/S-258, which will prohibit offshore exploration, development and production drilling for oil or natural gas in State waters, State tidal waters and submerged lands in State waters.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove hail the signing of legislation which will prohibit offshore exploration, development and production drilling for oil or natural gas in State waters. (SenateNJ.com)

Senator Connors, Assemblyman Rumpf and Assemblywoman Gove all joined as cosponsors of A-839/S-258 which was introduced by the First Legislative District delegation.

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Senator Sam Thompson

Thompson Condemns Murphy’s “Motor Voter” Law

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Says New Law Is a Waste of Taxpayer Money and Resources, Will Lead to Voter Fraud

Senator Sam Thompson (R-12) released the following statement in response to Gov. Phil Murphy’s signing of “Motor Voter” legislation that sanctions State agencies to automatically register to vote anyone they come into contact with:

Sen. Sam Thompson released the following statement in response to Gov. Phil Murphy’s signing of “Motor Voter” legislation that sanctions State agencies to automatically register to vote anyone they come into contact with. (SenateNJ.com)

“Governor Murphy is trying to fix a problem that doesn’t exist on the New Jersey taxpayers’ dime. According to the U.S. Census Bureau and the New Jersey Division of Elections, 92 percent of eligible voters in the state are already registered and able to vote in elections should they choose to do so.

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon

O’Scanlon Statement on Byrne’s Removal from State Investment Council

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Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-Monmouth) released the following statement on Governor Phil Murphy’s decision to replace Tom Byrne as Chairman of the State Investment Council.

Sen. Declan O’Scanlon said Tom Byrne had integrity and understood that politics should not play a role in pension investment decisions. O’Scanlon is also concerned that the Murphy administration seems to be purging qualified public servants. (SenateNJ.com)

“Tom Byrne is one of the smartest people in government finance on either side of the aisle in New Jersey,” Senator O’Scanlon said. “Tom has integrity. He is one of the few people in Trenton who isn’t afraid to say ‘no’ to the unions. He is a fierce and fair advocate for pensioners and taxpayers alike. This is not the kind of public servant we should be losing.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Kean: While Today is Tax Day, New Jerseyans Won’t Celebrate Tax Freedom Day Until May 3rd

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Warns Murphy’s Billions in New Taxes Will Push Tax Freedom Day for New Jerseyans Even Later

On Tax Day 2018, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean warned that New Jersey residents will have to work longer to pay their tax bills if billions in tax increases proposed by Governor Phil Murphy are enacted.

Sen. Tom Kean warned that Tax Freedom Day for New Jerseyans will move further into the year if billions in tax increases proposed by Gov. Phil Murphy are enacted. (SenateNJ.com)

“Although today is Tax Day, the day that income taxes must be filed, New Jerseyans actually will have to work through May 3rd to pay their combined federal, state, and local property tax bills for the year,” said Kean. “If Murphy’s billions in tax increases are enacted, New Jersey workers will have to work even further into the year just to pay their taxes.”

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Senator Bob Singer

Sen. Singer & Duvi Honig, Founder of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber of Commerce, Call for ‘New Jersey Economic Development Day’

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Senator Robert Singer has introduced a resolution that would name the second Monday of May as “New Jersey Economic Development Day.” The legislation is inspired by Duvi Honig, the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Orthodox Jewish Chamber Of Commerce.

Sen. Robert Singer has introduced a resolution that would name the second Monday of May as “New Jersey Economic Development Day.” (Pixabay)

“We can do much more to make the Garden State a competitive place to grow or start a business,” Singer (R-30) said. “New Jersey is blessed with a well-educated workforce, an ideal location, easy-to-access public transportation, and the best schools in the nation. Boosting economic growth is critical to ensuring the vitality of our economy.”

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District 9

Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Pro-Illegal Alien Bills Disenfranchise Rights of Legal Citizens

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Consistent with their long-standing position on illegal immigration, Senator Christopher J. Connors, Assemblyman Brian E. Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne C. Gove sharply criticized the New Jersey Legislature for passing legislation (S-699) to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer-funded tuition assistance.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove sharply criticized the New Jersey Legislature for passing legislation to provide illegal aliens with taxpayer-funded tuition assistance. (SenateNJ.com)

The 9th District legislators voted against the tuition assistance bill as well as the legislative resolution (SCR-55) which opposes a question on the 2020 census form that would ask whether a person is a citizen.

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Senator Anthony Bucco
Senator Steve Oroho

Sweeney/Oroho/Bucco Bill Would Boost Vo-Tech Education, Fund School Security

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Measure Would Provide $1 Billion for Job Training, School Security

The Senate today voted to approve legislation that would seek voter approval for a plan to make significant investments in the vocational-technical education programs that meet critical job training needs and provide grants to improve school security across the state. The vote was 36-1.

The bipartsian legislation would seek voter approval for a plan to invest in New Jersey’s VoTech programs and improve school security. (Flickr)

Sponsored by Senate President Steve Sweeney (D-Gloucester), Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex) and Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) the Career and Technical Education and Security Bond Act (S-2293) would provide $450 million in grants to county vocational-technical school districts, $500 million for school security grants, and $50 million for county college career and technical education grants. The bill was revised today to increase school security funds from $250 to $500 million. Continue Reading…

Republican Senators

Tom Kean

District 21 - Republican Leader

Kip Bateman

District 16

Chris Brown

District 2

Anthony 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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