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Senator Steven Oroho

Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho: Budget Begins to Get State Spending Under Control

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Next Step: Tax Reform

Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex) issued the following statement today on the Fiscal Year 2011 State budget:

“This budget fundamentally changes the way the state maintains its finances and provides an opportunity for long-term economic growth, job creation and a more affordable New Jersey.

“During these tough economic times people understand there is just not enough money to do everything we want.

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Budget Committee Members: Library Funding Restored in FY 2011 Budget

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$4.3 Million Returned to 304 State Libraries

Five Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee announced today that $4.3 million in funding for public libraries has been restored in next year’s state budget:

“No one denies that this year’s state budget is the most challenging budget in living memory. Of the many necessary savings that were made this year, cutting libraries has been one of the most problematic and difficult,” the members stated.

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Oroho/Sweeney Efficiency Bill Passes Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and Senate President Sweeney that would create a commission on government efficiency and cost control passed the Senate today. The commission would be a public-private partnership staffed by volunteers. The bill is modeled on the federal governments “Grace Commission” created in 1982 by President Ronald Reagan. Three other states have established similar programs, South Carolina, California and Texas.

“It is vitally important that state government leave no stone unturned in the search for government waste,” Oroho stated. “This commission will be staffed by volunteers from the public and private sectors. Additionally, perhaps most importantly, this commission designed to root out government waste and inefficiencies will not use taxpayer funds to support its operations.”

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Oroho/Sweeney Government Efficiency Bill Clears Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and Senate President Sweeney that would create a commission on government efficiency and cost control passed the Senate State Government Committee unanimously. The commission would be a public-private partnership staffed by volunteers.

“It is vitally important that state government leave no stone unturned in the search for government waste,” Oroho stated. “This commission will be staffed by volunteers from the public and private sectors. Additionally, perhaps most importantly, this commission designed to root out government waste and inefficiencies will not use taxpayer funds to support its operations.”

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Senator Oroho Commends Creation of “Choose New Jersey” Program

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Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Morris, Hunterdon) commended Governor Christie on establishing “Choose New Jersey,” a new privately funded nonprofit corporation that has been created to bring businesses and jobs back to New Jersey.

“Over the past ten years New Jersey has established a reputation for being one of the most anti-business states in the country. Our penchant for raising taxes, increasing debt and enacting unnecessary regulations have forced many businesses to close down or leave the state and cost many people their jobs.

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NY Speaker Plans to Raise NY State Income Taxes

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Thanks to Governor Christie, NJ Will Be Attractive to NY Job Creators

Senator Steve Oroho, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding New York’s proposal to raise the income tax on high income earners. The proposal was put forth by the Speaker of New York’s lower house, Sheldon Silver, according to published reports.

“Thanks to Governor Chris Christie’s rejection of higher income taxes in New Jersey, the Garden State could become attractive to New Yorkers fleeing from a proposed 13 percent surcharge on income over $1 million. While we still obviously have a long way to go reducing taxes in New Jersey, Governor Christies’ refusal to raise taxes would give us a competitive edge over New York in at least one important category.

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Oroho, McHose & Chiusano Applaud Senate Budget Committee for Approving Transparency in Government Act

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Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose and Assemblyman Gary Chiusano, R-Sussex, Morris, Hunterdon, along with Senator Steve Oroho, today reiterated their support for the “Transparency in Government Act” and applaud the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee for approving the bill today.

“Now more than ever, New Jersey needs this law to shed light on how our tax dollars are being spent,” stated McHose, who is a long-time champion of the Transparency in Government Act. “With the federal stimulus package sending billions of dollars to the State and the Christie Administration exposing waste in independent authorities, the time for proper oversight by taxpayers and legislators is now.

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Oroho Signs On as Prime Sponsor of “Homebuyer Tax Credit Program”

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Credit Will Apply to New and Previously Occupied Homes

Senator Steve Oroho, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, announced today that he has signed on as a rare third co-prime sponsor of the Senate Bill 692, the “Homebuyer Tax Credit Program.”

“This is an important program that will jump start employment in the building trades immediately, ” Oroho stated. “Stimulating this hard hit sector of the economy is an investment that will generate more revenue in the form of income, sales and payroll taxes because people are working.

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Oroho: DEP Must Consider Economic Progress as a Partner to Environment Protection

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Senator Steve Oroho, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, commented today on the balance that must be struck between ensuring that our air, water and open spaces are protected and creating high paying quality jobs for the future.

“During my service on Governor Christie’s ‘Red Tape Review Commission’ we uncovered many examples of regulations that seemed designed to halt or at least delay necessary economic development projects. The core mission of the DEP is and should be ensuring that our environment is clean and protected.

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Oroho Urges Dems Not to Stifle Economic Recovery with Tax Increases

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Rutgers Economists Forecast Slow Economic Rebound

Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Morris, Hunterdon) called on the Democrat leadership of the Senate and Assembly to abandon plans for higher taxes in response to an economic forecast presented by Rutgers economists at a conference yesterday. At the conference, Nancy Mantell, director of the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service, stated, “New Jersey is starting to turn around, but job growth will be very slow.”

“Democrat leaders seem intent on pushing forward with tax increases on business that will stop the emerging recovery dead in its tracks, ” said Oroho. “Governor Corzine and Democrats were wise to at least sunset the destructive tax surcharges they established last year. Reestablishing them now will stifle a recovery that has just begun.”

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