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

Oroho, Space & Wirths Call On Governor to Open Legal Firearms Businesses

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Constitutional rights do not vanish at the whims of bureaucrats

After Pennsylvania and multiple other states have allowed federally licensed firearms stores to remain open as essential businesses, Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths are calling upon Governor Murphy to do the same.

After PA and multiple other states have allowed federally licensed firearms stores to remain open as essential businesses, Sen. Steve Oroho and Asm. Parker Space and Hal Wirths are calling upon Gov. Murphy to do the same. (SenateNJ.com)

“Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Illinois are allowing gun stores to remain open,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “It is imperative that the New Jersey State Police be allowed to conduct NICS checks and other background checks so our law-abiding residents can choose to acquire tools to protect themselves and their loved ones.”

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Oroho on COVID-19: Together, We Will Conquer this Crisis

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Legislature Advances Multi-Faceted Approach to Help Garden State Families

Senator Steve Oroho released the following statement after the New Jersey Senate passed a variety of bills aimed at helping families and businesses respond to COVID-19.

Sen. Steve Oroho released the following statement after the Senate passed a variety of bills aimed at helping families and businesses respond to COVID-19. (CDC)

“The legislature is taking critical and pragmatic action to help ensure the health and safety of New Jersey residents, and aid our economy,” said Oroho (R-24). “Working in a swift, bipartisan fashion to make sure help gets to New Jersey families as soon as possible, the Senate passed numerous measures to tackle the coronavirus pandemic that continues to spread at a rapid rate. In partnering with the federal government and by enacting good-government policies here at home, such as supporting necessary resources for virtual education, we are ensuring that our state has the tools to rise above and overcome this health emergency.

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Bucco/Pennacchio/Oroho Applaud DEP Grants for Lake Hopatcong and Greenwood Lakes to Fight Harmful Algae Blooms

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Senator Anthony Bucco, Senator Joe Pennacchio and Senator Steve Oroho welcomed news of three grants from the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to help control harmful algal blooms and maintain clean water at Lake Hopatcong and Greenwood Lake.

Sens. Bucco, Pennacchio and Oroho today lauded news of DEP grants to fight algal blooms like the ones that forced the closure of Lake Hopatcong and Greenwood Lake last summer, but they say this is only the first step, and the State must do more to ensure clean water and strong lake economies. (SenateNJ)

DEP announced approval of $2.5 million to evaluate innovative approaches to mitigate and prevent algae outbreaks like the ones that forced the closure of Lake Hopatcong and Greenwood Lake for recreational use last year.

“This is the good news we’ve been waiting for, and our hope is the State is beginning to recognize its responsibility to maintain these valuable assets,” said Bucco (R-25). “The grants will fund projects that are crucial for the lakes and the communities surrounding the lakes. I thank the DEP and the Administration for their support, but this wouldn’t have happened without the hard work of the Lake Hopatcong Commission, the Lake Hopatcong Foundation, Morris and Sussex counties and the municipalities surrounding the Lake. They are all to be commended for working together to complete and file the grant applications on time, and with the hard dollars necessary to support the projects.”

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Editorial: Murphy’s Budget Giving NJ Residents Even More Reason to Leave

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Senator Steven Oroho says Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed budget for FY21 gives New Jerseyans more reasons to leave the state in this Asbury Park Press editorial published on February 28, 2020:

New Jersey is facing a crisis of affordability that is driving young adults, families, and retirees from the Garden State.

Sen. Steven Oroho says Gov. Phil Murphy’s proposed budget for FY21 gives New Jerseyans more reasons to leave the state in this Asbury Park Press editorial. (©iStock.com)

Rather than offer solutions to tackle this crisis head-on in his state budget proposal for next year, Gov. Murphy has given New Jersey residents more reasons to leave.

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District 24

District 24 Lawmakers Blast Murphy’s $8.6 Million Cut in Local School Aid

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Senator Steven Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths (all R-24) reacted to news that Governor Murphy’s proposed budget includes a dramatic decrease in state aid to schools within the 24th Legislative District.

Sen. Oroho and Assemblymen Space and Wirths are encouraging taxpayers, students, school districts, and educational professionals to join with them in opposing the draconian school funding cuts announced by the Murphy Administration. (Pixabay)

District 24, which includes towns in Sussex, Warren and Morris Counties, is slated to lose $8,597,764 in State school aid next school year under Governor Murphy’s proposed budget, according to documentation released by the State Department of Education. This comes on the heels of Murphy and the Democrat legislature slashing funding to school districts by over $5.5 million the previous year.

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Oroho: Murphy’s Massive $40B Budget Proposal Shows Need for Structural Reforms

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Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) said the massive $40 billion budget proposed by Governor Phil Murphy for FY 2021 demonstrates the critical need to advance structural reforms to lower the cost of government in New Jersey.

Sen. Steven Oroho said the massive $40 billion budget proposed by Gov. Phil Murphy for FY 2021 demonstrates the critical need to advance structural reforms to lower the cost of government in New Jersey. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Governor Murphy spending plan is 5% larger than last year’s and 18% higher than when he took office,” said Oroho, the Senate Republican Budget Officer. “He’s already raised taxes by billions and proposed nearly a billion more in tax increases this year. What we haven’t seen from the governor is a genuine attempt to lower the real cost drivers in government.”

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Oroho: Time to Act on “Path to Progress” Reforms to Address Local Government Waste Identified in SCI Report

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Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) said a new report by the State Commission of Investigation (SCI) on waste and abuse in local public employee compensation and benefits demonstrates the need to advance “Path to Progress” reforms.

Sen. Steven Oroho said a report by the State Commission of Investigation on waste and abuse in local public employee compensation and benefits demonstrates the need to advance ‘Path to Progress’ reforms. (Pixabay)

“Sadly, the SCI’s scathing report on outrageous compensation schemes offered by some local governments is not surprising,” said Oroho, the Senate Republican Budget Officer. “These are the same abuses that our bipartisan workgroup targeted for reform in the solutions we offered to lower the cost of government.”

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Oroho/Singleton Bill to Strengthen Labor Law Enforcement Clears Senate Committee

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Bipartisan legislation targeting illegal labor practices, sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and Senator Troy Singleton, cleared the Senate Labor Committee.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s legislation would create the Office of Labor Law Enforcement to crack down on businesses that blatantly disregard rules and mistreat workers. (©iStock)

“Everybody pays a price when bad actors violate ethical labor practices,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren and Morris). “Not only do employees suffer, the effects of illegal labor actions take a toll on the economy and harms law-abiding employers and taxpayers. The state needs better enforcement of labor laws to crack down on businesses that blatantly disregard rules and mistreat workers.”

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Oroho Bill Addressing Confusion About Homeowner Fees Advances

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Senator Steve Oroho’s bill shielding homeowners in some common communities from unforeseen fees and assessments cleared the Senate today.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s bill affirms that homeowner associations cannot require fees if the association did not have the authority to compel payment prior to the enactment of the Radburn Law on July 13, 2017. (SenateNJ)

Oroho’s bipartisan bill (S-908) affirms that homeowner associations cannot require fees if the association did not have the authority to compel payment prior to the enactment of the Radburn Law on July 13, 2017. Provisions of that law have been misinterpreted by some community associations as an opportunity to levy fees and enact rules on homeowners who are not members of the association.

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Senator Kristin Corrado
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Corrado/Oroho: National Democrats Block Export of “Toxic Culture” Ignored by Gov. Murphy

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Host Committee for Democratic National Convention Fires Murphy Political Advisors for Creating “Toxic and Unstable Working Environment” for Women

Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Steven Oroho said a toxic culture of misogyny that has long surrounded Governor Phil Murphy was thrust into the national spotlight in recent days when it was revealed that a pair of the governor’s political advisors were accused of abusive behavior and fired from their positions helping to organize the Democratic National Convention.

Sen. Kristin Corrado and Sen. Steven Oroho said a toxic culture of misogyny that has long surrounded Gov. Phil Murphy was thrust into the national spotlight when a pair of his political advisors were fired from their positions helping to organize the Democratic National Convention for abusive behavior. (SenateNJ.com)

Corrado said she hopes the news out of Milwaukee will push the Governor to join a bipartisan legislative effort to fix the culture of Trenton.

“Perhaps being in the national spotlight for the wrong reasons will provide Governor Murphy the incentive he needs to start addressing the misogynistic culture that he and his administration have helped perpetuate,” said Corrado (R-40). “Instead of always rushing to defend the indefensible, the governor should lead by example and hold his team accountable when they do wrong. If he doesn’t, nothing will change.”

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