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Senator Steven Oroho

Senator Steve Oroho

Oroho-McHose-Space: Time for Democrats to Stop Blocking Bill to Prevent Lobbyists from Collecting State Employee Pensions

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In response to a media report today that shows lobbyists, who represent associations of counties, cities and school boards, receive public pensions in 20 states, including New Jersey, Sen. Steve Oroho and Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose and Assemblyman Parker Space said it’s time for the Legislature to end this outrageous practice.

“One of the reasons New Jersey’s public employee pension system was on the verge of collapse is because of ridiculous policies like this that allow government pensions to be paid to private organizations,” said McHose, R-Sussex, Warren and Morris. “While we have made excellent reforms to save the system, more are needed. Steve, Parker and I sponsor legislation to eliminate this ludicrous practice, but Democrats have stalled our efforts to end this special treatment for lobbyists which puts a huge drain on the system. It’s time for our colleagues on the other side of the aisle to stop protecting special interests and instead do what is in the best interests of taxpayers.”

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Oroho Measure to Facilitate Shared Services Advanced by Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho to ensure that certain statutorily-required municipal officials do not impede shared services agreements between municipalities as a means of controlling property taxes was advanced by the full Senate today.

“We need to give municipalities every opportunity to share services in order to cut costs, eliminate redundancies and most importantly lessen the burden on taxpayers,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “Many towns could save significant dollars each year by agreeing to share services for positions they are currently required to have, like an assessor and tax collector.”

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Governor Signs Oroho, McHose & Space Bill To Benefit Rutherfurd Hall

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Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose and Assemblyman Parker Space, R-Sussex, Warren, Morris, released the following statement upon the signing into law of A-4113/S-2788, which appropriates $1,393,084 from the Historic Preservation Fund to provide historic site management grants for select historic preservation projects. The legislation included $50,000 to the Allamuchy Township Board of Education for a preservation planning project at Rutherfurd Hall.

“Rutherfurd Hall is a gem of Warren County and the state with its rich history. We are blessed to live in northwestern New Jersey with so many historic and natural treasures such as Rutherfurd Hall. We are pleased to help protect these treasures and promote them to bring in resources and promote tourism in the region.”

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Statements from Oroho, McHose & Space on Free School Lunch Program Report

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Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblywoman Alison McHose and Assemblyman Parker Space, all R-24, issued the following statements regarding today’s report issued by state Comptroller Matt Boxer on an audit revealing false income information being supplied by applicants for the Free School Lunch Program.

Oroho: “Taxpayers across the state should be outraged over the findings contained in this audit. The deceit involved in the application process is outrageous as are the excuses offered by the applicants. Deliberately understating a family’s income cheats other school districts in receiving aid. I agree with the comptroller’s recommendation that the Corzine school aid funding formula needs to be changed. Today’s audit and the one issued two years totally support that necessity.”

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Senate Republicans Urge Democrats to Finish the Job on Taxes, Stop Exodus to NC

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New Jersey Senate Republicans renewed their calls today for legislative Democrats to allow long overdue tax cut and consistency reforms that are more necessary than ever given a monumental reduction plan that is about to be made law by competitor state North Carolina.

On Wednesday, North Carolina’s General Assembly positioned the state to grab even more families and jobs from New Jersey by passing their “Tax Simplification and Reduction Act,” which is expected to be swiftly signed by Gov. Pat McCrory.

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Senator Tom Kean

Kean, Oroho Urge Democrats To Enact Tax Cut Reforms, Lest More Families, Employers Flock to NC

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Given North Carolina’s major tax reforms expected to be passed today, Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. and Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee member Steven Oroho urged Trenton Democrats to move in a bipartisan fashion to adopt overdue tax cuts and restructuring measures for the people of New Jersey.

On Monday, North Carolina’s Republican governor announced an agreement with that state’s legislature on sweeping tax reforms that will position the Tar Heel State to grab even more jobs and families from the Garden State. North Carolina’s “Tax Simplification and Reduction Act” is expected to be advanced to Gov. Pat McCrory today by that state’s General Assembly.

“Tax cuts and rate overhauls authored by state leaders in North Carolina mirror proposals created by Senate Republicans and Gov. Chris Christie to make New Jersey more affordable for families and attractive to job creators,” said Kean (R-Union, Somerset, Morris). “If Senate Democrats continue to block tax cuts and legislation sponsored by Republicans and Democrats, then New Jersey can expect to endure a continuation of outmigration that is splitting up families and chasing innovators away to our competition states, namely North Carolina, which has significantly lower business and personal tax rates.”

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Christie Signs Oroho Measure to Reduce Tax Burden on Businesses

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to avert a substantial tax on New Jersey businesses has been signed into law.

“By reducing unemployment insurance tax rates for the upcoming fiscal year, this measure allows employers to continue adding jobs and increases the state’s competitive economic position,” said Oroho, a member of the Senate Economic Growth and Budget committees.

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Oroho Measure to Facilitate Charitable Donations Signed Into Law

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Governor Christie today signed into law legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to facilitate charitable donations in New Jersey.

“We should encourage donations to charities in New Jersey, not penalize a person’s generosity,” said Oroho. “If someone from another state wants to give to a charitable cause here it doesn’t make them a resident of New Jersey and they should not be faced with paying New Jersey income tax because of their good will.”

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Oroho: Fiscally Responsible Budget Grows Jobs Not Government

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Senate Republican Budget and Appropriations Committee member Steve Oroho applauded Senate approval of a fiscally responsible budget that looks to the long term health of the state.

“This budget shows that with responsible leadership we can make government work effectively to better New Jersey through economic growth and a better education for our children,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “It’s refreshing to see a spending plan that positions the state to add new business and jobs rather than to add more waste in Trenton.

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Bucco, Pennacchio, Oroho: State Budget Approach is a Positive Sign

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Senators: Christie-Led Budget Compromise Validates How the People Feel About NJ’s Turnaround

Senate Republican Budget and Appropriation Committee members Anthony Bucco, Steve Oroho and Joe Pennacchio issued the following statements regarding today’s FY 2014 budget advancement:

“This budget is a positive sign that Democrats in this legislature are now all on board with New Jersey’s economic turnaround led by the Christie administration, which has revenues and private sector job gains growing each month,” said Budget Officer Bucco (R-Morris). “It’s unfortunate the budget lacks a much-needed tax cut and an opportunity scholarship program, but it proves that together we can position this state for economic growth instead of growth in government. It is a good step to show that we can make government spend within its means at all levels, just as New Jersey families and employers must do.”

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