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Senator Steven Oroho

Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho Responds to Appointment to Senate Select Committee on Investigation

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Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) issued the following statement in response to his appointment to a newly formed Senate Select Committee on Investigation:

Sen. Steven Oroho responded to his appointment to a newly formed Senate Select Committee on Investigation, saying it’s a great responsibility that he takes very seriously. (SenateNJ.com)

“The important matters that will be investigated by the select committee will help us to protect our institutions of government and improve the ability of our state to provide justice to the victims of sexual assault.

“I thank the Senate President for the confidence he has expressed in me through this appointment. It’s a great responsibility that I take very seriously.”

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Oroho Bill to Modernize Public Contracting Passes Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) that would enable local entities to acquire goods and services using electronic bidding passed the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

Sen Steven Oroho’s legislation would enable local entities to acquire goods and services using electronic bidding. (SenateNJ.com)

“In this day and age, electronic procurement is a must in helping local governments conduct bidding in the most efficient manner possible, thereby saving money and valuable resources,” said Oroho. “This is an idea that’s really past due.”

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SIGNED: Oroho Law Expands New Jersey Prompt Payment Act

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Ensures Local Governments Pay Bills on Time

Governor Phil Murphy has signed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-24) that expands the New Jersey Prompt Payment Act to include local governments.

Sen. Steve Oroho’s law expands the New Jersey Prompt Payment Act to include local governments. (©iStock)

“When a family buys a product, they have to pay their bills on time,” Senator Oroho stated. “Vendors who do business with local governments must be paid just as quickly. There’s no reason municipalities should stall payments that could put small businesses at risk.”

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Oroho/Space/Wirths Statement on Reversed Brewery Regulations

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District 24 legislators Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space, and Assemblyman Hal Wirths issued the following statement regarding the suspension of recently unveiled brewery regulations by the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC):

Oroho, Space & Wirths welcomed the suspension of recently release brewery regulations by the NJ Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control. (©iStock)

“This is welcome news. Suspending these burdensome rules will offer government and industry leaders the ability to re-work regulations so breweries can successfully operate in this state. Our ultimate goal should be to support our businesses while allowing residents to continue to enjoy craft breweries as they grow in popularity. We can, and should, get this right without pitting certain industries against one another. We stand ready to work with our legislative colleagues on a viable solution.”

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Oroho/Space/Wirths Statement on ABC Brewery Regulations

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Following the announcement of the New Jersey Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control’s (ABC) special ruling on breweries, District 24 legislators Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space, and Assemblyman Hal Wirths issued the following statement in support of New Jersey’s brewery workers and entrepreneurs.

District 24 legislators release a statement in support of New Jersey’s brewery workers and entrepreneurs, following the ABC’s release of new burdensome regulations. (SenateNJ.com)

“We must do more to encourage business growth in our state. Forcing breweries to limit events is an obstacle that will inhibit their development,” Oroho said. “Breweries have become extremely popular and an integral part of our tourism industry. Events at breweries also build community and bring people together – often for a good cause. I would not want to see burdensome regulations deter such opportunities. The ABC’s new regulations have gone too far, and I believe we can arrive at a better solution that ensures that breweries and restaurants can not only coexist, but thrive.”

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Oroho: Murphy’s Mixed Messages to Businesses Will Continue to Impact NJ’s Economic Growth

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Senator Steven Oroho, a member of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee, responded to a proposal by Governor Phil Murphy to establish a new fund to invest in start-up companies that locate in New Jersey:

Sen. Steven Oroho said Gov. Murphy is sending mixed messages to the business community that will continue to depress New Jersey’s economic growth. (Wikipedia)

“You can’t raise business taxes by $1 billion and then lament months later how New Jersey’s tax policy has failed to draw start-ups to the state,” said Oroho. “While I hope this new initiative will prove successful, it’s likely that the mixed messages sent by Governor Murphy to the business community will continue to depress the state’s economic growth.”

Among the major revisions to the state’s Corporate Business Tax enacted by Governor Murphy in July include new tax surcharges on business income and the elimination of a tax deduction for net operating losses (NOLs) that technology start-ups, the very businesses that Governor Murphy claims he wants to help, could have benefited from.

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Oroho, Gopal Bill to Fund Critical Manufacturing Training Programs for NJ Veterans and Residents Passes Senate

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The New Jersey State Senate has passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) Senator Vin Gopal (D-11) that would extend funding for manufacturing workforce development. The legislation would make a General Fund supplemental appropriation of $250,000 to the Department of State for the purpose of funding the New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program (NJMEP), Inc.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s bipartisan legislation would extend funding for manufacturing workforce development.  (SenateNJ.com)

More than 1 million in-state jobs are supported by New Jersey’s manufacturing industry.

“There is a common misconception that accessing a high-paying job requires an expensive four year degree. That is not the case,” Oroho said. “Workforce development programs, such as the NJMEP, have produced tangible results for our veterans, unemployed, and underemployed residents.

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Advanced: Oroho Bill to Extend Funding for Manufacturing Workforce Development Programs

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) that would extend funding for manufacturing workforce development programs has passed the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

More than 1 million in-state jobs are supported by New Jersey’s manufacturing industry.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s bipartisan bill would extend funding for manufacturing workforce development programs. (SenateNJ.com)

“The New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program has added or saved more than 32,000 jobs. Creating this program was an important step towards building a more innovative workforce,” Senator Oroho said. “Manufacturing is a rapidly-growing field where opportunities for high-paying jobs and long-term success abound. By increasing funding for the NJMEP, we can encourage more New Jerseyans to enter our booming manufacturing industry.”

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Oroho Bill to Promote NJ’s Farm-to-Table Industry Passes Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) to promote farm-to-table businesses Statewide has passed the Senate Economic Growth Committee.

Sen. Steven Oroho’s bill would promote farm-to-table businesses Statewide, by promoting restaurants on New Jersey’s tourism website. (SenateNJ.com)

“Farm-to-table restaurants provide vital opportunities for small businesses to compete in a new and rapidly-growing part of our vibrant agricultural tourism industry,” Senator Oroho said. “The impact of choosing a farm-to-table restaurant stretches far beyond a diner’s plate. By highlighting local restaurants that serve ‘Jersey Fresh,’ we’re feeding the future of New Jersey’s farms, restaurants, and our local economy.”

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Legislature Passes Oroho’s Bipartisan ‘Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act’

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Pending Voter Approval, Measure Would Provide $500 Million for Vo-Techs, School Security, and Clean Water Infrastructure

The State Legislature gave final approval to the “Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act,” bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho and Senate President Steve Sweeney, paving the way for its inclusion on this November’s general election ballot.

The State Legislature gave final approval to the Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act, bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Steven Oroho and Senate President Steve Sweeney, paving the way for its inclusion on this November’s general election ballot. (WikiCommons)

“New Jersey’s county vo-tech schools have been forced to turn away about 17,000 students each year,” Oroho said. “The ‘Securing Our Children’s Future Bond Act’ will give more students the opportunity to access the training they need to succeed in New Jersey’s rapidly-evolving workforce – something our top-quality vo-tech programs are designed to do.”

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