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 Fights to Make Job-Creating NJ Business Action Center a Permanent Resource

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New bill would protect the New Jersey Business Action Center from being terminated under a new Governor’s administration

Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Morris, Warren) introduced legislation that makes the New Jersey Business Action Center a permanent component of the Department of State.

Senator Steven Oroho’s billl would protect the job-creating NJ Business Action Center from being terminated under a new administration. (©iStock)

“The Business Action Center has played an important role in the progress we have made in transforming New Jersey into a more business-friendly state,” said Senator Oroho. “It makes sense to permanently establish it so private industry know they have a predictable, ready resource in government to go to for assistance.”

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Senator Anthony Bucco
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Bucco/Oroho Bill Mandating Child Abuse Background Checks for All School Employees Advances

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Public school teachers, bus drivers and camp counselors would be subject a Child Abuse Record Information check under a bill sponsored by Senators Anthony Bucco and Steven Oroho. Currently, these employees and job candidates only undergo a criminal background check, which unlike a CARI check, does not show substantiated claims of child abuse. The bill was unanimously approved by the Senate Education Committee.

Public school teachers, bus drivers and camp counselors would be subject a Child Abuse Record Information check under a bill sponsored by Senators Anthony Bucco and Steven Oroho. (Flickr)

“How many teachers, camp counselors, bus drivers and school employees are child abusers? Under current New Jersey law, we simply do not know,” Senator Bucco (R-Morris) said. “What we do know is that child abusers are falling through the cracks in the system and putting innocent children at risk. Ensuring all current and potential employees have a clean CARI record can end this pervasive threat to our children’s health and welfare.”

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Oroho: Tax Reform Needed to Grow Economy, Ensure State’s Ability to Meet Obligations

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Senator Steven Oroho, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, reiterated the need for the enactment of significant tax reform to help stimulate the New Jersey economy and ensure the future ability of the State to meet its obligations.

Sen. Steven Oroho said that New Jersey must advance tax reform efforts to retain and attract capital which will strengthen the State’s ability to meet our financial needs. (©iStock)

“New Jersey is trending in a dangerous direction, with the outmigration of residents, income and wealth accelerating in recent years to lower-tax states,” said Oroho. “We all share the goal of strengthening the New Jersey economy, but we must push forward with tax reform efforts if we hope to retain and attract capital which will strengthen our ability to meet our financial needs.”

Oroho noted that certain naysayers always claim the sky will fall if tax cuts are enacted, pointing to opposition to business tax cuts in recent years.

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Oroho: State Revenue Shortfall Highlights Need for Tax Reform

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Senator Steven Oroho, a member of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee, said that a projected state revenue shortfall announced by the Office of Legislative Services today highlights the need to advance tax reform efforts:

Sen. Steven Oroho said that a projected state revenue shortfall announced by the Office of Legislative Services highlights the need to advance tax reform efforts. (SenateNJ.com)

“While some will say that a revenue shortfall means we can’t afford tax reform, including the elimination of the estate tax, I believe it shows that we can’t afford to wait,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “The volatility in income tax revenues that is driving the shortfall is directly attributable to the accelerating outmigration of residents, income and wealth to lower tax states.”

Oroho noted that Internal Revenue Service (IRS) data shows the average annual outflow of adjusted gross income (AGI) from New Jersey quickened from $1 billion per year from 1995-2004 to an average of $1.9 billion from 2004-2014, an 87.5% increase.

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Oroho Editorial: Kill the Estate Tax

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The following editorial by Senator Steven Oroho on the need to phase out the state’s estate tax to protect all New Jersey residents was published in The Record on April 24, 2016:

Sen. Steven Oroho says his effort to phase out the state’s estate tax isn’t about protecting the wealthy, but about protecting all of New Jersey. (SenateNJ.com)

New Jersey residents shoulder the third-greatest state and local tax burden in the nation, according to the Tax Foundation.

We have the highest property and business taxes, and sales and income taxes that are among the highest. The Garden State is also one of just two states to impose both an estate tax and an inheritance tax on its residents, commonly referred to as “death taxes.”

Not surprisingly, studies continually show New Jersey leading the nation in the outmigration of residents to other states – usually those with no income taxes or lower rates, smaller property tax bills and better tax structures for estate planning purposes.

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Bucco & Oroho Introduce Bill to Index Income Tax Brackets

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Senators Anthony Bucco (R-Morris, Somerset) and Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Morris, Warren) introduced legislation that will bring more fairness to New Jersey’s income tax by adjusting its tax brackets for inflation every year.

Sen. Anthony Bucco and Sen. Steven Oroho introduced legislation that will protect taxpayers from inflation changing their tax rates. (SenateNJ.com)

“This is a common-sense way to protect taxpayers from unfairly being placed into a higher tax bracket,” Senator Bucco said. “People end up paying more in taxes and aren’t able to spend as much as they used to on everyday goods and services.”

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Oroho: UI Fund Success Result of Fiscal Discipline, Good Management

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Senator Steven Oroho, a member of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee, responded to Governor Christie’s announcement that the state’s once indebted Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund now contains a positive balance of $1 billion.

Sen. Steven Oroho said that the state UI Fund’s positive balance of $1 billion is a result of good management and fiscal discipline. (Flickr)

“To go from a $2.1 billion deficit to a $1 billion balance in a few short years is a testament to the efforts of the Legislature and the Christie Administration to impose the fiscal discipline needed to restore New Jersey’s Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund to solvency,” said Oroho.

Oroho served on a bipartisan Unemployment Insurance Task Force which issued a final report on how to address the state’s UI fund deficit in January of 2012.

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Oroho: State’s Improving Revenue Forecasts Provides Opportunity for Tax Reform

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Senator Steven Oroho, a member of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee, said that continued improvement in New Jersey’s economy provides the opportunity to further advance tax reforms to reduce the tax burden on state residents and businesses.

Sen. Steven Oroho said that continued improvement in New Jersey’s economy provides the opportunity to enact tax reforms. (SenateNJ.com)

“We heard today that state tax collections are growing as New Jersey’s economy continues to improve,” said Oroho. “This increased financial flexibility provides us the opportunity to enact additional, meaningful tax reforms to make New Jersey a more affordable place to live and operate a business.”

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Kean & Oroho Tour Project Self-Sufficiency in Sussex to Highlight Charitable Giving Legislation

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean and Senator Steven Oroho toured Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County on to promote new legislation that would support charitable giving to New Jersey’s non-profit and charitable organizations.

Sen. Tom Kean and Sen. Steven Oroho toured Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County on March 21, 2016. Click for full-size image. (SenateNJ.com)

Since 1986, Project Self-Sufficiency has helped thousands of families in northwestern New Jersey to break the generational cycle of poverty, by addressing education, employment, parenting skills, legal problems, counseling and the many other interlocking issues experienced by families in need. The organization serves single parents, teen parents, displaced homemakers, adults, children, senior citizens and two-parent households.

“Project Self-Sufficiency is the perfect example of a community-based charitable organization that would benefit from our legislation encouraging charitable giving,” said Kean (R-Union, Somerset, Morris). “With increased fundraising, Project Self-Sufficiency could expand their already impressive efforts to improve the lives of struggling families in the region. Our legislation will make donating more affordable for those who wish to support their charitable efforts.”

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MEDIA ADVISORY (3/21): Kean & Oroho to Tour Project Self-Sufficiency, Promote New Legislation to Strengthen NJ Charities

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean and Senator Steven Oroho are touring Project Self-Sufficiency on Monday, March 21 to highlight the organization’s comprehensive efforts to assist low-income individuals and families, as well as to promote new legislation that would increase resources for New Jersey charities.

Who: Senators Tom Kean and Steven Oroho, hosted by Deborah Berry-Toon, Executive Director, Project Self-Sufficiency

What: Touring Project Self-Sufficiency, highlighting legislation to help New Jersey’s non-profits and charities

When: Monday, March 21, 2016, at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Project Self-Sufficiency, 127 Mill Street, Newton, NJ 07860

Event Contacts: Emily Everson – (609) 847-3600

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