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)

District 24

Murphy Proposed Budget Hammers Local School Districts Yet Again

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District 24 Lawmakers Decry Cuts, Warn of Big Property Tax Increases

Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space and Assemblyman Hal Wirths today condemned Governor Murphy’s proposed budget for strangling school districts in the 24th District with inadequate education funding even while proposing record high spending in his overall budget.

Sen. Steve Oroho, Asm. Parker Space and Asm. Hal Wirths condemned Gov. Murphy’s proposed budget for reducing state aid to schools in their district by almost $7 million. (Pixabay)

“Even this year, with the most bloated state budget in our state’s history, the Governor’s funding plan still gives our local school districts short shrift,” said Senator Oroho. “Our schools once again will be crippled by deficient state aid, and property taxpayers in our district will be burdened with higher rates to fill the void. In his budget address on Tuesday, the Governor patted himself on the back for increasing investment in public schools by $700 million, but it is clear the Administration had little regard for sharing that money with many suburban and rural school districts that have consistently been hard hit in each State budget since Murphy took office.”

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Oroho: Murphy’s Election-Year Budget About Protecting One Job, His Own

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As Predicted, Governor Builds Massive Multi-Billion Dollar Budget Surplus to Go on Spending Spree While He Campaigns for Reelection

Senator Steven Oroho (R-24), the Senate Republican Budget Officer, said the State budget plan for FY 2022 outlined by Governor Phil Murphy today is focused solely on boosting the governor’s reelection campaign:

Sen. Steven Oroho said Gov. Phil Murphy’s FY 2022 State budget plan is solely about boosting the governor’s reelection campaign. (Pixabay)

“Let’s be perfectly clear. Governor Murphy’s election-year budget is about protecting one job, his own.

“Senate Republicans have been warning since last June and July that the Murphy Administration was peddling a false doom-and-gloom financial picture despite clear evidence that New Jersey’s finances had rebounded quickly as lockdowns eased.

“Instead of heeding our calls last spring and summer to fund urgently needed relief programs, the governor chose to sit on a growing pile of cash while one-third of New Jersey’s small businesses closed and nonprofits and families struggled.

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Senate Clears Oroho Bill to Bring Jobs to Rural Communities

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Rural businesses across the state would get a boost under legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and approved today by the Senate.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s bill would require the New Jersey Economic Development Authority to establish the Rural Business Development Program to help employers in small communities. (©iStock)

Oroho’s bill, S-2771, requires the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) to establish the Rural Business Development Program to help enterprises in small communities survive the pressures of the pandemic and into the future.

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Oroho Bill to Cut Red Tape with Government Efficiency Commission Advances to Governor’s Desk

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Measure Would Prompt Review of all Proposed and Adopted Rules and Regulations

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and Senator Paul Sarlo that would establish the Government Efficiency and Regulatory Review Commission was cleared by the Senate and now moves to the Governor’s desk for consideration.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho that would cut red tape, improve government efficiency and reduce damaging regulations in the state now moves to the Governor’s desk for consideration. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill, A-4810/S-441, would improve government efficiency and reduce damaging regulations in the state.

“With the commission’s help, we can ease the impact of restrictive government regulation in the state, something that is desperately needed and long overdue,” said Oroho (R-24). “The overwhelming glut of onerous laws and rules are responsible for our State’s reputation as unfriendly to business. By targeting and eliminating the most damaging examples of counter-productive bureaucratic overreach, we can rebuild our competitive edge and restore New Jersey’s position as an economic powerhouse.”

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Senate Advances Oroho Measure Establishing Online Permit Processing Review System

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Bill Advances to Governor’s Desk for Consideration

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho that would modernize the complex construction permitting and inspection process was approved by the Senate today and moves to the Governor’s desk.

The complex construction permitting and inspection process would be modernized under legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho. (SenateNJ.com)

Oroho’s bill, A-1145/S-1739, establishes the Electronic Permit Processing Review System, a digital solution that would be available around the clock to accept requests and provide details about projects.

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Oroho Praises Introduction of Bipartisan Bill to Help Small Businesses & Nonprofits

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Calls for General Assembly & Gov. Murphy to Support New Legislation

Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) praised the introduction of bipartisan legislation today that would provide the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) with $300 million to fund emergency grants and loans for small businesses and nonprofit organizations impacted by COVID-19.

Sen. Steven Oroho praised the introduction of bipartisan legislation providing the NJEDA with $300 million to fund emergency grants and loans for small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19. (Pixabay)

“The small businesses that line our Main Streets and the nonprofits that serve our communities are struggling to survive, which is why Senate Republicans have been fighting for a substantial expansion of assistance programs for months,” said Oroho, the Senate Republican Budget Officer. “With State revenues almost certain to beat expectations this year and the likelihood New Jersey will receive billions more in the next federal relief package, there’s no legitimate argument that we can’t afford this legislation.”

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Oroho, Space & Wirths: Bill Signing Gives Hope to Struggling Food & Drink Establishments

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Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space and Assemblyman Hal Wirths welcomed a new law expanding opportunities for restaurants, bars, distilleries, and breweries to provide outdoor dining to customers.

Sen. Steve Oroho, Asm. Parker Space and Asm. Hal Wirths welcomed a new law expanding opportunities for restaurants, bars, distilleries, and breweries that have been hard-hit by the pandemic. (FB/Morristown Partnership)

“This is finally a little bit of good news for businesses that have endured almost a full year of misery from the threat of the coronavirus and the oppressive lockdowns and restrictions intended to prevent its spread,” said Oroho. “In their struggle to survive, many of these small employers made significant investments to serve customers outdoors, and this new law will allow them to recover the money they spent and generate additional revenue. Once again, they will be able to use the outdoor heaters, tents, lights and other equipment they had to remove months ago. It is a step in the right direction.”

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Senate Advances Oroho-Smith Bill to Provide Relief to Businesses that Fortified Buildings Against COVID-19

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In an effort to provide relief to businesses that made structural improvements to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Senate today advanced legislation, sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and Senator Bob Smith, which would establish a gross income tax credit for certain improvements made on nonresidential buildings during the tax years of 2020, 2021 and 2022.

To provide relief to businesses that made structural improvements to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Senate advanced legislation, sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho and Sen. Bob Smith, which would establish a gross income tax credit for certain improvements made on nonresidential buildings. (Pixabay)

“Owners are not likely to commit to these beneficial projects without some encouragement,” said Senator Oroho (R-Morris/Sussex/Warren). “The temporary credits in this bill will make it more appealing to do the right thing to keep people safe during the pandemic.”

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Senate-Approved Oroho/Singleton Bill Could Bring High Speed Internet to Rural and Low-Income Communities

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Bipartisan legislation approved today by the Senate would help pave the way for high-speed broadband internet access to forgotten areas across the state.

Sen. Steve Oroho and Sen. Troy Singleton sponsor bipartisan legislation that would provide help to communities across the state that lack access to high speed internet. (Pixabay)

Senator Steve Oroho and Senator Troy Singleton sponsor the bill, S-2864, which would establish the Broadband Access Study Commission to evaluate the feasibility of establishing community networks to deliver state-of-the-art internet speeds to the public.

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Senate Advances Oroho/Greenstein Bill Requiring Notation on Automobile Registration Indicating Driver’s Hearing Impairment Advances

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The Legislation Will Increase Safety for Deaf Drivers and Police Officers

The Senate today approved legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and Senator Linda Greenstein that would add a notation on vehicle registration certificate indicating the registrant is deaf.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho would require a notation on a vehicle’s registration certificate indicating the registrant is deaf to help eliminate confusion and tension during an interaction with the police. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill, (S-1740), would help eliminate possible confusion and tension when a deaf motorist is pulled over by police for a traffic violation.

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