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Senator Steven Oroho

Senator Steve Oroho

Greenstein, Oroho, Karabinchak, DeCroce Push Bipartisan ‘Made in NJ’ Manufacturing Bill for PPE Needed in Pandemic

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In an effort to better equip New Jersey for any future public health crises, members of the Legislature have introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize New Jersey manufacturers to convert their productions to focus on creating Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), which many were unable to do during the pandemic without federal approval.

To better equip New Jersey for any future public health crises, Senator Oroho and members of the Legislature have introduced bipartisan legislation to authorize New Jersey manufacturers to convert their productions to focus on creating Personal Protective Equipment. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill, S-2991/A-4811, would create a state-level certification program to allow manufacturers in the state to produce PPE. The measure would help to strengthen our stockpiles, which faced severe shortages of masks, gloves, gowns, and other personal protective equipment at the height of the pandemic.

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Committee Advances Oroho Bill Bridging Communication Gap Between Deaf Motorists and Law Enforcement Officers

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Legislation Requires Addition of Symbol on Deaf Registrants Paperwork

When a deaf motorist is pulled over by police for a traffic violation, the hearing impediment and inability to converse with the officer can result in an interaction that is unpredictable and potentially dangerous.

Senator Oroho’s bill to improve communications between police officers and deaf motorists advanced at the State House today. (Flickr)

Legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and approved by the Senate Transportation Committee today addresses the issue by requiring a notation on the vehicle’s registration certificate indicating the driver hearing impairment.

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Oroho, Space & Wirths: End of Bear Hunt Will Lead to Overpopulation and Public Safety Concerns

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Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Parker Space and Hal Wirths (all R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) criticized Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement to stop all bear hunts in New Jersey in 2021, stating that it is a reckless play that increases the likelihood of hazardous human encounters with the animals.

Oroho, Space & Wirths criticized Gov. Murphy’s announcement to stop all bear hunts, stating that it is a reckless play that increases the likelihood of human encounters with the animals. (YouTube.com)

“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 attacked in his garage, leaving him with more than 30 stitches.

“We don’t want to go back to not managing the bear population properly,” added Oroho, a Co-Chairman of the NJ Angling, Hunting and Conservation Caucus. “My wife recently saw nine different bears on the same road less than a mile from my house between Franklin and Sparta. However, it is ironic that when a bear is sighted in urban settings, schools get locked down and multiple police departments respond to tranquilize the bear before relocating it. If safety isn’t an issue what’s the reason for concern?”

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Gov. Signs Oroho Resolution Bolstering Growing Manufacturing Sector in NJ

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Governor Murphy today signed Senator Steve Oroho’s resolution establishing an annual Manufacturing Week in New Jersey.

Senator Oroho’s bill creating an annual Manufacturing Week in New Jersey and heralding a renewed commitment to this vital sector of the state economy was signed by the Governor today. (SenateNJ.com)

“New Jersey has one of the most educated and skilled workforces in the nation, and our key geographic location provides manufacturers with the infrastructure for ready, wide-scale distribution of products and services,” said Oroho, the co-chair of the bipartisan Legislative Manufacturing Caucus.

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Senator Kristin Corrado
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Corrado/Oroho: Corruption Watchdog Confirms State Agency Is Patronage Pit Under Murphy

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Senator Kristin M. Corrado and Senator Steven Oroho blasted the Murphy Administration for deliberately and deceitfully turning the School Development Authority (SDA) into an unabashed patronage pit.

A report published by the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation confirmed that top officials in Gov. Murphy’s inner circle were well aware of the patronage hiring spree by disgraced former SDA chief Lizette Delgado-Polanco.

Sens. Kristin Corrado and Steven Oroho blasted the Murphy Administration for deliberately and deceitfully turning the School Development Authority into a patronage pit. (SenateNJ.com)

“This investigation confirms what we have known for two years – the Murphy administration encouraged, approved, and then vehemently denied blatant nepotism and cronyism,” said Corrado (R-40). “Firing highly qualified government employees and hiring family and friends who lack sufficient skills is the epitome of abuse of power and personal greed. The Murphy administration must be held fully accountable for their aversion to the truth.”

“The truth that has finally come to light through the SCI report confirms our worst suspicions of improper and unethical wrongdoings,” said Oroho (R-24). “The hiring practices of the Murphy Administration must be further investigated to put an end to nepotism and political patronage and to help restore the public’s faith in state government.”

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Oroho, Wirths & Space Bill Shielding Homeowners from Unwarranted Association Fees Becomes Law

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Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space (R-24) to protect homeowners from unexpected association assessments and charges was signed by Governor Murphy today.

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Oroho and Assemblymen Wirths and Space (R-24) to protect homeowners from unexpected association assessments and charges was signed by Governor Murphy today. (SenateNJ.com)

The new law (S908/A2480) clarifies the 2017 Radburn Law that defined homeowner association members as owners of units within a planned real estate development and bans homeowner associations or clubs from compelling non-members to pay fees if they were not entitled to such payments prior to July 13, 2017.

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Oroho, Wirths & Space Blast Spendthrift Budget Filled with Spending, Tax Increases and Borrowing

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Calling it a “costly day for every New Jersey resident,” Senator Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Hal Wirths and Parker Space today decried the Fiscal Year 2021 budget signed today by Governor Murphy.

Calling it a ‘costly day for every New Jersey resident,’ Senator Oroho and Assemblymen Wirths and Space today decried the Fiscal Year 2021 budget signed today by Governor Murphy. (Wikimedia Commons)

The $32.7 billion budget, covering the last nine months in Fiscal Year 2021, combined with the three-month stopgap budget approved in the summer, increases total spending for the year to $40 billion.

“This will be the most expensive year ever, and it didn’t have to be that way,” said Oroho (R-24), the Senate Republican Budget Officer. “The budget includes $4.5 billion in borrowing that will burden New Jersey taxpayers for decades into the future. That massive debt increase avoided constitutional scrutiny by state voters, and will be used not for basic services but to create a fake ‘surplus’ for the administration to spend at will.

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Bipartisan Bill Enlists New Jersey Manufacturers in Fight Against COVID

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Oroho & Greenstein Measure Establishes Stockpile of Personal Protective Equipment Produced In-State

The onset of the COVID pandemic exposed a severe shortage of masks, gloves, gowns, and other personal protective equipment in the state and across the nation. Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho and Senator Linda Greenstein would prevent scarcities in the future and at the same time bolster the New Jersey manufacturing industry.

Bipartisan legislation introduced by Senator Oroho would ensure New Jersey has an adequate stockpile of personal protective equipment and strengthen the manufacturing sector in the state. (Pixabay)

The bill (S-2991) requires the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management to establish a process to evaluate and approve personal protective equipment (PPE) for use during public health emergencies. It also requires the state to develop a stockpile of equipment.

“The virus strained the resources of the health care system and there wasn’t enough ready access to equipment needed to help prevent the spread of the virus. That can’t happen again,” said Oroho (R-24). “With this bill, we can help ensure a sufficient supply of protective gloves, masks, and gowns to defend against a viral outbreak and protect medical workers and patients, and we can put New Jersey factories to work making the gear.”

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon
Senator Michael Testa
Senator Sam Thompson
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Senate Republican Budget Committee Members Pan Murphy’s Wasteful, Tax-Raising, Bait & Switch Spending Plan

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The Republican members of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee panned Governor Phil Murphy’s wasteful, tax-raising, bait and switch spending plan prior to a committee vote on the proposal:

The Republican members of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee panned Gov. Phil Murphy’s wasteful, tax-raising, bait and switch spending plan. (Pixabay)

Senate Republican Budget Officer Steven Oroho (R-24):

“During this unique crisis that has caused so much pain for our families and economy, New Jersey deserved for its leaders to work together in a transparent, collaborative, and bipartisan process that welcomed public input into how we could help the state recover through this budget,” said Oroho. “Instead, we had a superficial hearing process that didn’t even have an outline of a budget to review, the public was excluded, and the details were negotiated in a private, partisan manner that could not have been more opaque. It’s disappointing that backroom Trenton politics has won out once again.”

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Senator Joe Pennacchio
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Senator Tom Kean

Senate Republicans Launch Online Petition Urging Bipartisan Investigation of 7,000+ Deaths at Nursing & Veterans Homes, LTC Facilities

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Special Investigative Committee Would Hold Those Responsible Accountable, Develop Effective Reforms, Keep Resident Safe

Senate Republicans launched an online petition to enlist the public’s support to convince legislative leaders to allow a special bipartisan committee with subpoena power to investigate the massive loss of life in New Jersey’s nursing homes, veterans homes, and long-term care (LTC) facilities due to COVID-19.

The online petition can be signed at https://www.senatenj.com/petitions/nursinghomes/.

Senate Republicans launched an online petition to convince legislative leaders to allow a special bipartisan committee with subpoena power to investigate the massive loss of life in New Jersey’s nursing homes, veterans homes, and long-term care facilities due to COVID-19. (Flickr)

“Since May, Senate Republicans have called for a thorough, bipartisan, and transparent investigation into the massive loss of life at our long-term care facilities,” said Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean (R-21). “We believe the families and loved ones of victims deserve to hear the truth and to know that those responsible will be held accountable. Current residents deserve to know that the failures that led to thousands of deaths have been thoroughly investigated and understood, and that effective reforms have been developed and implemented to keep them safe. Unfortunately, our repeated calls for the Legislature to form a special committee with subpoena power to perform this legitimate oversight of the executive branch have been ignored. Our online petition will give the public the opportunity to send the message that the Legislature shouldn’t shirk its responsibility to protect New Jerseyans.”

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