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Senator Steven Oroho

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Oroho Statement on State Budget Bill

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Senator Steven V. Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris), Senate Republican Budget Officer, issued the following statement in response to the State Legislature passing the State Budget Bill today:

Statement from Senate Republican Budget Officer Steven Oroho on the State budget. (SenateNJ.com)

“A State Budget without tax increases is important for our economic brand and a win for taxpayers. Republicans have advocated against the tax hikes as Governor Murphy proposed in his budget document and we appreciate the Legislative Leadership for stripping them out of the Budget Bill as passed today. I would hope we continue with such fiscal restraint and start taking legislative action immediately on the Path To Progress recommendations to help systematically control government costs.

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Now Law: Oroho, Wirths & Space Bill Renames High Point State Park to Honor NJ Veterans

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Senator Steven Oroho, Assemblyman Hal Wirths, and Assemblyman Parker Space’s (all R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) bipartisan legislation paying tribute to veterans by renaming Sussex County’s High Point State Park to “High Point State Park and New Jersey Veterans Memorial” has been signed into law. They said it’s a fitting tribute to the Garden State’s more than 400,000 veterans.

Oroho, Wirths, & Space’s legislation paying tribute to veterans by renaming Sussex County’s High Point State Park to “High Point State Park and New Jersey Veterans Memorial” has been signed into law. (©iStock)

“Renaming High Point State Park to honor New Jersey’s veterans is an appropriate memorial,” Oroho said. “My hope is that the park’s new name will serve as a reminder to all park-goers of the valiant sacrifices our military members make at home and abroad to preserve our nation’s freedom.”

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Oroho, Space, & Wirths Commend Firefighters on Budget Victory

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Once again First Responders come through in a big way

Today Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths (all R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) commended firefighters and their families for taking immediate action and acquiring a promise in writing that will eliminate a line in the budget raiding dedicated funds towards firefighter relief programs.

Oroho, Space, & Wirths commended firefighters and their families for taking immediate action and acquiring a promise in writing that will eliminate a line in the budget raiding dedicated funds towards firefighter relief programs. (Pixabay)

“This is good news for firefighters and their families,” said Oroho, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. “I look forward to receiving the official budget update with this budget language being struck out.”

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Oroho, Space & Wirths Slam Murphy’s Budget Raid of Firefighter Relief Funds

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Dedicated Funds to Help Brave First Responders in Need Have to Be Protected

Today, Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths (all R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) voiced their outrage about a line in the budget raiding dedicated funds towards firefighter relief programs.

Oroho, Space & Wirths expressed outrage at Governor Murphy’s raid of firefighter relief funds in his proposed State budget for next year. (SenateNJ.com)

“The Murphy administration has patted itself on the back about how they have reduced raids on dedicated funds,” said Oroho, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee. “Funds for the firefighter relief programs have been sacrosanct whereby past administrations and legislatures have said ‘hands off;’ this administration must do the same.”

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Oroho’s Foreclosure Bill Package Signed into Law

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A bill package sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho, Senator Troy Singleton, Senator Dawn Marie Addiego, and Senator Ronald Rice which will tackle the surge in foreclosures and streamline pending cases was signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy.

A bipartisan bill package sponsored by Sens. Oroho, Singleton, Addiego, and Rice which will tackle the surge in foreclosures and streamline pending cases was signed into law by Gov. Murphy. (iStock)

The impetus for these new laws stems from the May 2017 report released by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner and the Special Committee on Residential Foreclosures. This report was the culmination of work from key stakeholders in the process such as the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).

“Foreclosures are tragic situations for New Jersey families that can also create public safety as well as quality of life issues for surrounding communities,” said Senator Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “Doing our part to reduce the foreclosure rate statewide will protect families, make neighborhoods safer, and provide children the stability they need both at home and at school. I am proud Governor Murphy signed our bipartisan bill package into law. Stable homes will lead to happier households and better neighborhoods throughout our state.”

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Oroho, Space, & Wirths Applaud Sussex County Resolution Opposing Murphy Administration’s Sanctuary State Directive

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Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths (all R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) today praised the members of the Sussex County Freeholder Board who voted last night for a resolution allowing the public to oppose the Murphy Administration’s “Sanctuary State” directive.

Oroho, Space and Wirths (all R-24) praised the members of the Sussex County Freeholder Board who voted last night for a resolution allowing the public to oppose the Murphy Administration’s “Sanctuary State” directive. (SenateNJ.com)

“I am proud of the supporters of this resolution for taking a strong stand against ‘Sanctuary State’ policies,” said Oroho. “Sussex County is the first to stand up and be counted in support of the enforcement of immigration laws.

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Senate Republican Budget Committee Members on State Treasurer & OLS Testimony

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The Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee released the following statement highlighting their concerns after hearing testimony today from OLS and State Treasurer Elizabeth Muoio:

Senate Republican members of the Budget Committee react to testimony delivered on April 2, 2019 by OLS and the State Treasurer. (SenateNJ.com)

“When the Governor delivered his budget address, we had serious concerns that he was relying on savings that have yet to be determined, overly-optimistic revenue projections, and accounting gimmicks to disguise New Jersey’s financial problems,” Senate Republican Budget Officer Steven Oroho (R-24) said. “OLS can’t back up the administration’s revenue projections. Outmigration of income continues to be a major problem, equaling a loss of $3.5 billion, according to the most recent yearly data. A new income tax will only make it worse. This is insanity. There would be no need for any tax increases at all if the governor would come to the table and enact our bipartisan Path to Progress reforms.”

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District 24 Set to Receive Additional $5.4 Million in State DOT Funding

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Total Investment for Local Transportation Infrastructure Nears $130 Million

Senator Steven Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) today announced that communities within their legislative district will receive an additional $5.4 million in State funding for transportation projects through the NJDOT Municipal Aid Program.

Sen. Steven Oroho, Asm. Parker Space and Asm. Hal Wirths announced that communities within Legislative District 24 will receive an additional $5.4 million in State funding for transportation projects through the NJDOT Municipal Aid Program. (SenateNJ.com)

The funding will come from the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund (TTF), made possible by the TTF reauthorization legislation of 2016.

“From potholes to safety upgrades to the stress of yearly wear and tear, the continuous upkeep of our roadways is a necessary function of government,” Oroho said. “The State hadn’t been fully meeting the needs of localities with infrastructure improvements until we reauthorized the TTF with a robust infusion. As part of the TTF renewal, we doubled transportation funding to towns and counties which is enabling us to fund even more infrastructure projects and continue the process of addressing many vital repairs while not putting the cost on local property taxpayers.”

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Senate Advances Oroho Bipartisan Bill Package to Combat Surge in Foreclosures

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Legislation from the bipartisan foreclosure bill package sponsored by Senators Steven Oroho, Troy Singleton, and Dawn Marie Addiego, which would tackle the surge in foreclosures and streamline the pending cases, has passed the New Jersey Senate.

The impetus of these bills stems from the report which was released in May of 2017 by Chief Justice Stuart Rabner and the Special Committee on Residential Foreclosures. This report was the culmination of work from key stakeholders in the process such as the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC).

Legislation from the bipartisan foreclosure bill package sponsored by Sens. Oroho, Singleton and Addiego, which would tackle the surge in foreclosures and streamline the pending cases, has passed the New Jersey Senate. (iStock)

“Foreclosures are incredibly traumatic for families that are already struggling, and the resulting vacant properties can negatively affect communities in a variety of ways,” said Senator Steve Oroho (R – Morris, Sussex, Warren). “I’m glad the Legislature has been able to work with the Administration and Judiciary to find solutions across government to lower our state’s foreclosure rate, but more needs to be done. The package of bills we passed in addressing New Jersey’s foreclosure crisis is a major step in the right direction.”

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Senate Passes Bipartisan Main Street Assistance Program

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Bill Co-sponsored by Sen. Steven Oroho Would Give Boost to Local Businesses in Sussex & Warren, and Counties Across NJ

Legislation co-sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) to create a Main Street Assistance Program aimed at incentivizing business development in small municipalities has passed the New Jersey State Senate.

Legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Steven Oroho would create a Main Street Assistance Program aimed at incentivizing business development in small municipalities. (©iStock)

“Whether it’s a rural community or a small suburb with a bustling downtown, New Jersey’s municipalities all have the potential to be incubators for new businesses and eager entrepreneurs,” Oroho said. “Empowering small business owners creates jobs and helps us grow our ‘Main Street’ economies. The program established under our bipartisan bill will get the dollars flowing back into county seats like Newton and Belvidere. Bottom line – revitalizing ‘Main Streets’ will help revitalize New Jersey.”

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