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Senator Steven Oroho

Senator Steve Oroho

Panel Endorses Oroho Resolution Calling on Washington to Establish a Northwest NJ Vet Center

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A resolution sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho and advanced today by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee aims for the establishment of a new Vet Center for the northwestern portion of the state to provide easier access to care, counseling, and other assistance. Almost 50,000 veterans reside in Sussex, Morris, Hunterdon, and Warren counties.

A resolution sponsored by Sen. Steven Oroho and advanced by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee aims for the establishment of a new Vet Center for the northwestern portion of the state to provide easier access to care, counseling, and other assistance. (Flickr)

The bipartisan resolution (SCR-25) urges the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington to designate a new center in the region to fill the void. It would be the state’s sixth Vet Center.

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon
Senator Michael Testa
Senator Sam Thompson
Senator Steve Oroho

Republican Budget Members: Governor’s Warmed Over ANCHOR Proposal is Pathetic Attempt at Tax Relief

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Again Call for ‘Give It Back’ Tax Rebates to Provide $4.5 Billion of Direct, Immediate Relief

The Republican members of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee called on Governor Phil Murphy and legislative leaders to commit to expanding tax relief in light of the Administration admitting to a total of more than $9 billion of tax overcollections in the current year and almost $7.8 billion more in revenue available for the upcoming budget year than projected just two months ago.

The Republican members of the Senate Budget Committee called on the Governor and legislative leaders to commit to expanding tax relief in light of the Administration admitting to a total of almost $7.8 billion more in tax revenue available for the upcoming budget year than projected just two months ago. (©iStock)

“The Murphy Administration finally admitted the obvious – that they are collecting $9 billion more out of the pockets of taxpayers than budgeted for the current year,” said Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho (R-24). “New Jersey families are struggling with soaring prices and inflation, and Republicans have proposed $1,500 rebates to be returned to more than 4 million families this Spring. The Murphy Administration must commit to giving back at least this $1,500 to 4 million families this Spring.”

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24th District Lawmakers Say Murphy’s Recklessness Contributed to Bear Attack

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Senator Steven Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space and Assemblyman Hal Wirths (all R-24) say an early evening bear attack in Sussex County this week that landed a local resident in the hospital underscores the risks created by Governor Phil Murphy’s decision to halt bear hunting in the state.

Sen. Steven Oroho, Asm. Parker Space and Asm. Hal Wirths say an early evening bear attack in Sussex County this week that landed a local resident in the hospital underscores the risks created by Governor Phil Murphy’s decision to halt bear hunting in the state. (Youtube)

“Without a responsible hunting policy, the bear population is exploding,” said Senator Oroho. “Regretfully, that will mean we will continue to see more dangerous interactions like yesterday’s attack. This latest incident was a close call that could have been much worse, and it is inevitable that more residents will encounter dangerous situations if Murphy doesn’t re-evaluate his reckless position.”

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Oroho Responds to Murphy’s Call for No Limit, Free Abortions for All

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Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho responded to Governor Phil Murphy’s call to expand New Jersey’s support for abortion even further.

Sen. Steven Oroho responded to Gov. Phil Murphy’s call to expand New Jersey’s support for abortion even further. (©iStock)

“Governor Murphy’s radical proposal calls for free abortions with no limits right up to birth, and he wants struggling New Jersey families to pay for abortions for everyone through even higher taxes and health care premiums,” said Oroho (R-24). “His plan to codify that non-doctors can perform the highly invasive procedure of an abortion is just reckless and unsafe for women. Along with the extreme new sex education mandates they are forcing on our children, this is another example of New Jersey Democrats taking a radical approach that is far out of line with what most families believe is reasonable.”

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Oroho Outraged by Supreme Court’s Parole of State Trooper’s Killer

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Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho expressed outrage at the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision to grant parole to Sundiata Acoli, the murderer of State Trooper Werner Foerster.

Sen Steven Oroho expressed outrage at the New Jersey Supreme Court’s decision to grant parole to Sundiata Acoli, the murderer of State Trooper Werner Foerster. (Flickr)

“The New Jersey Supreme Court made an outrageous mistake in granting parole to this notorious cop-killer,” said Oroho (R-24). “Sundiata Acoli murdered a New Jersey State Trooper and he should spend the rest of his life in jail, just like today’s law requires.”

Senator Declan O'Scanlon
Senator Michael Testa
Senator Sam Thompson
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Republican Budget Members Call for Murphy to Dedicate Billions for Tax Relief as State Revenues Soar

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Senate Republicans Have Already Proposed “Give It Back” Tax Rebates to Provide $4.5 Billion of Direct, Immediate Relief — More Planned

The Republican members of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee called on Governor Phil Murphy to commit to expanding tax relief in the upcoming State Budget in advance of a revenue update from the Treasurer that is expected to show soaring tax collections that are $5 billion higher than the administration projected just two months ago.

The Republican members of the Senate Budget Committee called on Gov. Phil Murphy to expand tax relief in the upcoming State Budget as tax overcollection soar by billions. (©iStock)

“Tax collection reports make it clear that the Murphy administration must acknowledge on Thursday that his tax policies are taking at least $5 billion more out of the pockets of taxpayers than the governor projected in March, and possibly billions more,” said Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho (R-24). “When New Jersey families are struggling with soaring prices and inflation, we believe Governor Murphy must commit to giving back these overcollections immediately to families that are suffering today. We plan on expanding the ‘Give It Back’ rebates that Senate Republicans have already proposed.”

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Panel Approves Oroho Bill to Address Reckless Absentee Landlords

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho to hold accountable the absentee owners of trouble-plagued rooming and boarding houses cleared the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today.

Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho to hold accountable the absentee owners of trouble-plagued rooming and boarding houses cleared the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. (©iStock)

“Communities and residents deserve cooperation and common decency from any operator of shared housing complexes,” said Oroho (R-24). “Unfortunately, many people who reside near problematic homes know all too well how absentee landlords can disrupt the quality of life in a neighborhood. This measure would empower towns with the proper enforcement tools to go after bad actors while helping reduce disruptive and threatening behavior.”

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Senator Holly Schepisi
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Schepisi & Oroho Introduce “Three Rs” Plan Legislation to Repeal Controversial Sex Ed Mandates

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Bill Shifts Control of Sex Education Learning Standards from Unelected Trenton Bureaucrats to Parents & Local Communities

Senator Holly Schepisi and Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho have introduced new legislation that would repeal controversial sex education mandates imposed by the New Jersey State Board of Education and shift control of learning standards in this area to parents and local communities.

Sen. Holly Schepisi and Sen. Steven Oroho introduced legislation repealing controversial sex education mandates imposed by the New Jersey State Board of Education and shifting control to parents and local communities. The bill is part of the Republican “Three Rs” plan. (©iStock)

“The current controversy over the extreme mandates imposed by unelected Trenton bureaucrats demonstrates exactly why we need to empower parents and local communities to control how sex education is taught in their children’s schools,” said Schepisi (R-39). “We believe sex education should be taught to students in an age-appropriate manner that is determined by local school boards in close consultation with parents. Different communities will likely find they have different perspectives on how best to teach sex education, and that’s okay. Under our legislation, they will have the authority to adopt learning standards that best fit the needs and concerns of their students and families without intrusive mandates from Trenton.”

Schepisi and Oroho’s new legislation is a key component of the “Three Rs” plan proposed by New Jersey Senate Republicans to repeal, replace, and restore to fix New Jersey’s controversial sex education and diversity and inclusion curriculum requirements.

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Oroho Calls On Democrat Majority to Pass Resolution Acknowledging the Risk to Supreme Court Justices After Home Addresses Posted Online

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N.J. Federal Judge’s Home Was Attacked in 2020, Leading to Death of Judge’s Son, Wounding of Husband

Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho said it’s unbelievable that the Biden White House refused to condemn the online posting of the home addresses of United States Supreme Court justices for protests that may be planned at the justices’ homes.

Noting that a New Jersey federal judge’s home and family were attacked recently, Sen. Steven Oroho said it’s unbelievable that the Biden White House refused to condemn the online posting of the home addresses of United States Supreme Court justices for planned protests. (Pixabay)

“Judges need to be able to do their job of considering controversial issues and cases without fear that harm might come to themselves or their families,” said Oroho (R-24). “The public needs to know that the decisions of our courts – especially the Supreme Court – are based on the impartial application of the law and not coerced through threats of violence.”

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Oroho Calls for SCI Investigation of Alleged Impropriety by Sam Wang of Princeton Gerrymandering Project During Congressional Redistricting

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Says Wang May Have Deprived the Redistricting Commission & NJ Taxpayers of His Honest Services While Being Paid with Public Funds

Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho sent a letter to the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation today urging the state watchdog to investigate claims of misconduct by Sam Wang of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project during his service as a taxpayer-funded advisor to the New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission.

Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho sent a letter to the State Commission of Investigation urging the state watchdog to investigate claims of misconduct by Sam Wang of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project during his service as a taxpayer-funded advisor to the N.J. Congressional Redistricting Commission. (SenateNJ.com)

“If the allegations are true, neither the New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission nor state taxpayers received the benefit of the honest services for which Sam Wang was paid with public funds,” said Oroho (R-24). “If Wang cheated to support his personal interest of helping Democrats, his actions could impact the partisan composition of New Jersey’s delegation to the United States House of Representatives and even control of Congress itself. This is extremely alarming.”

Oroho urged Governor Murphy and Democrats to join in a bipartisan effort to ensure that the allegations of wrongdoing are investigated properly.

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