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State Funds Will Pave Way for Road Improvements in LD24

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Grants Will Help Towns From Having To Raise Property Taxes To Fund Local Road Projects

Senator Steve Oroho, Assemblyman Parker Space and Assemblyman Hal Wirths (all R-Sussex, Warren, Morris) welcomed word of more than $5 million from the state’s Transportation Trust Fund to help pay for 34 road construction projects in Legislative District 24.

Sen. Steve Oroho, Asm. Parker Space and Asm. Hal Wirths welcomed word of more than $5 million from the state’s Transportation Trust Fund to help pay for 34 road construction projects in Legislative District 24. (SenateNJ.com)

The Fiscal Year 2022 Municipal Aid grants announced today include $5,211,064 for projects to resurface and improve roadways, improve safety and traffic flow, and upgrade intersections within the Sussex, Warren and Morris towns located in Legislative District 24.

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Senator Mike Doherty

Doherty: Murphy’s Vaccine Mandate Intentions are Clear

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Governor Murphy has publicly insisted he had no immediate plans to invoke more restrictive COVID mandates similar to what New York City Major Bill de Blasio has done, but Senator Mike Doherty isn’t buying it.

Sen. Mike Doherty warns that New Jersey residents should not be surprised if Gov. Murphy mandates vaccines in early November. (SenateNJ.com)

“Nobody should be shocked if the Governor implements DeBlasio-style vaccine and vaccine passport mandates two days after the election,” said Doherty (R-23). “He’s not honest enough to tell New Jerseyans the truth, but that’s exactly what he wants to do. Murphy regards state residents as rubes that he can easily fool.”

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Senator Joe Pennacchio

In the Murphy Administration the Truth was the First Casualty of COVID

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Once Again, the Administration’s COVID Policies are Shown to be Based More on Political Science Than Health Sciences

A bombshell video released Monday by Project Veritas uncovered alarming revelations from inside Governor Murphy’s re-election campaign.

Sen. Joe Pennacchio blasted Gov. Murphy’s treatment of New Jersey residents after a bombshell video released by Project Veritas uncovered alarming revelations from inside Governor Murphy’s re-election campaign. (Project Veritas Action/Youtube)

In the recording, two individuals with close ties to the campaign, including a woman identified as a senior advisor for the Governor, explained that Murphy planned to enact vaccine mandates after he sealed up the election.

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New Jersey Senate Republicans

Senate Republicans Fight Democrats’ Effort to Restrict Public Access to NJ State House

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Senate Republicans are fighting back against an effort by Senate and Assembly Democrats and the Murphy administration to restrict public access to the New Jersey State House and the legislative process.

Senate Republicans are fighting back against an effort by Senate and Assembly Democrats and the Murphy administration to restrict public access to the New Jersey State House and the legislative process. (SenateNJ.com)

The entire caucus signed a letter (click here for PDF) to Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin opposing a plan to impose strict COVID-19 vaccination or testing requirements for access to the Capitol Complex that would apply to the public, legislators, and staff.

The letter from Senate Republicans was sent in advance of a hastily scheduled vote on the proposal by the Joint Management Commission (JMC) that is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday morning (click here to watch live).

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco Hopeful Murphy Pressed Biden to Restore SALT Deduction

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Governor Murphy spent Monday morning with President Joe Biden at the groundbreaking for the Portal North Bridge, and Senator Anthony M. Bucco said he hoped the two discussed the urgent need to repeal the federal cap on state and local tax deductions.

Sen. Anthony Bucco said the Governor should have taken the opportunity to encourage President Biden to repeal the cap on the state and local tax deduction. (Flickr)

“The Portal Bridge is a crucial component to the Gateway transportation project and restoring the full SALT deduction is crucial to the fiscal stability of families all across our high-tax state,” said Bucco (R-25). “New Jersey taxpayers are crushed with some of the most aggressive property taxes in the nation, and the SALT deduction allowed people to recoup some of the money. The cap adds insult to injury to hard-working taxpayers who are severely limited in how much they can deduct at tax time.”

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Senator Michael Testa

Testa Earns NJ Chamber’s Legislator of the Year Award

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Senator Michael Testa will receive the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce’s biannual Legislator of the Year Award during an event tonight in Holmdel.

Senator Michael Testa (second from left), shown kicking off his Business Recovery Tour in Cape May in March of this year, will be honored as Legislator of the Year by the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce. (SenateNJ.com)

Testa, an influential first-term Senator representing Legislative District 1, will be joined by honorees from the public and private sectors for “leading New Jersey through the pandemic and outstanding support of business and economic growth in the Garden State” during the Chamber’s Legislative and Business Awards Reception at the Bell Works center.

“Every New Jersey resident can benefit from a strong, vibrant state economy,” said Testa. “I am proud of my efforts on behalf of crucial job-creators and the families that rely on them for good jobs, career opportunities and income, and I’m humbled to receive this award from the New Jersey Chamber.”

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District 1

District 1 Legislators Aggravated by Murphy’s Closed Offices

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Legislative District 1 lawmakers expressed frustration with the Murphy Administration as many state facilities, including Motor Vehicle Commission   and Department of Labor sites remain closed.

Murphy’s Motor Vehicle Commission has been a source of public frustration throughout the pandemic, and the LD1 legislators are frustrated MVC sites are not yet fully open. (SenateNJ.com)

All state workers were expected to be back on the job this week, fully vaccinated or subject to weekly COVID testing, but the Governor backed off his original orders and delayed the return to work for many agencies.

“Closed state offices have become all too familiar, and the whole thing is exasperating,” said Senator Michael Testa. “The citizens of New Jersey deserve better. This clearly isn’t the ‘stronger and fairer’ picture that Murphy is painting.

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Disappointed by Murphy’s Failure to Meet Deadline to Reopen State Government

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Administration Says Unemployment Offices May Not Open Until “Some Point in 2022”

Senator Kristin Corrado expressed her disappointment at Governor Phil Murphy’s failure to meet his self-imposed deadline for reopening all of State government yesterday.

Sen. Kristin Corrado expressed her disappointment at Gov. Phil Murphy’s failure to meet his self-imposed deadline for reopening all of State government yesterday. (Wikipedia)

“I’m disappointed but not surprised that Governor Murphy failed to live up to his promise to reopen all of the State government services that have been closed since the start of the pandemic,” said Corrado (R-40). “When everything in the private sector is open, the continuing closure of important State offices, including unemployment centers, sends a message that the Murphy administration doesn’t care that lots of people need help. There’s a clear disconnect between the governor’s priorities and what New Jerseyans actually need.”

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Senator Michael Testa

Testa Blasts Murphy for Increasing Taxes on Working Poor to Write Checks to Illegals

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Mere months before a double-digit increase in the payroll tax on workers, the Murphy Administration announced plans for a $40 million give-away program for illegal immigrants.

Sen. Michael Testa chided the Governor for a plan to give $40M to illegal immigrants only months before a $40M tax on low-income workers goes into effect. (Pixabay)

Recently, it was revealed a web site operated by the Department of Human Services will help distribute taxpayer money to immigrants who failed to qualify to federal stimulus payments because they are here illegally.

“The Governor’s priorities are convoluted and unjustifiable. He should have avoided this regressive tax increase on low-income earners. Instead, he clobbered the working poor so he could write checks to illegals,” said Senator Michael Testa (R-1).

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado: How will the Murphy Administration Ensure the Integrity of our Upcoming Election?

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In a letter to Secretary of State Tahesha Way, Senator Kristin Corrado today called on the Murphy Administration to make sure appropriate protocols are in place to ensure the integrity and security of the upcoming general election, particularly with the implementation of new voting machines and early voting.

Sen. Kristin Corrado today called on the Murphy Administration to make sure appropriate protocols are in place to ensure the integrity and security of the upcoming general election. (©iStock)

“Since September 2020, I have written several letters to New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way to request that the election process be made fully transparent while ensuring both County Clerks and the Board of Elections can deliver fair and accurate election results,” said Corrado (R-40). “I have heard from many constituents who are justifiably concerned about the numerous cases of voter fraud, ballot tampering, incorrect counting, and postal issues over the past year. We need to ensure the accuracy and fairness of the many crucial local, county, state, and federal elections so the rightful winners may represent the people of New Jersey.”

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Republican Senators

Tom Kean

District 21 - Republican Leader

Kip Bateman

District 16

Anthony M. Bucco

District 25

Chris Connors

District 9

Kristin Corrado

District 40

Michael Doherty

District 23

Jim Holzapfel

District 10

Steven Oroho

District 24

Declan O'Scanlon

District 13

Joe Pennacchio

District 26

Holly Schepisi

District 39

Robert Singer

District 30

Michael Testa

District 1

Samuel Thompson

District 12

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