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Senator Steven Oroho

Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho/McHose/Chiusano: Latest Figures Continue to Show School Aid Formula Is Broken

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Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose and Assemblyman Gary Chiusano (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) said today’s release of state school aid numbers are a cause of great concern to them as school districts in Sussex, Warren and Morris Counties continue to be deprived of their fair share of education funding.

“This is exactly why we need a new funding formula that is balanced and accountable,” said Oroho. “Dozens of our local school districts are now among about 185 suburban and rural districts shortchanged from receiving basic aid, leaving them faced with potential increases in already too costly property taxes.”

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Oroho: Governor’s Budget Will Continue to Grow Our Economy

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Senator Steve Oroho (R-24), a member of both the Senate Budget and Appropriations and Economic Growth Committees, says New Jersey taxpayers are the beneficiaries under Governor Christie’s budget plan introduced today.

Click here to view video of Senator Oroho responding to Governor Christie’s budget address.

“This truly balanced budget provides property tax relief, decreases income taxes while making the state’s largest pension payment yet following up on our commitment as part of the landmark pension reform legislation enacted last year,” Oroho said. “Because of the responsible budgeting under this governor, we’ve stabilized expenses and helped create a sustained period of private-sector job growth these past two years in stark contrast to the jobs we hemorrhaged as a result of the policy decisions under the former administration.”

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Senator Anthony Bucco
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Oroho/Bucco Bill Providing Tax Breaks to Businesses Employing National Guardsmen and Reservists Advances

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Legislation authored by Senators Steven Oroho (R- Sussesx/Warren/Morris) and Anthony Bucco (R- Morris/Somerset) providing tax credits to businesses employing members of the New Jersey National Guard or reservists in the United States Armed Forces has been cleared by the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.

The bill, S-234, gives employers a credit against the New Jersey Gross Income Tax and/or Corporation Business Tax of 20% of an employee’s salary, not to exceed $2,000 per worker, when an employee is called to active duty.

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Today at the Statehouse Political Theater: Much Ado About Nothing

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A Story of Mass Hysteria Caused by a Budget Not Yet Introduced; Rated P for “Premature”

Republican members of the Senate Budget Committee today expressed bewilderment at the use of the committee’s time to hold a hearing on Governor Christie’s proposed income tax plan weeks ahead of the Governor’s Budget Message:

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Oroho Applauds Christie’s Priorities

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Tax Cuts, Job Creation, School Funding and Education Reform Needed

Senator Steve Oroho (R-24) issued the following statement in response to Governor Christie’s State of the State address:

“Since taking office two years ago, Governor Christie has worked with the Legislature to advance an agenda that works for New Jersey and its residents. As a result of the new fiscal and tax discipline that we have brought to Trenton, 60,000 new private sector jobs have been created in the Garden State since Governor Christie took office, and skyrocketing property taxes are finally being brought under control.

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Oroho: “Star-Ledger Illustrates the Point- Tax Rates Chase Revenue Away from NJ”

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“Don’t blame the executives… They are just responding rationally…choppering home every night [to Pennsylvania] means they can pay a flat tax of 3 percent to Pennsylvania, rather than roughly 9 percent to New Jersey.”  (Tom Moran, The Star-Ledger, 11/20/11)

“You are kidding yourself if you think you can be one of the highest-taxed states in the nation, have a reputation for being anti-business — and have a rosy economic future.”  Gov. Andrew Cuomo, DEMOCRAT- NY, 10/17/11)

Responding to a Sunday, November 20, 2011 editorial by Star-Ledger columnist Tom Moran, state Senator Steve Oroho (R- Sussex) said today that New Jersey’s reciprocal income tax agreement with the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania demonstrates that high state taxes encourage taxpayers and revenue to leave or stay away from New Jersey.

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Senator Oroho To Receive Public Service Award

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Senator Steve Oroho (R-24) was chosen by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association (NJBIA) to receive its “Paul L. Troast Public Service Award.” The NJBIA presents the Troast Award annually to a public servant who has made an outstanding contribution to the State of New Jersey and its business community.

“I am honored to be chosen to receive this award and am grateful to NJBIA for its commitment to the business community of New Jersey,” said Oroho. “Given these difficult economic times, we need to focus on creating private-sector jobs and economic growth opportunities. I look forward to working with NJBIA and other business groups on that goal and making New Jersey a more competitive state in which to do business and create jobs.”

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Oroho Bill Makes Business Action Center Permanent

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Resource Helps Businesses that Want to Locate, Grow or Expand in New Jersey

Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-24) that would make the New Jersey Business Action Center a permanent component of the Department of State was passed by the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today.

“The New Jersey Business Action Center is a concrete example of how the state can play a key role in helping grow, retain and attract businesses to New Jersey.” Oroho stated. “We need to make sure this worthwhile initiative stays in place and continues to serve as a resource for supporting businesses and creating jobs.”

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Oroho, McHose & Chiusano Recognized as “Taxpayer Champions”

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Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose and Assemblyman Gary Chiusano, R-24, announced today, they were recognized as “Taxpayer Champions” by the New Jersey Taxpayer Alliance.

“Standing up for taxpayers in New Jersey is job number one for Alison, Gary and me,” said Oroho, who serves on the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. “We are continuing our mission to make New Jersey more competitive to bring in new businesses and private sector jobs and it starts with making sure our tax policies are attractive.”

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Oroho Legislation Builds Upon NJ’s Commitment to Military Veterans

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Two bills sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-24) that strengthen New Jersey’s commitment to its military veterans passed the Senate today.

“Each and every day, members of our armed forces put their lives on the line and go months without seeing family and friends so that we can be safe at home, ” Oroho said. “We need to ensure those who have served our country, and those who support them, receive the benefits, care, and assistance they deserve.”

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