New Jersey's 24th Legislative District

Senator Steven Oroho

  • Sen. Steven Oroho joined the Littell family on Nov. 13, 2015 to unveil signs dedicating Route 15 in Sussex County the “Senator Robert E. Littell Memorial Highway.” Oroho sponsored the legislation honoring the late senator. (Facebook/Steven Oroho)

  • Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho designed to protect and grow the state’s commercial and recreational bee industry was signed into law by Acting Governor Kim Guadagno on July 31, 2015. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho speaking against proposed income and business tax increases during a Senate floor debate on the FY ’16 state budget on June 25, 2015. (Full Story)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho spoke to the New Jersey Realtors about the need to to stop the flow of wealth and jobs out of the state at the 2015 Realtors Day breakfast in Trenton on June 11, 2015. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24) was presented the 3rd Annual Alex DeCroce Public Leadership Award by the Morris County Chamber of Commerce on October 16, 2014 for his strong support of the state’s business community. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24) was a “celebrity reader” to the preschool children at Project Self-Sufficiency’s Little Sprouts Early Learning Center in Newton, NJ on October 6, 2014. (Photo Gallery)

  • Sen. Steve Oroho (R-24) spoke about the importance of legislation he sponsors to repeal New Jersey’s death tax at a State House rally sponsored by Americans for Prosperity on September 15, 2014. (Press Release)

  • Sen. Steve Oroho, Asw. Alison Littell McHose and Asm. Parker Space (all R-24) joined Americans for Prosperity, business organizations and concerned citizens at a State House rally on September 15, 2014 in support of legislation they sponsor to repeal New Jersey’s death tax. (Press Release)

  • Sen. Steven Oroho (right-center) visited Liberty Farm’s Sussex County Sunflower Maze on September 3, 2014 to highlight the region’s agritourism industry. (Facebook)

     

  • Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24), a member of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee, speaking against the FY’15 state budget and tax increases that he said repeat the mistakes of the past. (Press Release)

Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho Bill Allowing Local Govt. & Schools to Use Electronic Transfer Payments Signed into Law

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Governor Christie has signed Senator Steven Oroho’s (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) bill to allow local governments, county colleges and school districts to pay their bills by using electronic transfer fund technologies.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s bill, now law, allows local governments, county colleges and school districts to pay their bills by using electronic transfer fund technologies.

“Allowing schools and local government entities to use electronic transfers instead of paper checks will generate cost savings at the local and county level,” Senator Oroho said. “By passing this law, we are taking a strong step forward in our ongoing effort to make government operate more efficiently and better serve the needs of every New Jersey taxpayer.”

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Oroho Resolution Calls for Congress to Fund Fight Against Zika

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Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) plans to introduce a resolution urging congress to reconvene in order to fully fund efforts to combat the Zika virus.

Sen. Steven Oroho introduced a resolution urging congress to reconvene in order to fully fund efforts to combat the Zika virus. (CDC/James Gathany)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that women infected with Zika during pregnancy are at risk of having children born with microcephaly and other severe birth defects. Oroho is asking for federal funding to be made available to fight the virus before it becomes rampant in the United States.

“Zika poses a very clear and present health risk even within our own borders. We are already starting to see cases of Zika and Zika-related birth defects occurring throughout the country,” Senator Oroho said. “Federal inaction is not acceptable as our communities need the requisite tools to help fight the spread of this disease.”

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Oroho Calls for Congressional Effort to Fully Fund Fight Against Zika Virus

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Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) has sent letters to every member of New Jersey’s congressional delegation urging their efforts to help advance a full federal funding solution to combat the Zika virus.

Sen. Steven Oroho urged New Jersey’s congressional delegation to help advance a full federal funding solution to combat the Zika virus. (CDC/James Gathany)

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that Zika virus infection during pregnancy is a cause of microcephaly and other severe birth defects in infants, and is responsible for miscarriages and still births.

“The Zika virus poses a serious threat to women who are pregnant and their unborn children,” said Oroho. “It’s imperative that Congress put aside politics and approve the funding that national health experts say is needed to prevent the Zika virus from becoming a national public health crisis. With the impact of Zika already being felt here in New Jersey, I urge our state’s congressional delegation to take the lead in this effort.”

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Oroho: Work on Transportation Projects Will Begin Shutting Down Due to Bankrupt TTF

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Action Needed Now to Prevent Property Tax Explosion

Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) said that New Jersey residents and property taxpayers will start to see the effects of a depleted Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) as transportation projects statewide grind to a halt, and local road and bridge repair and maintenance begin to fall on municipal and county governments.

Sen. Steven Oroho said that New Jersey residents and property taxpayers will soon start to see the effects of a depleted Transportation Trust Fund. (SenateNJ.com)

Without the passage of a TTF reauthorization and funding solution, Governor Christie issued Executive Order 210 yesterday requiring plans for an orderly shutdown of TTF projects to be prepared by 11:59 p.m. on Saturday, July 2, 2016.

“The Governor’s executive order shows that the possibility of work on roads and bridges stopping without a new TTF plan is not merely hypothetical,” said Oroho. “It’s happening now.”

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Oroho Bill to Remove Red Tape from Pharmaceutical Industry Passes Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to make the registration process easier for pharmaceutical companies passed the New Jersey Senate. The measure came out of the New Jersey Red Tape Review Commission.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s bill would remove red tape from drug manufacturing industry. (©iStock)

“The seemingly never ending list of regulations and rules has handcuffed business in this state for far too long,” Senator Oroho said. “Six years after it was created, the Red Tape Review Commission is still finding ways to cut back the bureaucracy and make it easier for entrepreneurs and job creators to grow their businesses in the state. This bill reduces the time it takes for drug companies to set up shop in New Jersey.”

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Senate Passes Oroho Resolution to Raise Awareness About Childhood Cancer

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A bipartisan resolution sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to promote education and awareness about childhood cancer was passed by the New Jersey Senate.

The Da Silva family. (Patricia Da Silva)

The resolution was inspired by Nicholas DaSilva, a Hardyston resident who was diagnosed with a form of cancer called Burkitt’s lymphoma when he was just 5 years old. In the two years since his cancer has gone into remission, he has worked to help other children with the disease. Along with the other members of his family, Nicholas has raised money to help other kids through donations to the Valerie Fund and Alex’s Lemonade Stand.

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Oroho, Space & Phoebus on Gov. Christie’s New School Funding Proposal

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Statement from Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space, and Assemblywoman Gail Phoebus (all R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) on Governor Chris Christie’s new school funding plan:

Sen. Steve Oroho, Asm. Parker Space, and Asw. Gail Phoebus praised Gov. Chris Christie’s new school funding plan. (SenateNJ.com)

“We applaud Governor Christie for making his proposal. All three of us have supported permanently ending the Abbott district charade with the New Jersey Supreme Court and mandating that state aid for education needs to be equally distributed to all school children no matter where they live.

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Oroho Editorial: A Bold Package to Fix Roads, Restructure Taxes

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The following editorial by Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) on a plan to reduce the burden on New Jersey property taxpayers, eliminate the state income taxes paid by most retirees, phase out the estate tax, and replenish the Transportation Trust Fund was published in The Record on June 19, 2016: 

Sen. Steven Oroho’s plan would perform a sweeping restructuring of New Jersey’s tax structure to make the state more affordable and competitive, and replenish the Transportation Trust Fund that pays for safe roads and bridges. (SenateNJ.com)

New Jersey faces twin crises that threaten to ignite a property tax explosion and hamstring our competitive economic position if we don’t take swift action to responsibly address them.

At stake is our ability to maintain and repair our roads and bridges — and a Transportation Trust Fund that is broke — alongside New Jersey’s reputation as having one of the most uncompetitive tax structures in the nation, which drives thousands of families, jobs and businesses to less costly states each year.

The impact of either problem is substantial. Taken together, however, these dual crises threaten both our economic vitality and our very existence as an affordable place to raise a family, work and retire.

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Oroho Introduces Major Tax Restructuring & Relief

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Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) released the following statement after appearing at a press conference announcing the introduction of a bipartisan economic and tax restructuring plan which will fund the bankrupt Transportation Trust Fund, prevent a property tax explosion, ensure that out-of-state drivers pay for their use of New Jersey’s roads and bridges, and put in place meaningful tax cuts to retain and attract capital investment in the state.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s legislation will fund transportation projects, prevent a property tax explosion and put in place meaningful tax cuts. (©iStock)

Senator Oroho formulated his plan with input from conservative economists, business leaders and average citizens. He was joined by a bipartisan group of legislative colleagues as well as a host of groups from varied sectors in support of the comprehensive plan including the business community led by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the New Jersey Business and Industry Association; the State Building Trades; as well as representatives from the State League of Municipalities and the New Jersey Association of Counties.

“Today we are taking a major step in helping put our financial house in order. This is a real plan to broadly address New Jersey’s financial crisis. With this restructuring plan we will shore up the Transportation Trust Fund, end the subsidy to out-of-state drivers which unfairly burdens New Jersey residents and stop an impending property tax explosion from happening in New Jersey. We also will double local transportation aid to counties and municipalities which will provide measurable property tax relief to residents.

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Advanced: Oroho Bill to Protect Members of Military From Discrimination

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to ensure that members of the United States Armed Forces are protected against discrimination has been advanced by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s legislation will protect members of the military from discrimination. (Flickr)

“It takes a special kind of person to sign up for military service,” Senator Oroho said. “They put their lives on hold while they go out to serve our country. They deserve to have every chance to succeed once they return to civilian life.”

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