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Senator Joe Kyrillos

Senator Joe Kyrillos

Kyrillos Pleased by Local Transportation Investments

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State Senator Joe Kyrillos (R- Monmouth/Middlesex) is pleased to report that New Jersey DOT’s FY 2012 Capital Program includes investments of $39 million in District 13 transportation projects:

“Despite a difficult economy and limited revenues, it is important that New Jersey make investments in its transportation infrastructure,” said Senator Kyrillos. “We are the most densely populated state in the union, and our economic future is dependent upon a modern and well maintained transportation network. DOT’s plan not only means convenience for commuters, it means jobs for New Jersey.”

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Kyrillos Statement on Jersey City Sick Leave Bond

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State Senator Joe Kyrillos (R- Monmouth/Middlesex) responded to reports that Jersey City will issue bonds to pay for $9 million in supplemental compensation payments this year by calling for an immediate vote to end unused sick leave payouts for public employees:

“Today, we saw the clearest example yet of how the Majority’s refusal to enact meaningful sick leave reform is costing the taxpayers of New Jersey. That Jersey City is forced to pay $9 million in unused leave benefits in a single year rather than controlling taxes and improving services is bad enough. That they must issue bonds and incur interest on that liability is outrageous- akin to a family taking out a loan to pay for their groceries.

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Kyrillos/Cardinale Bill to Reform Estate Tax Will Create Jobs, Keep Taxpayers in State

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Bill Would Give Incentives to Entrepreneurs to Create Jobs, Stop Revenue Loss to Other States

Senators Joe Kyrillos (R-13) and Gerald Cardinale (R-39) introduced legislation earlier this month that would make New Jersey more competitive for small businesses and hospitable to retirees.

The bill, S-2778, would increase the filing limit for the estate tax to $1 million. Currently, returns for the estate tax must be filed if the estate is in excess of $675,000.

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Kyrillos: “Shared Services, Tax Relief Denied by Legislature’s Inaction”

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Calls for Vote on Legislation Enabling County/Local Shared Services

Senator Joe Kyrillos (R- Monmouth/Middlesex) today said that property tax relief is being held hostage by inaction on legislation enabling shared services among local governments. Kyrillos is the sponsor of S-2024, a Toolkit bill which permits necessary personnel reductions for local governments that consolidate services.

“There is no incentive for local governments to share services unless they are able to combine workforces,” said Kyrillos. “Shared services will offer substantial savings to taxpayers, but only if the departments that are combined also see a net reduction in personnel through layoffs. It is time for Legislative leadership to put partisanship and rivalry toward the Governor aside and post this property tax relief measure for a vote.”

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Video: Sen. Kyrillos on Fox Business Talking About Need for Civil Service, Pension and Benefit Reform

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Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-13) appeared on Varney and Co. on Fox Business to talk about the need to reform New Jersey’s outdated civil service laws and make changes to public worker pension and health benefits that taxpayers can no longer afford.

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Kyrillos: “A.C. Sick Leave Payouts Should Make Taxpayers Ill”

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Renews Calls to Pass Meaningful Sick Leave Caps

Following reports that Atlantic City used the proceeds gained from large scale police and fire layoffs to finance payouts of unused leave to city employees upon retirement, Senator Joe Kyrillos (R- Monmouth/Middlesex) again renewed his call for the Senate to pass comprehensive caps on unused sick leave for public employees.

“Sick leave should be used as time off when one is sick, not hoarded and cashed out as a parting gift upon retirement,” said Kyrillos. “There is simply no reason any municipality should be forced to lay off public safety workers to pay for the unused sick time of those lucky enough to keep their jobs. The amounts paid to certain employees are also startling: sixteen workers receiving in excess of $100,000 and in some cases, $200,000. Any employee who believes that sick leave payments this large are reasonable should seriously re-examine his or her choice to enter public service.”

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Kyrillos: “U.S. Supreme Court Wrong to Protect Hate Speech at Military Funerals”

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Senator Joe Kyrillos (R- Monmouth/Middlesex) issued the following statement in outrage of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 8-1 decision to protect the rights of hate groups to protest at military funerals:

“As any American, I support the First Amendment,” said Kyrillos, “but I simply do not believe that the Constitution protects the ability of bigots and hate mongers to violate the sanctity of a service member’s funeral. These protests do irreparable and deliberate harm to the families and loved ones of the fallen.

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Kyrillos Legislation Streamlining Economic Development Permitting Now Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Kyrillos (R- Monmouth/Middlesex) intended to encourage economic development is now law. The bill, S-6, which streamlines state and local business permitting for economic development projects, was signed yesterday by Governor Chris Christie:

“Economic development projects are hard enough for investors to get off the ground, and government should not needlessly add to that burden,” said Kyrillos. “By streamlining the permitting process where possible and appropriate at every level of government, we can make New Jersey that much more attractive to investors and the jobs they create.”

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Kyrillos Commends Action on SCAT Employees

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Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth/Middlesex) today noted the Monmouth County Freeholders swift disciplinary action against workers involved in last week’s ‘sick-out’ of SCAT bus drivers:

“The Freeholders did the right thing by immediately suspending three individuals who called out sick on Friday, February 25th, only to be caught on camera at a protest in Trenton,” Kyrillos said. “The actions of these employees and others, who organized a disruption of bus service, endangered the well-being of SCAT’s developmentally disabled and elderly clients. It is my hope that county officials will summarily be able to ascertain if others were absent without proper excuse and take appropriate action.”

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Kyrillos to Seek Vote on Unused Sick Leave Reform

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In an effort to offer relief to property taxpayers and prevent public safety layoffs, Senator Joe Kyrillos (R- Monmouth/Middlesex) will attempt to force consideration of the Governor’s conditional veto of S-2220, which eliminates payouts of unused sick time for public employees, at tomorrow’s Senate session.

“Rather than trying to override the Governor on bills the Majority cannot find the funds to support, the Senate should be passing unfinished toolkit legislation that will help avert public safety layoffs and property tax increases,” Kyrillos said. “Sick leave cash outs present an enormous strain on local government budgets that must be stopped. The Governor is absolutely right in requiring that these cash outs be phased out for all employees, current and future, in his veto message. Sick leave should be used when you are sick, not as a cash gift upon retirement.”

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