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. Tom Kean and Sen. Steven Oroho toured Project Self-Sufficiency of Sussex County on March 21, 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)

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Oroho/Sarlo Bill to Examine New York’s Unjust Taxation of New Jerseyans Advances

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Legislation Requires State Treasurer to Report on New York’s Continued Taxation of Former Commuters from New Jersey

The Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee has advanced legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Budget Officer Steven Oroho and Senate Budget Chairman Paul Sarlo that would begin to address concerns that New York is unfairly taxing former New Jersey commuters who have been working from home in the Garden State during the pandemic.

Legislation by Sen. Steve Oroho and Sen. Paul Sarlo that would begin to address concerns that New York is unfairly taxing former New Jersey commuters who are now working remotely has advanced. (Pixabay)

“If New York were prevented from taxing New Jersey residents who no longer go to work across the Hudson, we could generate hundreds of millions – perhaps billions – of tax dollars for New Jersey, all while lowering the income tax bills of former commuters substantially,” said Senator Oroho. “It’s imperative that we understand the scale of this unfair taxation of our workers, which will be the first step in pursuing tax fairness with New York.”

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Oroho, Wirths & Space: Without Increased Indoor Dining Limits, Onset of Cold Weather Could Freeze Restaurants Out of Business

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Call for Governor to Expand Seating Capacity for Struggling Eateries

The nights are getting longer, temperatures are falling, and the allure of outside dining is waning. For restaurants struggling to stay afloat, especially in the north-west corner of the state, the 24th District legislators said the changing season is a very real threat to survival.

With cooler weather making outdoor dining impractical, Senator Oroho and Assemblymen Wirths and Space today renewed calls on the Governor to increase the capacity for indoor dining. (FB/Morristown Partnership)

“It’s the cold reality. If the Governor fails to increase the capacity limit for indoor dining now, we will witness an inevitable catastrophe of business failures,” said Senator Steven Oroho. “The weather has changed and only the most hardened diners are willing to sit out in the cold for a bite to eat. Restaurants and taverns cannot possibly generate enough revenue at 25 percent occupancy to pay expenses and keep the doors open for business.”

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Oroho Urges Murphy to Dedicate More CARES Act Funds to Support Small Businesses

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Warns that Using CARES Act Funds to Pay for Existing State Employees Could Be Problematic & Require Return of Money to Federal Government

Senate Republican Budget Officer Steven Oroho (R-24) sent a letter today to Governor Phil Murphy warning that the administration’s plans to use $450 million of CARES Act funds to pay for existing State employees could be problematic.

Sen. Steven Oroho warned Gov. Phil Murphy that plans to use $450 million of CARES Act funds to pay for existing State employees could be problematic, and urged those funds to be reallocated to boost underfunded grant programs that support small businesses and nonprofits. (©iStock)

He urged those funds to be reallocated to support struggling small businesses and nonprofits that are engines of the Garden State economy and provide critical social services to local communities.

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Senator Joe Pennacchio
Senator Kristin Corrado
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Pennacchio, Corrado & Oroho Welcome New Leadership at New Jersey’s Veterans’ Homes

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Call for More Accountability and Transparency in Wake of Tragic COVID Outbreaks

After news of a leadership shake-up at the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Senator Joe Pennacchio, Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Steve Oroho called the changes “necessary and long over-due.”

After news of a leadership shake-up at the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Senator Pennacchio, Senator Corrado and Senator Oroho called the changes ‘necessary and long over-due.’ (SenateNJ.com)

“While I am pleased this is an attempt to address some of the administration’s failures, there still is much work to be done after the disastrous COVID toll in all of our nursing homes,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “An independent legislative review, a Senate Select Committee with subpoena powers, is still necessary to determine how more than 7,100 people died in nursing homes across the state to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”

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Greenstein, Oroho, Karabinchak, DeCroce Push Bipartisan ‘Made in NJ’ Manufacturing Bill for PPE Needed in Pandemic

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In an effort to better equip New Jersey for any future public health crises, members of the Legislature have introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize New Jersey manufacturers to convert their productions to focus on creating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which many were unable to do during the pandemic without federal approval.

To better equip New Jersey for any future public health crises, Senator Oroho and members of the Legislature have introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize New Jersey manufacturers to convert their productions to focus on creating Personal Protective Equipment. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill, S-2991/A-4811, would create a state-level certification program to allow manufacturers in the state to produce PPE. The measure would help to strengthen our stockpiles, which faced severe shortages of masks, gloves, gowns, and other personal protective equipment at the height of the pandemic.

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Committee Advances Oroho Bill Bridging Communication Gap Between Deaf Motorists and Law Enforcement Officers

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Legislation Requires Addition of Symbol on Deaf Registrants Paperwork

When a deaf motorist is pulled over by police for a traffic violation, the hearing impediment and inability to converse with the officer can result in an interaction that is unpredictable and potentially dangerous.

Senator Oroho’s bill to improve communications between police officers and deaf motorists advanced at the State House today. (Flickr)

Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and approved by the Senate Transportation Committee today addresses the issue by requiring a notation on the vehicle’s registration certificate indicating the driver hearing impairment.

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District 24

Oroho, Space & Wirths: End of Bear Hunt Will Lead to Overpopulation and Public Safety Concerns

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Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths (all R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) criticized Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement to stop all bear hunts in New Jersey in 2021, stating that it is a reckless play that increases the likelihood of hazardous human encounters with the animals.

Oroho, Space & Wirths criticized Gov. Murphy’s announcement to stop all bear hunts, stating that it is a reckless play that increases the likelihood of human encounters with the animals. (YouTube.com)

“Throughout this pandemic, Governor Murphy has preached about following the science, yet in this instance he is blindly obeying his version of political science while potentially jeopardizing the public safety of New Jerseyans,” said Oroho. “A Rutgers student was mauled to death by a black bear and an elderly man was recently attacked in his garage, leaving him with more than 30 stitches.

“We don’t want to go back to not managing the bear population properly,” added Oroho, a Co-Chairman of the NJ Angling, Hunting and Conservation Caucus. “My wife recently saw nine different bears on the same road less than a mile from my house between Franklin and Sparta. However, it is ironic that when a bear is sighted in urban settings, schools get locked down and multiple police departments respond to tranquilize the bear before relocating it. If safety isn’t an issue what’s the reason for concern?”

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Gov. Signs Oroho Resolution Bolstering Growing Manufacturing Sector in NJ

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Governor Murphy today signed Senator Steve Oroho’s resolution establishing an annual Manufacturing Week in New Jersey.

Senator Oroho’s bill creating an annual Manufacturing Week in New Jersey and heralding a renewed commitment to this vital sector of the state economy was signed by the Governor today. (SenateNJ.com)

“New Jersey has one of the most educated and skilled workforces in the nation, and our key geographic location provides manufacturers with the infrastructure for ready, wide-scale distribution of products and services,” said Oroho, the co-chair of the bipartisan Legislative Manufacturing Caucus.

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Senator Kristin Corrado
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Corrado/Oroho: Corruption Watchdog Confirms State Agency Is Patronage Pit Under Murphy

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Senator Kristin M. Corrado and Senator Steven Oroho blasted the Murphy Administration for deliberately and deceitfully turning the School Development Authority (SDA) into an unabashed patronage pit.

A report published by the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation confirmed that top officials in Gov. Murphy’s inner circle were well aware of the patronage hiring spree by disgraced former SDA chief Lizette Delgado-Polanco.

Sens. Kristin Corrado and Steven Oroho blasted the Murphy Administration for deliberately and deceitfully turning the School Development Authority into a patronage pit. (SenateNJ.com)

“This investigation confirms what we have known for two years – the Murphy administration encouraged, approved, and then vehemently denied blatant nepotism and cronyism,” said Corrado (R-40). “Firing highly qualified government employees and hiring family and friends who lack sufficient skills is the epitome of abuse of power and personal greed. The Murphy administration must be held fully accountable for their aversion to the truth.”

“The truth that has finally come to light through the SCI report confirms our worst suspicions of improper and unethical wrongdoings,” said Oroho (R-24). “The hiring practices of the Murphy Administration must be further investigated to put an end to nepotism and political patronage and to help restore the public’s faith in state government.”

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Oroho, Wirths & Space Bill Shielding Homeowners from Unwarranted Association Fees Becomes Law

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space (R-24) to protect homeowners from unexpected association assessments and charges was signed by Governor Murphy today.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Oroho and Assemblymen Wirths and Space (R-24) to protect homeowners from unexpected association assessments and charges was signed by Governor Murphy today. (SenateNJ.com)

The new law (S908/A2480) clarifies the 2017 Radburn Law that defined homeowner association members as owners of units within a planned real estate development and bans homeowner associations or clubs from compelling non-members to pay fees if they were not entitled to such payments prior to July 13, 2017.

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