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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 Anthony Bucco
Senator Bob Singer

Bucco & Singer Examine Role of Education & Technical Training on Manufacturing in NJ

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Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris, Somerset) and Senator Robert Singer (R-Ocean, Monmouth) examined the role of vocational-technical schools and technical programs of study on industry in New Jersey during a meeting of the bipartisan Legislative Manufacturing Caucus at the County College of Morris today.

Sen. Anthony Bucco and Sen. Robert Singer examined the role of vocational-technical schools and technical programs of study on industry in New Jersey during a meeting of the Legislative Manufacturing Caucus at the County College of Morris on Oct. 17. (SenateNJ.com)

“The Legislative Manufacturing Caucus chose to come to our area today to learn how Morris County, the County College of Morris, and our county vo-tech schools effectively coordinate to develop a quality workforce that creates job opportunities for residents and encourages economic development in the region,” said Bucco. “We learned that there’s a great demand for technical skills from employers, and a need to further expand the successful programs we already have to increase our capacity to train students for highly paid jobs that are waiting to be filled.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho Named Legislator of the Year by the Arc of New Jersey

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Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) was named “Legislator of the Year” by the Arc of New Jersey for his commitment to people with developmental disabilities and their families.

Sen. Steve Oroho (Center) with The Arc of New Jersey’s Executive Director Tom Baffuto and Board President Joanne Bergin. (SenateNJ)

“I’m so honored to receive this award from such a great organization,” Senator Oroho said. “The Arc provides a vital service for so many people in this state, and I’m happy to do whatever I can to support them.”

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Senator Jennifer Beck

Beck & Rice Call for Action to Help Tenants Living in ‘Failing Housing Complexes’ Across New Jersey

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Following today’s NJ.com report that “thousands” of New Jersey residents are living in subsidized housing complexes that have failed federal inspections, Senators Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) and Ron Rice (D-Essex) called on HUD, the DCA, and Legislative leaders to take immediate action to address this crisis.

Sens. Jennifer Beck and Ron Rice call for action to help tenants, following a NJ.com report that thousands statewide are living in complexes that have failed federal inspections. Beck & Rice sponsor S-3270, the “Safe Sanitary Subsidized Rental Housing Bill of Rights.” (Facebook/Jennifer Beck)

Beck and Rice sponsor S-3270, the “Safe Sanitary Subsidized Rental Housing Bill of Rights,” which would hold negligent landlords accountable for dangerous, unsanitary, and unsafe conditions in subsidized housing.

“Senator Rice and I have been saying for months that the issue of tenants being forced to live in dangerous rental housing units is not limited to Asbury Park or Newark. Today’s report proves that this is a pervasive, statewide problem,” Senator Beck said.  “The government has a responsibility to address this crisis immediately. We will continue to call for the passage of our legislation and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the vulnerable families and seniors who need our help.”

“From the top of the state to the bottom, innocent people are suffering while their landlords collect a paycheck from the government. It’s outrageous,” Senator Rice added. “I’m glad to see HUD Administrator Patton say they have a ‘zero-tolerance policy,’ for these bad actors, but judging by today’s report, it’s clear that words are not enough. We must take action to hold all landlords accountable for providing safe and sanitary housing.”

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Senator Kip Bateman

Bateman Introduces Mandatory Prison Terms for Child Molesters Posing as Caregivers

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Bill Introduced Following Reports of Babysitter Who Allegedly Used Care.com to Find & Sexually Assault Child

Senator Christopher “Kip” Bateman (R-16) has introduced legislation that would establish mandatory prison terms for child molesters who use their position as a child care provider to gain access to victims. This would include people posing as caregivers on websites such as Care.com, or at any other child care center or provider referral service.

Sen. Kip Bateman has introduced a bill to establish mandatory prison terms for perpetrators who target and sexually assault children, by posing as caregivers on websites like Care.com or at any other child care center or referral service. (Flickr)

“The booming popularity of babysitter-for-hire websites poses a new threat to families everywhere, especially for working parents who are coping with the high cost of daycare in New Jersey,” Senator Bateman said. “Anyone who uses a referral service to try and prove their legitimacy as a caregiver is operating on another level than average ‘opportunity’ molesters. That motivation and the equally monstrous crime that follows should absolutely land you in jail.”

Bateman authored the bill (S-3500) following reports that an Elizabeth man posing as a caregiver on Care.com had been charged with sexually assaulting the young girl he had been hired through the website to babysit. Last week, a Burlington County man was charged with sexually assaulting two children at a daycare facility he owned. Perpetrators in these types of cases would face harsher justice if Senator Bateman’s new bill is signed into law.

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Senator Jennifer Beck

Beck: Property Taxpayers on Hook for $453K Sick Leave Payout While Dems Continue to Block Reform

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) repeated her calls for legislative Democrats to allow sick leave reforms to advance following reports that property taxpayers will be on the hook for yet another six-figure payout of more than $453,000 to Newark’s retired Police Chief.

Sen. Jennifer Beck called for Democrats to allow sick leave reforms to advance following news that property taxpayers will pay for yet another six-figure payout of more than $453,000 to Newark’s retired police chief. (SenateNJ.com)

“Month after month, year after year, we continue to read stories of retiring public employees taking home obscene six-figure checks for unused time at property taxpayer expense,” said Beck. “Meanwhile, the Democrats who control the Legislature continue to block every attempt at reasonable reform. We’ll eventually shame them into ending this indefensible practice, the only question is how many millions more taxpayers will have to pay before Democrats will feel enough public outrage to allow votes on our sick leave reform legislation.”

Beck sponsors S-2947, which would limit payouts at retirement to $10,000 for accumulated unused sick leave for all public employees, and limit the carrying forward of vacation leave for one year only.

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Senator Jennifer Beck

Beck Joins County, Local & Federal Officials in the Launch of $17.5 Million 537/34 Improvement Project

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Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) joined Monmouth County Freeholders and local officials at a groundbreaking today after a 17-year-long fight to celebrate the successful procurement of $17.5 million in funding to conduct pedestrian safety and road improvements at the Route 34/537 intersection in Colts Neck.

Sen. Jennifer Beck joined county, local, and federal officials to launch a $17.5 million improvement project at the Route 34/537 intersection in Colts Neck. (SenateNJ.com)

“I’m proud to stand side-by-side with Freeholder Director Burry in the effort to see this important project finally come to fruition,” said Beck. “I applaud Freeholder Director Burry and all of our Freeholders and local officials for moving the ball forward for more than a decade. These improvements will greatly enhance pedestrian safety and traffic calming for Colts Neck.”

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Senator Jennifer Beck

Beck Secures $25 Million in Construction Funds for Freehold Borough Schools

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After spending more than a decade working to secure additional funding for Freehold Borough Schools, Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) celebrated the procurement of $25 million in much-needed funds, by attending yesterday’s groundbreaking for the Freehold Borough School expansion.

Sen. Jennifer Beck, Superintendent Rocco Tomazic (left) and Freehold Borough Board of Education President Dr. Michael Lichardi (right) break ground on the Freehold Borough School expansion project on Oct. 12, 2017. Beck fought for more than a decade to secure additional funding for the district. (Freehold Borough Schools)

“I am honored to stand side-by-side with Superintendent Tomazic and local officials who we worked with to have the State commit 85 percent in funding for the construction project,” Beck said “Freehold Borough is over capacity by nearly 600 students. The additional facilities that this construction will provide are absolutely necessary in continuing to provide our children with the education they deserve.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Calls for Increased Responsiveness to Local Safety Concerns by NJ Transit

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Senator Kristin M. Corrado (R-40) sent a letter today to New Jersey Transit (NJT) Executive Director Steven Santoro expressing concern that outreach from local officials on safety matters have gone unanswered.

Sen. Kristin Corrado contacted New Jersey Transit to express concern that outreach from local officials on safety matters have gone unanswered. (SenateNJ.com)

“Local officials from throughout District 40 have begun to contact me to express concern regarding NJT’s infrastructure at stations within their municipalities,” Corrado said in the letter. “Some relayed concerns about passenger safety, including the need for repairs to platforms that they believed to be unsafe. There was a general sense that their previous attempts to bring attention to and remedy those concerns directly with NJT have gone unanswered.”

Corrado requested information from Santoro on the process through which NJT reviews and responds to outreach from local officials.

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Senator Jennifer Beck

Beck Continues Support for Asbury Park Revitalization

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Beck Attends ‘Springwood Avenue’ Project Groundbreaking After Years of Community Advocacy

Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) on Tuesday, October 10, attended a groundbreaking for The Renaissance Village, an affordable housing project in Asbury Park. Beck and Asbury Park Councilwoman Yvonne Clayton spent years advocating for $8 million in highly competitive funding from the State to bring the project to fruition.

Sen. Jennifer Beck attended a groundbreaking for The Renaissance Village, an affordable housing project in Asbury Park. Beck worked with Councilwoman Yvonne Clayton for years to get funding for the project. (SenateNJ.com)

“I am proud to have worked with Councilwoman Yvonne Clayton, the Michael’s Organization, and others to make Renaissance Village possible,” Senator Beck said. “We were able to secure nearly $8 million in highly competitive State funding. Hundreds of applications were sent to the state but only a few received the funding. This project will bring 64 units of needed housing along Springwood Avenue.”

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Senator Sam Thompson

Thompson Receives NFIB’s ‘Guardian of Small Business’ Award

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Senator Sam Thompson (R-12) has been named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the New Jersey chapter of the  National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB.) Thompson was chosen for this award for consistently advocating for the needs of small business owners statewide.

Sen. Sam Thompson has been named a “Guardian of Small Business” by the New Jersey chapter of the NFIB. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Being a ‘guardian of small business’ is a responsibility I take very seriously,” Senator Thompson said. “Small business owners are the lifeblood of our economy. They strengthen communities and create good-paying jobs in every corner of our state. I will continue to do everything I can to ensure that these hardworking people have the resources and opportunities they need to succeed.”

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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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