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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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Space Varsity Letter Bill, Co-Sponsored by Oroho, Heads to Governor’s Desk

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Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space Senator Steve Oroho (both R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to extend opportunities to earn varsity letters to high school students that participate in competitive activities other than athletics is headed to the Governor’s desk after it was passed by the New Jersey General Assembly.

Legislation sponsored by Assemblyman Parker Space and co-sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho to expand opportunities for students to earn varsity letters was passed by the New Jersey General Assembly. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Extracurricular activities are an integral part of education,” said Space (R—Sussex, Warren, Morris). “The benefits of competing with schoolmates against peers from other schools – on the playing field or in the auditorium – cannot be overstated. A varsity letter is a source of pride earned through tireless effort, fierce determination and unwavering commitment. By opening the opportunity for a letter to more students, schools are strengthened and student outcomes are enhanced.”

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Passed: Oroho Bill Creating Opportunities for Hard Cider, Mead Producers

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to expand opportunities for new hard cider and mead producers by creating a new license under the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control was passed by the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho to create opportunities for new cideries and meaderies was passed by the New Jersey Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

“Craft beverage aficionados always have an eye out for the best local products,” Senator Oroho said. “New Jersey is already home to dozens of breweries and wineries, and this measure could give consumers even more to choose from while providing a huge boost to the state’s economy at the same time.”

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Senate Passes Oroho’s Transportation Bills Aiding Property Taxpayers & Improving Safety

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The New Jersey Senate has approved a pair of transportation-related bills sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) that are designed to reduced the burden on property taxpayers and improve road, bridge and rail safety.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s transportation bills would reduce the burden on property taxpayers and improve road, bridge and rail safety. (SenateNJ.com)

The first bill, S-3076, appropriates $400 million from the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), including $260 million for immediate road and bridge repairs across the state and $140 million for technology and safety improvements at New Jersey Transit.

“We’re now able to shift much more of the burden of paying for local transportation improvements from property taxpayers to the State,” said Oroho. “That’s the direct result of our successful efforts last year that coupled targeted tax cuts with a plan to take the TTF out of bankruptcy. Local officials can now undertake critical road and bridge repair projects without burdening property taxpayers with the full cost.”

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Passed: Oroho Bill to Help Fight Hunger

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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 passed by the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho to help fight hunger was passed by the New Jersey Senate. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Every year, tons of food coming from New Jersey’s farms is discarded because it’s ugly or not worth it for farmers to bring it to market,” Senator Oroho said. “That food could be going to the countless number of families that are sadly struggling with food insecurity.”

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Oroho’s Transportation Bills Providing Substantive Property Tax Relief Passed by Senate Budget Committee

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A pair of transportation-related bills sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) that would substantively reduce the burden on property taxpayers has been approved by the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee.

Transportation-related bills sponsored by Sen. Steven Oroho would provide substantive property tax relief. (SenateNJ.com)

The first bill, S-3076, appropriates $400 million from the Transportation Trust Fund (TTF) to pay for immediate road and bridge repair projects across the state in all 21 counties.

“The tax reform plan that we approved last year has made it possible for the state to pay for many critical transportation projects in communities across New Jersey,” said Oroho. “Our new legislation builds on that effort by having the state augment its share of funding for local road and bridge repairs that would otherwise have been borne by residents through increased property taxes.”

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Oroho Welcomes Start of State Budget Process

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Looking to Continue Tax Cuts and Tackle Property Taxes

Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris), a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, welcomed the governor’s budget address today and pledged to work with his legislative colleagues to enact an appropriations bill that takes into consideration the plight of taxpayers, and that expands on efforts to attract investment and create jobs.

Sen. Steven Oroho welcomed the governor’s budget address and pledged to work with his legislative colleagues to enact an appropriations bill that takes into consideration the plight of taxpayers, and that expands on efforts to attract investment and create jobs. (SenateNJ.com)

“Through eight budgets I have worked with this governor and the legislative leaders of both parties to bring in targeted tax cuts that have improved our state’s competitive economic position,” said Oroho. “We have a lot more work yet to do, but I will continue the hard work and painstaking negotiations to make our state fully attractive to capital investment and job creation.”

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