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Senator Steven Oroho

Senator Steve Oroho

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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Senator Steve Oroho

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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Senator Anthony Bucco
Senator Joe Pennacchio
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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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Senator Kip Bateman
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Due to Sweeney’s Ban on Republican Representation, Bateman, Oroho Give Sponsorship of Vital Public Safety Bills to Norcross

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In order to protect children and families, and due to Senate President Stephen Sweeney’s ongoing ban on Republican representation, Senate Republicans Christopher “Kip” Bateman and Steven Oroho announced today that they have relinquished prime sponsorship of two vital bills to Senator Don Norcross (D-Camden).

Senator Sweeney was quoted in media reports that he would block all Senate Republican legislation indefinitely, disenfranchising some 2.5 million residents represented by Republican Senators. His move has been criticized by newspaper editorial boards across the state. For example, the South Jersey Times stated that Sweeney “has basically declared that his house won’t consider any bill sponsored by a Republican, even local measures that any good lawmaker would sponsor for his or her district.”

The Senate Republican caucus maintains the people’s needs are more important than credit or politics. A rundown of today’s legislation sponsorship changes is as follows:

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Oroho Questions Democrats’ Reversal to Deny State Pension Gains via Successful American Employers

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Senator Steve Oroho questioned today the decision by Senate Democrats to reinstate a clause in bill, S2467/S2471, that would force New Jersey to divest pension funds from thriving American companies that legally sell firearms.

“After sensibly agreeing to remove the requirement at a May 9 public meeting, Senate Democrats have reinstated the very clause that they publicly removed,” said Oroho (Sussex, Warren, Morris.) “I’m disappointed that public action taken by Democrats apparently doesn’t hold up behind closed doors.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Kean, Oroho Join Hundreds Who Urge Democrats Not to Prevent Proper Closure of Dangerous Fenimore Landfill

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. and Senator Steven Oroho, who both represent portions of Morris County, joined today hundreds of local residents and officials who are urging Democratic leaders not to cancel Monday’s vote to close the dangerous Fenimore Landfill in Roxbury Township, Morris County.

Hundreds of families and school children near the landfill face serious health risks due to the improper, overdue closure by the site’s private ownership group. Kean and Oroho sent a letter today to Senator Richard Codey, urging him to support legislative remedy S2617, sponsored by fellow Morris County Senators Anthony Bucco and Joe Pennacchio.

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Senate Advances Oroho Measure to Facilitate Charitable Donations in NJ

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The Senate unanimously passed today legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) to facilitate charitable donations in New Jersey.

“If someone from another state wants to give to a New Jersey charity, that doesn’t make them a New Jersey resident and it should not subject them to New Jersey’s income tax,” Oroho said. “There should be a tax benefit, not penalty for people who donate to charitable causes in this state.”

Oroho’s bipartisan Senate bill 2532 disallows the Division of Taxation to consider a person’s charitable contributions as a factor in determining one’s income tax obligations.

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Oroho, McHose & Space Urge Action on Bill to Address Rising Healthcare Costs of Inmates

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Bill Idea Generated by Warren County Sheriff

Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose and Assemblyman Parker Space (all R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) urged legislative passage of a bill to address the increasingly expensive cost of providing healthcare to New Jersey’s inmate population. The measure was drafted in response to an issue that Warren County Sheriff David Gallant brought up during a local officials meeting with the three legislators.

“The Legislature should act to help counties control burgeoning inmate healthcare costs at county jails,” said Senator Oroho. “It is foolish to expect that when an inmate is not covered by health insurance, their healthcare will be fully covered by liens against the incarcerated’s income or property. We know the burden all too often falls on the taxpayer.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Kean, Oroho Urge Action to Continue NJ Job Growth

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr. and Economic Growth Committee Member Senator Steven Oroho stated the following in response to today’s announcement of New Jersey’s continued private-sector job growth:

“Gaining 10,000 private-sector jobs a month is certainly something to boast, especially in a state where employers pay too much for government and are confined in a straight jacket of regulations,” said Kean (R-Union).

“Another month of steady job gains proves that New   Jersey’s economy is on the right track,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris), a member of the bipartisan Red Tape Review Commission. “There are certainly more job recovery efforts we need to undertake to enhance our state’s competitiveness in order to regain the hundreds of thousands of jobs lost before Governor Christie took office.”

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Oroho Law Will Require Direct Deposit For State Employees

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A cost-cutting measure sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) requiring direct deposit for all state employee compensation starting July 1, 2014 was signed into law today by Governor Chris Christie. This law allows local government entities to opt for direct deposit for its workforce and Senator Oroho strongly encourages them to do so.

“Governments must get the most out of every public dollar,” said Senator Oroho. “All local government entities should join in this overdue initiative to save New Jersey taxpayers millions of dollars a year in unnecessary costs.”

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