New Jersey's 24th Legislative District

Senator Steven Oroho

  • 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. Tom Kean and Sen. Steven Oroho toured Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County on March 21, 2016. (Full Story)

  • 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)

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Oroho Bills to Aid Farmland Preservation Advanced by Senate Panel

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to allocate more funds to help preserve New Jersey farmland was advanced by the Senate Environment Committee today.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s bill to help preserve more New Jersey farmland was advanced by a senate panel. (SenateNJ.com)

“Our heritage as the ‘Garden State’ goes back hundreds of years, and our farming tradition is still thriving in many families and communities throughout the state, especially in many of the areas that I represent,” said Senator Oroho. “These funding measures will help us continue our mission in saving that rich agricultural legacy.”

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Oroho/Space Varsity Letter Bill Now Law

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Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space and Senator Steve Oroho (both R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to extend opportunities to earn varsity letters to high school students who participate in competitive activities other than athletics is now law after it was signed by Governor Chris Christie.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho and Asm. Parker Space to award varsity letters to students who participate in non-athletic competitions is now law. (Wikimedia Commons)

“It’s appropriate that kids who take part in extracurricular activities other than sports get a chance to earn a varsity letter,” said Assemblyman Space. “A varsity letter is a source of pride earned through tireless effort, fierce determination and unwavering commitment. These students compete just as passionately as any athlete, and they should receive recognition.”

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Oroho & Space Oppose Resolution Seeking to Block Proposed Septic Density Changes for Highlands Region

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Say Proposed Rules Bring More Balance to Highlands Law

Senator Steven Oroho and Assemblyman Parker Space (both R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) strongly oppose a resolution approved by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee that seeks to block septic density changes for the Highlands Region proposed by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).

Sen. Steven Oroho and Asm. Parker Space opposed a resolution that would block septic density changes in the Highlands region. (Morris County Preservation Trust)

“The NJDEP has proposed reasonable revisions to septic density standards for the Highlands Region that would provide a measure of relief to residents who have been negatively impacted by the Highlands Act,” said Oroho. “This thoughtful proposal would stimulate much needed job creation and economic growth in the region in a manner consistent with the goals of the Highlands Act, while protecting clean water and carefully preserved open space.”

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Governor Signs Oroho/Space Resolution to Raise Awareness About Childhood Cancer

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A bipartisan resolution sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblyman Parker Space (both R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to promote education and awareness about childhood cancer is now law after it was signed by Governor Chris Christie.

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. 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.

“Nicholas and his family are an inspiration, and have done so much already to raise awareness to childhood cancers,” Senator Oroho said. “This special week of awareness will encourage school districts to participate in ‘going gold’ activities to help foster an understanding of childhood cancers among youth and build compassion for those battling the disease.”

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Oroho, Space Host DOT Commissioner on Tour of Local Projects

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Senator Steven Oroho and Assemblyman Parker Space (both-R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) hosted Commissioner Richard Hammer of the New Jersey Department of Transportation (DOT) as well as Deputy Commissioner Joseph Bertoni and other top department staff on a tour today to highlight several transportation projects in the 24th Legislative District.

Sen. Steve Oroho and Asm. Parker Space hosted NJDOT Commissioner Richard Hammer for a tour of local transportation infrastructure projects. (SenateNJ.com)

“We were pleased to have the Commissioner and key staff come up to the district to see firsthand some of the transportation projects that are reliant on state assistance,” said Oroho. “I am confident our district’s needs, as they relate to road and bridge maintenance and improvements, will see the critical investment from the state.”

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Oroho Welcomes Start of State Budget Hearings, Says Recently Enacted Tax Cuts Critical to State’s Economy

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Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris), a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, released the following statement as the committee began its first budget hearing of the year:

Sen. Steve Oroho released the following statement ahead of the first budget meeting of the year. (SenateNJ.com)

“Last year, in a bipartisan manner, we were able to enact significant, targeted tax cuts that will go a long way in attracting capital investment, addressing the outmigration of income and helping to grow jobs.

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Senate Republicans Propose School Funding Reforms to Improve Opportunities for Students, Provide Property Tax Relief for Families

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Proposals Eliminate Abuses, Establish More Equitable Funding for Overlooked Students in Underfunded Districts

In an effort to improve educational opportunities for New Jersey students and provide real property tax relief to overburdened families, New Jersey Senate Republicans released a series of school funding reform proposals as the starting point for discussions on the replacement of the state’s failed school funding system.

New Jersey Senate Republicans released a series of school funding reform proposals as the starting point for discussions on the replacement of the state’s failed school funding system. (©iStock)

“Senate Republicans want to fix the broken school funding formula that has failed too many students and devastated middle-class property taxpayers,” said Kean. “We’re ready to roll up our sleeves to negotiate a funding formula that works, and we’re prepared to come to the table with detailed solutions that we believe will improve educational opportunities statewide and make New Jersey more affordable.”

During his Budget Message last month, Governor Christie challenged the legislative leaders of both parties to join with him to work on a new funding formula to replace the School Funding Reform Act of 2008 (SFRA).

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Oroho & Space Honor Sussex County Recovery Coaches, Local Law Enforcement for Efforts to Combat Addiction Crisis

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Senator Steven Oroho and Assemblyman Parker Space (both R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) released the following statement in commemoration of the First Anniversary of the establishment of the Sussex County Community Law Enforcement Addiction Recovery Program (CLEAR).

Senator Oroho and Assemblyman Space were in attendance at a press conference marking the first anniversary of the establishment at Sussex County CLEAR. The event was held on March 29, 2017 at the Newton Municipal Building in Newton, New Jersey.

Sen. Steven Oroho marked the first anniversary of the establishment of the Sussex County CLEAR program at a press conference in March 29, 2017 in Newton. (SenateNJ.com)

“Sussex County has not been immune to the opioid epidemic tearing apart families across New Jersey,” said Senator Oroho, who is a member of the Advisory Board for the Center for Prevention and Counseling. “There were 36 overdose deaths in our area last year. Sussex County CLEAR has been instrumental in responding to this growing crisis. Its success has given our community an immeasurable amount of hope during this difficult time.

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Oroho Transportation Bill Aiding Property Taxpayers, Funding Critical Projects Now Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) designed to reduce the burden on property taxpayers and improve roads, bridges, and rail safety was signed today by Governor Chris Christie.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s legislation to reduce the burden on property taxpayers and improve roads, bridges and rail safety was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. (SenateNJ.com)

“With this legislation in place, we can now move forward on crucial transportation projects that are in need of attention without putting the burden on local property taxpayers,” Senator Oroho said. “The funding of our TTF is so important because a sound, well-maintained transportation infrastructure is key to our state’s economic vitality, it brings needed jobs and will continue to ensure the safety of the traveling public.”

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Oroho Transportation Bill to Aide Property Taxpayers, Improve Safety Passed by Assembly

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) designed to reduce the burden on property taxpayers and improve roads, bridges and rail safety is headed to the Governor’s desk after it received final legislative passage.

A transportation-related bill sponsored by Sen. Steven Oroho to provide substantive property tax relief was passed by the New Jersey General Assembly. (SenateNJ.com)

“We have critical transportation projects throughout the state, including many in my legislative district, that need attention now,” Senator Oroho said. “This funding bill can get many of these projects moving forward without burdening local property taxpayers.”

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