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Senator Steven Oroho

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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 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
Senator Michael Testa
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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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.”

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