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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 Tom Kean

Kean Statement on the Passing of Sen. Jim Whelan

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement regarding the passing of Senator Jim Whelan:

Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean mourned the sudden passing of Sen. Jim Whelan. (SenateNJ.com)

“Senator Whelan gave his all to serve both his constituents and his students in Atlantic City, Atlantic County, and the 2nd Legislative District. I’m extremely saddened to learn of his sudden passing. My prayers are with his wife, Kathy, and his family. New Jersey lost a good man today.”

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Senator Joe Pennacchio
Senator Tom Kean

Pennacchio Elevated to Republican Whip

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean announced today that Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-Morris, Essex, Passaic) has been elevated to the position of Whip within the Senate Republican caucus leadership.

Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean announced on Aug. 21, 2017 that Sen. Joe Pennacchio has been elevated to the position of Republican Whip. (SenateNJ.com)

“Senator Pennacchio has been a tried-and-true leader in our caucus for many years now. The elevation to Republican Whip is well-deserved,” Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean said. “Joe has consistently demonstrated a keen understanding of our legislative priorities. He has been a passionate advocate for school funding reform, protecting the innocent, and expanding our community outreach efforts. I have no doubt that as Republican Whip, he will continue to work tirelessly to ensure that every taxpayer has a voice in Trenton.”

Pennacchio previously served as Assistant Republican Leader from 2014 to 2017. He is taking over the role of Whip following the departure of former Senate Republican Whip, Kevin O’Toole.

“Kevin was a tenacious and dedicated public servant. He left big shoes to fill,” Senator Pennacchio (R-26) said. “I am incredibly grateful to have the opportunity to serve as the next Republican Whip. We have come a long way, but there is still much more we can do to cut taxes, create opportunities, and make New Jersey a better, more affordable place for everyone. I look forward to working with my colleagues to swiftly advance Republican solutions to achieve those goals.”

Senator Jennifer Beck

Beck Urges Opposition to Dangerous Move to Drill Oil Off the Jersey Shore

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Beck stresses concerns from thousands in coastal communities regarding offshore drilling

Following reports that the federal government is moving forward with a new program to explore oil and gas drilling along the Atlantic coast, Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) urged New Jersey residents to join her and Clean Ocean Action in opposing any such efforts that could put the Jersey Shore at risk.

Sen. Jennifer Beck is urging residents to stand together and oppose oil and gas drilling off of the Jersey Shore. (Wikimedia Commons)

“New Jersey’s $44 billion tourism industry is heavily reliant on revenue from the Jersey Shore,” Senator Beck said. “Local business communities up and down the coast have spent years trying to rebuild in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. An oil spill anywhere in the Mid-Atlantic region would undue all of the progress we have made and more.

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Senator Jennifer Beck

Beck: “There are no ‘very fine’ Nazis or KKK members”

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) condemned comments made by President Donald Trump yesterday in which he tried to deflect responsibility for violence in Charlottesville, Virginia from white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and members of the Ku Klux Klan who rallied against the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee.

Sen. Jennifer Beck condemned comments made by President Trump yesterday in which he tried to deflect responsibility for violence in Charlottesville, VA. (SenateNJ.com)

One woman was killed and nearly two dozen were injured when a white supremacist intentionally plowed his car through a crowd of counter-protesters. At a press conference yesterday, Trump said there is “blame on both sides” and “very fine people” on both sides.

“Despite what President Trump says, there are no ‘very fine’ Nazis or members of the KKK,” said Beck. “It’s outrageous that the President of the United States thinks it’s appropriate to morally equate those who want to celebrate and promote racism and slavery with those who are standing up to defend freedom, justice, and equality. I condemn President Trump’s comments in the strongest possible terms and call on him to apologize and retract his statement.”

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Senator Bob Singer

Singer Picked to Serve on New Manufacturing Caucus

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Senator Robert Singer (R-Ocean, Monmouth) has been selected to serve on the newly formed Legislative Manufacturing Caucus which will work with the state’s business community to develop strategies to make New Jersey more enticing for manufacturers.

Sen. Bob Singer was selected to serve on the new Legislative Manufacturing Caucus. (Wikimedia Commons)

“I’m excited to have a role on this new sub-committee where we’ll have a chance to research and form policies that will improve New Jersey’s business climate,” Senator Singer said. “We need to do everything we can to encourage manufacturers to stay, build or expand in New Jersey.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Kean Statement on Passing of Former Senate President John Russo

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement today on the passing of former Senate President John Russo:

Statement from Sen. Tom Kean on the passing of former Senate President John Russo. (SenateNJ.com)

“On behalf of the Senate Republicans, I would like to offer our condolences to Bob, Caryl, and their entire family on the passing of Senate President Russo,” said Kean. “He was a dedicated public servant, a loving father, and a leader committed to improving New Jersey for all its residents.”

Sen. Bob Singer (R-30), who serves as Senate Republican Conference Leader, is married to the former Caryl Lynn Russo, daughter of Senate President Russo.

Senator Diane Allen
Senator Kip Bateman

Allen, Bateman Bills to Reduce Food Waste Now Law

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Two bills sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) and Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-Mercer, Middlesex, Somerset, Hunterdon) aimed at reducing waste are now law after they were signed by Governor Chris Christie.

New laws sponsored Sen. Diane Allen and Sen. Kip Bateman help reduce food waste. (Flickr)

“Cutting back on waste at our schools and other institutions is a crucial part of getting more food to people who need it,” Senator Allen said. “Every day, so much food is just tossed out. That can’t be acceptable in a state where so many still struggle with food insecurity.”

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Senator Anthony Bucco

Gov. Signs Bucco Bill to Prevent Ex-Cons From Running for School Board

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Governor Christie has signed legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) to require school board candidates to swear that they have not been convicted of a crime that would disqualify them from office.

Sen. Anthony Bucco’s bill, now law, prevents ex-cons from running for school board, by requiring candidates to swear that they haven’t been convicted of a crime that would disqualify them from serving. (©iStock)

In the last five years, dozens of school board members have had to give up their seats because they committed a crime that disqualified them from serving, proving the need for Senator Bucco’s legislation.

“It is a shame that so much taxpayer time and money has been wasted on power-hungry politicians who clearly couldn’t care less about our schools,” Senator Bucco said. “This law will help us root out the bad actors before they have the chance to botch an election.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Governor signs package of Oroho-Space farm bills

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A package of comprehensive farm bills sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho and Assemblyman Parker Space benefiting the state’s farming industry, schools and food banks was signed today by Gov. Chris Christie.

A package of bills designed to help New Jersey’s farm industry was signed into law. (SenateNJ.com)

“New Jersey has a long history of farming and farm culture, especially in the district I represent,” said Oroho (R-Sussex). “Not only will these new laws help us keep the farmer on the farm, they will help educate students about New Jersey’s important agricultural heritage.”

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Senator Gerald Cardinale
Senator Joe Pennacchio

Now Law: Cardinale/Pennacchio Bill to Shorten Lines at MVC Offices

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Expiration dates for vehicle registrations will be staggered based on an individual’s date of birth rather than all expiring at the end of the month

Legislation sponsored by Senator Gerald Cardinale (R-Bergen, Passaic) and Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-Essex, Morris, Passaic) to shorten lines at Motor Vehicle Commission offices is now law after it was signed by Governor Chris Christie.

A bill sponsored by Sen. Gerald Cardinale and Sen. Joe Pennacchio to shorten lines at the NJ MVC was signed into law. (Wikimedia)

“It doesn’t make sense to have everyone’s registration expire at the same time,” Senator Cardinale said. “By staggering expiration dates, we can cut down on congestion and increase efficiency at MVC offices.”

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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

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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