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. 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)

     

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Oroho & Space: Supreme Court Ruling on Affordable Housing Will Cost Property Taxpayers

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Senator Steven Oroho and Assemblyman Parker Space (both R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) said that today’s ruling by the New Jersey Supreme Court addressing how municipalities must account for so-called “gap period” affordable housing requirements is further legislating from the bench that will cost property taxpayers dearly if towns are mandated to comply.

Sen. Steven Oroho and Asm. Parker Space said the N.J. Supreme Court’s affordable housing ruling is legislating from the bench that will cost property taxpayers. (©iStock)

“Towns will be forced to conduct expensive new studies and analyses as a result of today’s ruling, and likely will end up in litigation once again,” said Oroho. “Property taxpayers will continue to pay the price for an activist Court’s repeated attempts to effectuate a flawed social policy.”

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Oroho to Serve on Special Committee on School Funding

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Says School Funding Reform Critical to Addressing Property Tax Crisis

Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) has been appointed to serve on a select committee created by the New Jersey Senate to examine the state’s broken school funding system that is a major component of New Jersey’s property tax crisis.

Sen. Steven Oroho said that reforming our state’s broken school funding system is critical to addressing New Jersey’s property tax crisis. (SenateNJ.com)

“There’s little dispute that our state’s unfair distribution of state school aid has led to New Jersey having the highest property taxes in the nation,” said Oroho. “Rural regions like ours often end up paying the price for huge disparities in aid that leave us subsidizing others and paying more in local property taxes. I’m glad to have the opportunity to serve on the committee to fight for a fair school funding formula.”

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Varsity Letter Bill Co-Sponsored by Oroho Passed by Senate Committee

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Legislation co-sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to extend opportunities to earn varsity letters to high school students that participate in competitive activities other than athletics was advanced by the Senate Education Committee.

Legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho to expand opportunities for students to earn varsity letters was passed by a senate committee. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Students who are part of science or music clubs take so much pride in competing for their school,” Senator Oroho said. “It’s time that our high schools recognize these hard-working kids and their important contributions to school spirit.”

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Oroho Bill to Speed Up CDL License Process One Step Closer to Becoming Law

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Bill establishes a pilot program that will allow three third-party vendors to administer the test required to obtain a commercial driver license.

Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to speed up the process of getting a commercial driver license by using private third-party vendors to administer the test is one step closer to becoming law after it was passed by the New Jersey General Assembly.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s legislation reduces wait times for CDL tests by establishing a pilot program to allow third-party vendors to administer the test. (Flickr)

“Companies are always looking to hire new drivers, but because we have trouble keeping up with that demand because of the long wait to get a CDL,” Senator Oroho said. “When you factor in things like the need for school bus drivers, there are a decent amount of jobs waiting to be had. We just need speed up the process of getting a CDL so we can train enough people to fill those positions.”

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Assembly Passes Oroho Bill to Amend Price-Gouging Protections to Safeguard Consumers, Support Businesses

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Legislation would put price-gouging protections in place for 30 days after a declaration of state of emergency, unless extended by the governor

Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho to protect consumers from price gouging during a natural disaster and support small businesses following a state of emergency declaration is one step closer to becoming law after it was passed by the New Jersey General Assembly.

People waiting in long lines for gasoline on November 2, 2012, following Superstorm Sandy. (Wikimedia)

“The protections we put in place will deter businesses from taking advantage of consumers during a natural disaster by spiking prices for necessities, such as gasoline and groceries,” Senator Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) said. “This bill will ensure business won’t be put at a disadvantage because of the inflexibility of the current protocol, and still protect consumers from price gouging tactics that threaten their welfare and safety.”

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Passed: Oroho Bill to Encourage Military Base, Local Government Shared Services

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R- Sussex, Warren, Morris) to encourage cost-saving shared services agreements between New Jersey’s military installations and neighboring governments was passed by the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Oroho’s bill will allow military bases to enter into shared services agreements with neighboring towns. (Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst)

“Forging a strong bond between municipalities and adjacent military bases is so important,” Senator Oroho said. “With this measure, these entities can save a lot of money by working together on things like redevelopment, brownfield remediation and infrastructure expansion.”

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Oroho Bill Strengthening Public Pension Systems Signed Into Law

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Senator Steven Oroho’s legislation to strengthen New Jersey’s public employee pension systems was signed into law by Governor Chris Christie.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s legislation to require the state to make quarterly pension payments was signed into law by Gov. Chris Christie. (Pixabay)

The measure, S-2810, requires the State to pay its annual pension contribution on a quarterly basis.

“We worked on a bipartisan basis to enact this legislation that will help shore up our underfunded pension systems without asking more from taxpayers,” said Oroho. “This legislation provides the opportunity to earn an additional $100 to $200 million per year by getting portions of our pension contribution invested in the markets sooner.”

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Advanced: Oroho Bill to Encourage Military Base, Local Government Shared Services

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R- Sussex, Warren, Morris) to encourage cost-saving shared services agreements between New Jersey’s military installations and neighboring governments was advanced by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

Sen. Oroho’s bill to encourage shared services agreements between local governments and military bases was advanced by Senate panel. (Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst)

“Forging a strong bond between municipalities and adjacent military bases is so important,” Senator Oroho said. “With this measure, these entities can save a lot of money by working together on things like redevelopment, brownfield remediation and infrastructure expansion.”

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Oroho Bill to Fight Hunger Passes Senate Panel

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to fight hunger by providing a tax credit to farmers that donate produce to food banks was advanced by the Senate Economic Growth Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho to help fight hunger was advanced by a Senate committee. (Wikimedia Commons)

“After a harvest, commercial farmers regularly end up with a surplus of crops that have some kind of cosmetic defect that makes it unmarketable but are still perfectly good to eat,” Senator Oroho said. “We want to encourage these farmers to donate these extra crops to people in need, rather than just let them go to waste.”

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Oroho Resolution to Raise Awareness About Childhood Cancer Passes Assembly Committee

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A bipartisan resolution sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to promote education and awareness about childhood cancer is one step closer to final passage after it was advanced by the Assembly Health Committee.

The Da Silva family. (Patricia Da Silva)

The resolution was inspired by Nicholas Da Silva, 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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