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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Senator Tom Kean

Senate Republican Leadership Calls on Senate President Sweeney to Recognize Sen. Vince Polistina

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Say Atlantic County Families Can’t Afford to Wait Months for Help

The Senate Republican leadership team called for Senate President Stephen Sweeney to recognize the swearing-in of Senator Vince Polistina (R-2) that occurred on Monday, August 23.

The Senate Republican leadership team called for Senate President Stephen Sweeney to recognize the swearing-in of Senator Vince Polistina (R-2) that occurred on Monday, August 23. (SenateNJ.com)

The following joint statement was issued by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean (R-21), Deputy Leader Bob Singer (R-30), Conference Leader Kristin Corrado (R-40), Whip Joe Pennacchio (R-26), Deputy Whip Kip Bateman (R-16), and Budget Officer Steven Oroho (R-24):

“We are deeply concerned that Senate President Sweeney will not recognize the swearing-in of Senator Polistina. We believe the families of the 2nd Legislative District deserve the representation and support that a sitting senator can provide during this extremely difficult time.

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Republican Budget Members to Gov: Why are You Sitting on ARP Money?

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The Administration Has Spent Almost None of Billions in Federal Funds Intended to Help Residents

On the three-month anniversary of the State receiving $6.2 billion in COVID relief funding from the federal government, the four Republican members of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee today called on the Murphy Administration to stop the foot-dragging and put the money to work helping residents, as it was intended.

The Murphy Administration is sitting on more than $6 billion in American Rescue Plan money and the four Republicans on the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee want the money put to work helping NJ residents and employers. (Pixabay)

In a letter to the Governor and the Senate Democrat co-chairs of the Joint Budget Oversight Committee (JBOC), Senate Republican Budget Officer Steven Oroho (R-24), Senator Sam Thompson (R-12), Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), and Senator Michael Testa (R-1) criticized the Administration for only spending $316,000 or .005% of the money since it was received in May.

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
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Senators Bucco & Oroho React to Murphy’s Surprise Payroll Tax Increase

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco and Senator Steve Oroho issued statements responding to the Murphy Administration’s devastating tax increase on state employers:

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco and Sen. Steve Oroho blasted the Murphy Administration for a massive increase in the payroll tax on employers already struggling from the impact of the pandemic and lockdown. (SenateNJ.com)

Senator Bucco: “After promising no new tax increases this year and watching other states use federal funds to avert massive tax increases on struggling employers, the Governor put through a stealth tax increase at the close of business on a hot Summer Friday.  He didn’t want anybody to notice a destructive increase that will hit hard in a state with one of the highest unemployment rates in the nation.”

Senator Oroho: “New Jersey has a 7.3 percent unemployment rate, and this unnecessary tax increase on employers will kill more jobs. This was avoidable by using federal funds from the American Recovery Plan. We should have used COVID relief money that the state already has in its possession instead of adding burdens to job creators.  Even while he is vacationing in Italy, the Governor is showing no respect for the employers crushed by his excessing closures.”

The $250 million payroll tax increase on businesses and some nonprofits and local governments was coyly unveiled with a vague update on the labor department’s web site. CLICK HERE to view.

District 24

Oroho, Space, & Wirths: Parents Should Decide if Kids Wear Masks to School

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Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths (all R-24) chided Governor Murphy’s decision to make masks mandatory when schools reopen in September, calling it unnecessary and disappointing.

Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths chided Governor Murphy’s decision to make masks mandatory when schools reopen in September, calling it unnecessary and disappointing. (Pixabay)

“This mandate is a clear overreaction. It feels like we’re rolling back the clock to more than a year ago, but situations are much different,” said Oroho. “Should the kids wear masks? Only the parents should be making that call.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
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Bucco/Oroho Legislation that Increases Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety Signed into Law

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Anthony Bucco and Steven Oroho that would impose certain safety requirements on motorists when overtaking pedestrians and bicyclists was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Tony Bucco and Steve Oroho that would make New Jersey roads safer for pedestrians and bicyclists was signed into law today by Governor Murphy. (Pixabay)

“I am pleased that the Governor signed this into law today. As we all know, New Jersey is the most densely populated state in the nation, and as a result, pedestrians face a greater risk of injury or death on our roads,” said Senator Bucco (R-25). “We all know that pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists need to exercise caution when sharing our roadways, but more needs to be done to prevent fatalities. This legislation will provide additional protections for all New Jerseyans by requiring drivers to be more aware of their surroundings and to be more mindful of the responsibility they have behind the wheel.”

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Oroho, Space & Wirths: Murphy and DEP Playing Divisive Politics By Ending Bear Hunt

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

Sen. Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths said the state’s black bear population is increasing, and the Murphy Administration’s reluctance to allow hunting in 2021 could endanger residents. (Youtube)

“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 attached in his garage, leaving him with more than 30 stitches.

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Oroho Urges Booker & Menendez to Support NJ in Remote Work Tax Fight with NY

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After New Jersey’s United States Senators weighed-in on Tri-State dispute with New York over billions in federal transportation aid, State Senator Steven Oroho called on Senator Cory Booker and Senator Bob Menendez to join the fight against our neighbor’s unfair taxation of remote workers from the Garden State.

Frustrated that Gov. Murphy won’t stand up to New York’s tactics, Sen. Oroho called on New Jersey’s U.S. Senators Booker and Menendez to join the fight against our neighbor’s unfair taxation of remote workers from the Garden State. (Pixabay)

“It’s both shocking and dismaying that the Murphy administration has been so timid as Governor Cuomo continues to find new ways to shakedown New Jersey and our taxpayers,” said Oroho (R-24), the Senate Republican Budget Officer. “For months, we have been waiting and calling upon the administration to, at least, change their instruction actually telling New York companies to withhold New York taxes from New Jersey residents who are working at their kitchen table rather than the lower NJ taxes, but they haven’t even done that.

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Governor Signs Bipartisan Bill to Help Bring Underserved Communities Up to Speed with Broadband Internet Service

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and Senator Troy Singleton to help deliver high-speed broadband internet access to underserved parts of the state was signed into law by Governor Murphy.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Steve Oroho and Sen. Troy Singleton to help deliver high-speed broadband internet access to underserved parts of the state has been signed into law. (Pixabay)

The new law, A-850/S-2864, will 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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Oroho: Why Won’t Murphy, Booker & Menendez Fight for NJ Taxpayers?

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NY Attempting to Claim Oversize Portion of $14.2 Billion in Federal Transportation Aid at NJ’s Expense

With billions of federal transportation aid at stake, Senator Steven Oroho expressed serious concern that Governor Phil Murphy, Senator Bob Menendez, and Senator Cory Booker aren’t doing anything to stand up for New Jersey in the latest attempted money grab by New York.

Sen. Steven Oroho expressed serious concern that Gov. Phil Murphy, Sen. Bob Menendez, and Sen. Cory Booker aren’t doing anything to stand up for New Jersey in the latest attempted money grab by New York. (Pixabay)

“The Murphy administration has bent over backwards to help New York collect billions of tax dollars it doesn’t deserve from the remote work performed by our residents from their homes during the pandemic,” said Oroho (R-24), the Senate Republican Budget Officer. “Now, with billions of dollars of federal transportation aid coming to the region, there’s not a peep from our governor or New Jersey’s United States senators while New York tries to steal funding from NJ Transit. Why won’t Murphy, Booker, and Menendez fight for New Jersey just as hard as New York is fighting for its taxpayers?”

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District 24

Appointments Available for MVC Mobile Unit’s Visit to Sparta on July 13

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The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission’s mobile unit will be open for business at the Sussex County Technical School, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Tuesday, July 13.

Legislative District 24 residents can reserve time to complete paperwork transactions when the New Jersey Motor Vehicles Commission Mobile Unit visits Sussex County on July 13. (SenateNJ.com)

With an appointment, residents can renew drivers licenses and vehicle registrations; obtain duplicate drivers licenses, non-driver IDs, and a Person with a Disability, Purple Heart, or Disabled Veteran parking placards.

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