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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado: Murphy Can’t Avoid Accountability for Pandemic Failures

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Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) responded to Governor Phil Murphy’s announcement that he has hired a law firm and a consulting firm to conduct a “postmortem” review of his administration’s COVID-19 pandemic response:

Sen, Kristin Corrado said Gov. Phil Murphy’s long-delayed announcement of a ‘postmortem’ review of his administration’s COVID-19 response shows he can’t avoid some measure of accountability for his pandemic failures. (SenateNJ.com)

“It’s sad that it took nearly three years, scathing reports of continued mismanagement at our veterans homes, and the loss of federal funds for Governor Murphy to finally realize he can’t avoid some measure of accountability for his pandemic failures.

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco: Morris County Mayors Are Right to Be Upset About Spiking Health Care Premiums

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Murphy Administration Didn’t Share Information During Budget Process to Help Prevent Massive 23% Premium Increase

Senator Anthony M. Bucco said Morris County mayors are right to be upset about the looming impact of massive health insurance premium increases imposed on local governments that will squeeze budgets and drive up property taxes.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco said Morris County mayors are right to be upset about the looming impact of massive health insurance premium increases imposed on local governments that will squeeze budgets and drive up property taxes. (©iStock.com)

“The Murphy administration never hinted to mayors, legislators, or public employees that health care premiums for those enrolled in the State Health Benefits Plan would rise by more than 20% this year,” said Bucco (R-25). “It’s clear, however, that Governor Murphy knew this was coming as early as February, months before the increases were announced. Had the governor shared that knowledge with the rest of us this spring, we could have worked on a solution with mayors, local governments, and the administration as part of the State Budget adopted in June. Unfortunately, that never happened because the administration wasn’t transparent about what it knew.”

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Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio Urges Democrat Colleagues to Heed Calls for Legislative Investigation of Veterans Homes

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As a crucial federal agency began withholding payments to the troubled Menlo Park veterans home where almost 100 residents succumbed to COVID, Senator Joe Pennacchio today renewed calls on Senate Democrats to support a legislative investigation of state-run veterans homes.

As a crucial federal agency began withholding payments to the troubled Menlo Park veterans home where almost 100 residents succumbed to COVID, Sen. Joe Pennacchio renewed calls on Senate Democrats to support a legislative investigation of state-run veterans homes. (©iStock)

“My Democrat colleagues have consistently turned a blind eye to efforts to get to the bottom of issues that plagued our veterans homes and resulted in hundreds of unnecessary deaths since the start of the pandemic,” said Pennacchio (R-26), who has led the charge calling for a comprehensive legislative investigation since May 2020.

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Senator Jon Bramnick

VIDEO: Students/Parents Support Bramnick’s Bill to Teach Kids How to Deal with Grief and Loss

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Students and parents joined Senator Jon Bramnick (R-21) and Senator Joe Cryan (D-20) to share their support for bipartisan legislation (S-3330) that would require school districts to provide instruction in grades 8 to 12 on how to deal with grief and loss.

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The event was held in Mountainside on November 18, 2022, at Imagine, A Center for Coping with Loss.

Senator Mike Doherty

Doherty Named Top Conservative Lawmaker by the American Conservative Union

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Senator Michael Doherty (R-23) was honored as the top conservative lawmaker in the New Jersey Senate by the American Conservative Union. He received the “Award for Conservative Excellence” in recognition of his voting record in the 2021 legislative session.

Sen. Michael Doherty was honored as the top conservative lawmaker in the NJ Senate by the American Conservative Union and received the “Award for Conservative Excellence.” (ACU)

Senator Doherty received a 94% ranking from the American Conservative Union (ACU), the nation’s oldest conservative grassroots organization. According to the ACU scorecard, Doherty is the highest rated conservative state senator in New Jersey.

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon
Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio/O’Scanlon Call on Legislature to Immediately Enact Sales Tax Moratorium on Natural Gas, Electricity for Homes

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Say State Unfairly Profits from High Cost of Home Heating

With the cost of heating homes with natural gas up by as much as 25 percent, Senator Joe Pennacchio and Senator Declan O’Scanlon have introduced legislation to prevent state revenue from benefiting at the expense of struggling families.

With the cost of heating homes with natural gas up by as much as 25 percent, Sen. Joe Pennacchio and Sen. Declan O’Scanlon have introduced legislation to prevent state revenue from benefiting at the expense of struggling families. (©iStock)

The Senators introduced legislation (S-3354) this week that would create a winter moratorium on sales tax on natural gas and electricity for residential customers.

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Senator Bob Singer

Singer Introduces Bill Protecting Vulnerable Seniors from Predatory Practices

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Seniors could be afforded stronger legal protections to shield their estates from scammers and unworthy beneficiaries thanks to legislation recently introduced by Senator Robert Singer.

Seniors could be afforded stronger legal protections to shield their estates from scammers thanks to legislation introduced by Sen. Robert Singer. (Pixabay)

“Seniors have always been prime targets for scammers who prey on their trusting nature and easy demeanor,” said Singer (R-30). “We’ve all heard the stories—an elderly person passes away and their entire estate is left to a seemingly random caregiver. In many of these instances, the so-called caregiver took advantage of a person who was clearly in a vulnerable state. My legislation will curb this despicable behavior so that our seniors can feel confident that their estate will go to the proper beneficiaries.”

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New Jersey Senate Republicans

Senate Republicans Urge Democratic Majority to Stop Stonewalling Legislative Investigation of Veterans Home Failures

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The sixteen members of the Senate Republican caucus sent a letter today to Senate President Nicholas Scutari urging the Democratic Majority to stop stonewalling a legislative investigation of continuing failures at State-run veterans homes that have resulted in hundreds of unnecessary deaths since the start of the pandemic.

New Jersey Senate Republicans urged the Democratic Majority to stop stonewalling a legislative investigation of continuing failures at State-run veterans homes that have resulted in hundreds of unnecessary deaths since the start of the pandemic. (©iStock)

The letter follows reports of new outbreaks in the homes, additional deaths, and warnings from the federal government that Medicare and Medicaid funding could be withheld due to mismanagement that continues to leave residents at risk.

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Senate Approves Bucco Bill Keeping Federal Aid in School Districts that Educate Military Students

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony M. Bucco that would help school districts better utilize state military impact aid for the benefit of students was approved today by the Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Anthony M. Bucco that would help school districts better utilize state military impact aid for the benefit of students was approved today by the Senate. (Pixabay)

The bipartisan bill, S-3089, would allow a board of education of a school district that received unanticipated State military impact aid in the 2021-2022 school year to establish a military impact aid reserve account in its annual budget.

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Senator Jean Stanfield

Senate Clears Stanfield Resolution that Would Update Funding for Environmental Infrastructure Projects

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The New Jersey Senate advanced bipartisan legislation today sponsored by Senator Jean Stanfield that would approve the updated Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Plan of the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank (NJIB).

The New Jersey Senate advanced legislation sponsored by Sen. Jean Stanfield that would approve the updated FY2023 Financial Plan of the NJIB. (Pixabay)

“Without the modified financing provided by this bill, these expensive, but necessary environmental infrastructure projects could be postponed for years,” said Stanfield (R-8). “This funding will make sure everything is completed in a timely manner and will protect the flow of clean drinking water to communities throughout the state.”

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Republican Senators

Steven Oroho

Steven Oroho

District 24 - Republican Leader

Jon Bramnick

Jon Bramnick

District 21

Anthony M. Bucco

Anthony M. Bucco

District 25

Chris Connors

Chris Connors

District 9

Kristin Corrado

Kristin Corrado

District 40

Michael Doherty

Michael Doherty

District 23

Edward Durr

Edward Durr

District 3

Jim Holzapfel

Jim Holzapfel

District 10

Declan O'Scanlon

Declan O'Scanlon

District 13

Joe Pennacchio

Joe Pennacchio

District 26

Vince Polistina

Vince Polistina

District 2

Holly Schepisi

Holly Schepisi

District 39

Robert Singer

Robert Singer

District 30

Jean Stanfield

Jean Stanfield

District 8

Michael Testa

Michael Testa

District 1

Samuel Thompson

Samuel Thompson

District 12

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