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Senator Steven Oroho

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Oroho Bill to Modernize Public Contracts Passes Senate

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The Senate has passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) that would enable local entities to acquire goods and services using electronic bidding.

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

“New Jersey’s municipalities should embrace any technological tool that can increase government efficiency,” Oroho said. “Electronic procurement can help local governments streamline bidding processes. This method will save taxpayers money. It’s a smart way to utilize government resources. I hope that every local office that can use this tool will take the opportunity to do so.”

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Oroho Bill to Prevent Power Outages Passes Committee

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In light of the damage caused by numerous, disruptive storms that have ravaged much of the state in recent years, the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee has passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) that would allow electric utility companies to trim trees around power lines in order to prevent unnecessary power outages.

Sen. Oroho’s bipartisan bill would allow electric utility companies to trim trees around power lines in order to prevent unnecessary outages. (SenateNJ.com)

Senator Oroho noted that during the brutal winter season of last year, tens of thousands of New Jerseyans were left without heat, hot water, and refrigeration for days at a time.

“Overgrown branches and shrubs are often the cause of unexpected power outages. We saw firsthand the damage that falling limbs can cause during the onslaught of severe weather events in our district in recent years,” Oroho said. “We must remove the red tape that prevents utility companies from trimming trees and managing troublesome vegetation. Passing this legislation gives us an important tool in helping to protect our homes and families from dealing with widespread power outages.”

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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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