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Republican Budget Members Call for Murphy to Dedicate Billions for Tax Relief as State Revenues Soar

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Senate Republicans Have Already Proposed “Give It Back” Tax Rebates to Provide $4.5 Billion of Direct, Immediate Relief — More Planned

The Republican members of the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee called on Governor Phil Murphy to commit to expanding tax relief in the upcoming State Budget in advance of a revenue update from the Treasurer that is expected to show soaring tax collections that are $5 billion higher than the administration projected just two months ago.

The Republican members of the Senate Budget Committee called on Gov. Phil Murphy to expand tax relief in the upcoming State Budget as tax overcollection soar by billions. (©iStock)

“Tax collection reports make it clear that the Murphy administration must acknowledge on Thursday that his tax policies are taking at least $5 billion more out of the pockets of taxpayers than the governor projected in March, and possibly billions more,” said Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho (R-24). “When New Jersey families are struggling with soaring prices and inflation, we believe Governor Murphy must commit to giving back these overcollections immediately to families that are suffering today. We plan on expanding the ‘Give It Back’ rebates that Senate Republicans have already proposed.”

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Panel Approves Oroho Bill to Address Reckless Absentee Landlords

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho to hold accountable the absentee owners of trouble-plagued rooming and boarding houses cleared the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee today.

Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho to hold accountable the absentee owners of trouble-plagued rooming and boarding houses cleared the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. (©iStock)

“Communities and residents deserve cooperation and common decency from any operator of shared housing complexes,” said Oroho (R-24). “Unfortunately, many people who reside near problematic homes know all too well how absentee landlords can disrupt the quality of life in a neighborhood. This measure would empower towns with the proper enforcement tools to go after bad actors while helping reduce disruptive and threatening behavior.”

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Senator Holly Schepisi
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Schepisi & Oroho Introduce “Three Rs” Plan Legislation to Repeal Controversial Sex Ed Mandates

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Bill Shifts Control of Sex Education Learning Standards from Unelected Trenton Bureaucrats to Parents & Local Communities

Senator Holly Schepisi and Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho have introduced new legislation that would repeal controversial sex education mandates imposed by the New Jersey State Board of Education and shift control of learning standards in this area to parents and local communities.

Sen. Holly Schepisi and Sen. Steven Oroho introduced legislation repealing controversial sex education mandates imposed by the New Jersey State Board of Education and shifting control to parents and local communities. The bill is part of the Republican “Three Rs” plan. (©iStock)

“The current controversy over the extreme mandates imposed by unelected Trenton bureaucrats demonstrates exactly why we need to empower parents and local communities to control how sex education is taught in their children’s schools,” said Schepisi (R-39). “We believe sex education should be taught to students in an age-appropriate manner that is determined by local school boards in close consultation with parents. Different communities will likely find they have different perspectives on how best to teach sex education, and that’s okay. Under our legislation, they will have the authority to adopt learning standards that best fit the needs and concerns of their students and families without intrusive mandates from Trenton.”

Schepisi and Oroho’s new legislation, S-2524, is a key component of the “Three Rs” plan proposed by New Jersey Senate Republicans to repeal, replace, and restore to fix New Jersey’s controversial sex education and diversity and inclusion curriculum requirements.

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Oroho Calls On Democrat Majority to Pass Resolution Acknowledging the Risk to Supreme Court Justices After Home Addresses Posted Online

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N.J. Federal Judge’s Home Was Attacked in 2020, Leading to Death of Judge’s Son, Wounding of Husband

Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho said it’s unbelievable that the Biden White House refused to condemn the online posting of the home addresses of United States Supreme Court justices for protests that may be planned at the justices’ homes.

Noting that a New Jersey federal judge’s home and family were attacked recently, Sen. Steven Oroho said it’s unbelievable that the Biden White House refused to condemn the online posting of the home addresses of United States Supreme Court justices for planned protests. (Pixabay)

“Judges need to be able to do their job of considering controversial issues and cases without fear that harm might come to themselves or their families,” said Oroho (R-24). “The public needs to know that the decisions of our courts – especially the Supreme Court – are based on the impartial application of the law and not coerced through threats of violence.”

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Oroho Calls for SCI Investigation of Alleged Impropriety by Sam Wang of Princeton Gerrymandering Project During Congressional Redistricting

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Says Wang May Have Deprived the Redistricting Commission & NJ Taxpayers of His Honest Services While Being Paid with Public Funds

Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho sent a letter to the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation today urging the state watchdog to investigate claims of misconduct by Sam Wang of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project during his service as a taxpayer-funded advisor to the New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission.

Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho sent a letter to the State Commission of Investigation urging the state watchdog to investigate claims of misconduct by Sam Wang of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project during his service as a taxpayer-funded advisor to the N.J. Congressional Redistricting Commission. (SenateNJ.com)

“If the allegations are true, neither the New Jersey Congressional Redistricting Commission nor state taxpayers received the benefit of the honest services for which Sam Wang was paid with public funds,” said Oroho (R-24). “If Wang cheated to support his personal interest of helping Democrats, his actions could impact the partisan composition of New Jersey’s delegation to the United States House of Representatives and even control of Congress itself. This is extremely alarming.”

Oroho urged Governor Murphy and Democrats to join in a bipartisan effort to ensure that the allegations of wrongdoing are investigated properly.

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Oroho Hopeful Princeton University Investigation Will Address Allegations of Impropriety by Princeton Gerrymandering Project Staff

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Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho responded to news that Princeton University has launched an internal investigation into allegations of impropriety by the head of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project.

Sen. Steven Oroho responded to news that Princeton University has launched an internal investigation into allegations of impropriety by the head of the Princeton Gerrymandering Project. (SenateNJ.com)

“Princeton Gerrymandering Project has served in positions of trust as a supposedly unbiased advisor in redistricting processes in New Jersey and elsewhere,” said Oroho (R-24). “Unfortunately, it appears that trust may not have been deserved. I’m glad to learn that Princeton University is investigating the concerns that we and others have raised to help us understand the full extent of the problem.”

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Senate Republicans Propose the “Three Rs” to Fix NJ’s Broken Curriculum: Repeal, Replace & Restore

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Murphy and NJ Dems Have Eroded Parental Rights in Education, Republicans Want to “Give It Back!

Senate Republicans announced the “Three Rs” plan to fix New Jersey’s controversial new sex education and diversity and inclusion curriculum requirements: repeal, replace, and restore.

Senate Republicans announced the “Three Rs” plan to fix New Jersey’s controversial new sex education and diversity and inclusion curriculum requirements: repeal, replace, and restore. (©iStock)

“Governor Murphy and New Jersey Democrats are trying to strip away parental rights in education,” said Republican Leader Steven Oroho (R-24). “Senate Republicans want to ‘Give It Back’ and have proposed the ‘Three Rs’ to fix our children’s broken curriculum and learning standards: repeal, replace, and restore.”

The comprehensive proposal follows a public uproar as parents began to learn of the extreme new sex education and diversity and inclusion lesson requirements enacted by Democrats that New Jersey schools must begin teaching to children of all ages this fall.

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Oroho/Bucco Say BPU Cost Study of Murphy’s Energy Master Plan is Two Years Too Late

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Senators Steven Oroho and Anthony Bucco welcomed the Board of Public Utilities’ cost study of Governor Murphy’s Energy Master Plan but chastised the Administration for the unexplained two year delay.

Senators Steve Oroho and Tony Bucco welcomed the Board of Public Utilities’ cost study of Gov. Murphy’s Energy Master Plan but chastised the Administration for the unexplained two year delay. (Pixabay)

Ratepayer cost estimates for the Energy Master Plan (EMP) were scheduled to be released by the end of 2019. After a two year delay, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) finally held its initial hearing today, March 25, 2022.

“Recognizing the impracticality of the governor’s proposed Energy Master Plan since it was first announced, I have been calling on the Administration to formally investigate and quantify its real cost to New Jersey families and businesses. Although I am pleased the BPU is finally looking into this, I’m astounded that it took more than two years to do so,” said Oroho (R-24). “Anyone who has actually studied this plan with rational thought knows it is not a feasible plan at all; it is an environmental manifest as unworkable as national Democrats’ ‘Green New Deal.’ Every realistic analysis concludes it will create more problems than solutions, more questions than answers, and more burdensome costs than benefits.”

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Oroho Bill to Protect Young Victims from Sexual Extortion Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho that would establish the crime of sexual extortion to fight a growing trend that often victimizes minors was advanced today by the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Steven Oroho that would establish the crime of sexual extortion to fight a growing trend that often victimizes minors was advanced by the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Pixabay)

Sexual extortion, also referred to as sextortion, occurs when a victim is threatened or coerced into engaging in sexual activity or to provide explicit photos or videos to the offender.

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Too Many Schools Lose Again in Murphy’s Budget Mayhem

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District 24 Lawmakers Blast Dire Funding Cuts to 28 of 38 Local School Districts

Senator Steven Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space, and Assemblyman Hal Wirths today blasted Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed budget for slashing funding to most schools in the 24th Legislative District.

Senator Steven Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space, and Assemblyman Hal Wirths blasted Governor Phil Murphy’s proposed budget for slashing funding to most schools in the 24th Legislative District. (SenateNJ.com)

“There’s nothing fair with a funding formula that adds millions in state aid to certain school districts while cutting millions to others year after year,” said Senator Steven Oroho. “These funding cuts will not only result in an increase in property taxes, but cuts of this magnitude will certainly impact core educational programs for students. I’ll be working during the state budget process with my legislative colleagues who have been impacted by these devastating cuts and fight for true funding fairness for schools.”

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