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: 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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Oroho: Will Governor Use Federal Funds to Stop $300 Million July 4th Employer Tax Increase?

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Says There’s No Indication Employers Have Been Advised to Implement Payroll Tax Increase

Senator Steven Oroho said it appears possible that Governor Phil Murphy will use federal funds as proposed by Republicans to stop a major tax increase on New Jersey employers.

Sen. Steven Oroho said it appears possible that Gov. Phil Murphy will use federal funds as proposed by Republicans to stop a major tax increase on New Jersey employers. (Pixabay)

The surprise move would come after the governor had maintained for months that he would take no action to stop a $300 million tax increase on all employers that his administration has supported putting in place effective July 1.

“Thankfully, the Murphy administration still hasn’t notified employers of the new payroll tax rate increase and how to comply, and this might be good news,” said Oroho (R-24). “It might be a sign that Governor Murphy is either fearful of raising taxes in an election year or has finally realized that our Republican proposal to use federal funds to stop the tax increase is the right thing to do.”

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Oroho Bill Allowing Longer Work Week for Teen Employees Becomes Law

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Will Help Businesses Fill Summer Job Openings

The Governor today signed Senator Steve Oroho’s legislation that will help address the shortage of summer workers.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s legislation to help small businesses fill job opening this summer was signed into law by the Governor. (©iStock)

“Businesses in shore and tourist communities are having a difficult time finding employees for the busy summer season,” said Oroho (R-24). “This new law will allow employees age 16 to 18 to work as many as 50 hours per week. This is a temporary fix to a temporary problem, but the additional 10 hours each week could help both the worker and the business.”

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Bipartisan Motor Vehicle and Pedestrian Safety Legislation Clears Senate

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In an effort to keep roadways safe, the New Jersey Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senators Anthony Bucco and Steven Oroho that would impose certain safety requirements on motorists when overtaking pedestrians and bicyclists.

The NJ Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senators Anthony Bucco and Steven Oroho that would impose certain safety requirements on motorists when overtaking pedestrians and bicyclists. (Pixabay)

“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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Senate Advances Oroho Bill that Would Establish Task Force to Evaluate New Jersey’s School Funding Formula

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Long a source of controversy about the equitable and fair distribution of state school aid, New Jersey’s School Funding Formula will be subjected to scrutiny by a task force established by bipartisan legislation advanced by the Senate today.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s legislation that would establish a task force to evaluate New Jersey’s School Funding Formula cleared the Senate. (Pixabay)

Senator Steve Oroho, the Republican Budget Officer and long-time advocate for school funding reform, sponsors the bill (S-3617) to launch the School Funding Formula Evaluation Task Force.

“The funding double standard resulting from the misguided School Funding Reform Act (SFRA) has been a failure,” said Oroho. “Too many schools, especially in rural and suburban areas, are missing out on the money they deserve. While certain districts have seen an ever-increasing flow of state aid, some districts have been subjected to millions of dollars of annual cuts, forcing layoffs of teachers and staff and reductions in educational services for students.”

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon
Senator Michael Testa
Senator Sam Thompson
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Senate Republicans Call on Gov. Murphy to Explain Pork Spending Before Budget Is Signed

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The Republican members of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee continued their push for transparency in the budget process with a new call for Governor Phil Murphy to fully explain the hundreds of millions of pork spending in the FY 2022 State Budget he will sign into law this morning.

The Republican members of the Senate Budget Committee continued their push for transparency in the budget process with a new call for Gov. Phil Murphy to fully explain the hundreds of millions of pork spending in the FY 2022 State Budget he will sign into law this morning. (Pixabay)

Senate Republican Budget Officer Steven Oroho (R-24), Senator Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), Senator Michael Testa (R-1), and Senator Sam Thompson (R-12) sent a letter to Governor Murphy (click here for PDF) calling for the immediate release of budget resolutions and other materials that might explain the purpose for hundreds of millions of dollars of so-called pork spending that was added by Democratic legislators to the budget immediately before it was voted on and approved by the Legislature in party line votes last week.

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