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Senator Steven Oroho

Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Overturn Roe v. Wade

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Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho issued the following statement today after the United States Supreme Court issued a ruling overturning Roe v. Wade:

Statement from Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho on United States Supreme Court’s ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. (Wikimedia Commons)

“The United States Supreme Court has reversed the flawed logic of Roe v. Wade and reasserted the democratic principle that elected state legislatures and the communities they represent should have the opportunity to make their own decisions on abortion without the mandates of an overbearing unelected federal judiciary,” said Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho (R-24). “I believe in the sanctity of life. I also believe in medical science. Looking at the laws governing abortion in New Jersey, I believe we should follow the most up-to-date science when determining viability and legislate accordingly. I call on my colleagues from both parties to begin a bipartisan discussion on reforming New Jersey’s laws.”

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Oroho, Space & Wirths Applaud U.S. Supreme Court Upholding the Second Amendment

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District 24 Legislators to Use Court Decision to Defend Rights in New Jersey

Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths (all R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) applaud today’s U.S. Supreme Court decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Inc. v. Bruen which reinforced the right of law-abiding citizens to carry firearms for the protection for themselves and their families in public.

Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths applaud the U.S. Supreme Court decision reinforcing the right of law-abiding citizens to carry firearms for the protection for themselves and their families in public. (Wikipedia Commons)

“I believe today will go down as a victory for freedom and that many generations of Americans to come will look upon today as a beacon in defense of liberty,” said Oroho. “Now we have to look towards New Jersey government to do what is right and end their decades-old infringement on New Jersey freedoms.”

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

Senate Republican Budget Committee Members Say Treasurer Muoio Intentionally Misled Legislature to Hide Explosion of State Debt

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Senators Repeat Calls for Treasurer to Appear Before & Be Held Accountable by Budget Committee

Saying it’s clear that New Jersey Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio intentionally misled legislators on behalf of the Murphy administration to hide the state’s rapidly increasing debt, the Republican members of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee repeated their calls for the Treasurer to be held accountable by the committee in a letter today (click here for PDF) to Senate Budget Chairman Paul Sarlo (D-36).

Saying it’s clear that New Jersey Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio intentionally misled legislators to hide the state’s rapidly increasing debt, the Republican members of the Senate Budget Committee repeated their calls for the Treasurer to be held accountable by the committee. (Pixabay)

The Republican senators also said the Treasurer should be called to respond to serious allegations raised today by Bloomberg that the Murphy administration deliberately looked the other way as a state vendor took tens of millions of dollars from the state despite failing to meet its contractual obligations to help lower health care costs.

“At the same time that Treasurer Muoio was telling legislators that New Jersey’s debt had decreased to a seven-year low, her department was preparing to release the long-overdue state audit showing that debt actually climbed by $44 billion in a single year,” said Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho (R-24), a member of the Budget Committee. “It’s clear the Treasurer knew her prepared testimony to our Budget Committee was grossly inaccurate. She must be called to appear before our committee to be held accountable for misleading the Legislature in what appears to be an intentional way and to address allegations of serious fiscal mismanagement by the Murphy administration.”

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Oroho/Greenstein Bill to Prepare Students for Careers in Manufacturing Clears Senate

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Shortage of Qualified Workers is Impacting the Growing Industry

The Senate today endorsed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho and Senator Linda Greenstein to help ready a new generation of manufacturing workers for the fast-growing industry.

The Senate today endorsed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Steven Oroho and Sen. Linda Greenstein to help ready a new generation of manufacturing workers for the fast-growing industry. (Pixabay)

The Manufacturing in Higher Education Act (S-659) would establish a manufacturing career pathway in the state’s county colleges and vocational schools.

“Manufacturers across the state are thriving, but a shortage of qualified, ready-to-work candidates is slowing growth,” said Oroho (R-24). “The industry is ready to hire, and they need help meeting the demand for skilled, capable employees. This bill will introduce a new generation of workers to promising career opportunities and help fill jobs.”

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon
Senator Steve Oroho

Senate Republicans Will Seek Vote on $1,000 “Give It Back” Rebates at Tomorrow’s Session

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Democrats Improperly Blocked a Similar Effort on June 1 to Prevent Their Members from Being on Record

Senate Republicans will make a motion during tomorrow’s Senate session to have the full chamber vote on legislation that would provide $1,000 “Give It Back” rebates to four million New Jersey families.

Senate Republicans will make a motion during tomorrow’s Senate session to have the full chamber vote on legislation that would provide $1,000 ‘Give It Back’ rebates to four million New Jersey families. (www.GiveItBack.us)

“It’s been more than three months since Senate Republicans introduced our plan to provide millions of New Jersey families with immediate $1,000 ‘Give It Back’ rebates,” said Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho (R-24). “During that time, our proposal has languished in the Democrat-run Legislature while gas prices continue hitting new records, soaring inflation is driving up the cost of groceries, and tax overcollections by our Treasury Department have ballooned to nearly $9 billion. Since Democrats refuse to act on their own, we will make a motion at tomorrow’s session to have the full Senate consider our proposal to provide $1,000 of direct relief to struggling New Jersey families.”

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Committee Clears Bipartisan Bill to Educate Students for Careers in Manufacturing

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Senators Oroho and Greenstein Sponsor Legislation to Prepare a New Generation of Manufacturing Employees

Senator Steven Oroho’s legislation to help New Jersey manufacturers meet the growing demand for skilled workers cleared the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senators Oroho and Greenstein to help New Jersey manufacturers meet the growing demand for skilled workers cleared the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. (Pixabay)

The bipartisan bill, also sponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein and entitled the Manufacturing in Higher Education Act (S-659), would help provide more skilled employees for the expanding manufacturing industry with the establishment of a manufacturing career pathway in the state’s county colleges and vocational schools.

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon
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Senator Sam Thompson
Senator Steve Oroho

Senate Republicans Propose $8 Billion of New Tax Relief, Bolstering Surplus, Doubling Debt Repayment & Increasing Oversight in Budget Plan

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Republicans serving on the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee proposed $8 billion of new tax relief, increasing the state surplus to $5 billion, more than doubling proposed debt repayments, and increasing legislative oversight of Murphy administration spending in a detailed budget plan (click here for PDF) to amend Governor Murphy’s proposed FY 2023 State Budget.

Senate Republicans have proposed a comprehensive budget plan with $8 billion of new tax relief, including ‘Give It Back’ rebates totaling $1,500 for most New Jersey families. (www.GiveItBack.us)

“Senate Republicans have offered a detailed budget plan to make responsible use of an unprecedented $11 billion windfall of state and federal taxpayer funds to support struggling families, solve long-term problems, and ensure that New Jersey is well prepared for the next recession,” said Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), the Republican Budget Officer. “We’re leading the way in showing Governor Murphy and the Democrat legislative majorities how to give back billions to taxpayers while building a responsible surplus and paying down substantial additional debt. It’s no surprise that everyone else is suddenly rushing to find ways to ‘Give It Back’ as Senate Republicans have advocated for months.”

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Oroho Bill that Would Reinforce New Jersey’s Commitment to Veteran Owned Businesses Clears Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho that would cut government red tape for disabled veteran owned businesses (DVOB’s) and make it easier for them to qualify for set-aside contracts was advanced by the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Steven Oroho that would cut government red tape for disabled veteran owned businesses and make it easier for them to qualify for set-aside contracts was advanced by the New Jersey Senate. (©iStock)

“Disabled veteran owned businesses in New Jersey are looking for opportunities to grow but are often stymied by outdated state regulations,” said Oroho (R-24). “It is actually quite difficult for these businesses to expand because all contracts set aside for DVOB’s must have three qualified bidders. Given the relatively few DVOB’s in the state, three qualified bidders in any specific transaction can be difficult to achieve. To fix this issue, my legislation will update New Jersey’s laws and reduce the number of businesses needed to qualify for a set-aside contract from three to two.”

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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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