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Senator Bob Singer

Singer Reiterates Call for Statewide Response to Pop-Up Parties

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Senator Bob Singer reiterated his call for a coordinated statewide plan to help towns respond to pop-up parties following a deadly weekend in Wildwood that left two dead.

Sen. Bob Singer reiterated his call for a coordinated statewide plan to help towns respond to pop-up parties following a deadly weekend in Wildwood that left two dead. (Flickr)

“The tragic loss of life in Wildwood this weekend should serve as a wake-up call for anyone who thinks the concerns we raised about pop-up parties over the past year are overblown,” said Singer (R-30). “I hope the Administration will finally act on our request to create a task force of state and local officials who can work together to develop an effective coordinated plan to respond to future events.”

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Senator Michael Testa

Testa Calls for Comprehensive State Plan to Help Towns Respond to Pop-up Parties

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After a chaotic event in Wildwood this weekend that resulted in two deaths, Senator Michael Testa (R-1) called for the Murphy administration to work with legislators and local officials to develop a comprehensive plan to help towns respond to massive pop-up parties:

After a chaotic event in Wildwood this weekend that resulted in two deaths, Sen. Michael Testa called for the Murphy administration to work with legislators and local officials to develop a comprehensive plan to help towns respond to massive pop-up parties. (YouTube/NJ.com)

“The Murphy administration’s continued inaction in helping towns respond to pop-up parties that have overwhelmed a growing number of Shore communities is disturbing. There aren’t many small towns that can maintain public safety and effectively protect their communities when thousands of rowdy people suddenly show up with little or no warning.

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District 10

Holzapfel, McGuckin & Catalano: Murphy Delusional to Think He’s “Prepared” to Accept Illegal Immigrants from Other States

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Senator Jim Holzapfel, Assemblyman Greg McGuckin, and Assemblyman John Catalano (all R-10) said Governor Murphy is delusional if he thinks New Jersey is “prepared” to accept illegal immigrants that might be transported from other states when his administration has failed to deliver basic government services to New Jersey residents.

The 10th District’s legislators said Gov. Murphy is delusional if he thinks New Jersey is ‘prepared’ to accept illegal immigrants that might be transported from other states when his administration has failed to deliver basic government services to New Jersey residents. (Pixabay)

“Unemployment is still a mess, the MVC remains broken, and good luck getting through on the phone to file for your ANCHOR rebate,” said Holzapfel. “Frankly, the Murphy administration hasn’t even proven itself prepared to serve New Jerseyans. Instead of fixing these broken government services, Governor Murphy has focused on turning New Jersey into an expensive sanctuary state while our families, seniors, and children are left behind.”

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Senator Michael Testa

Testa Slams Murphy Administration’s Continued Threats over Sex Education

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Senator Michael Testa slammed the Murphy administration’s continued threats to school districts that refuse to implement controversial new sex education standards imposed by the State Board of Education.

Sen. Michael Testa slammed the Murphy administration’s continued threats to school districts that refuse to implement controversial new sex education standards imposed by the State Board of Education. (Pixabay)

“The revelations in the story regarding the Murphy administration’s iron fist over their ludicrous sex education standards for 8 and 9 year olds with threatening local school aid is outrageous and contemptible,” said Testa (R-1). “These threats are another piece of evidence supporting the need for passage of my Parents Bill of Rights introduced earlier this year. It is unconscionable to me that the government should use its financial power, derived from taxpayer dollars, to force local school districts to do something that parents and educators themselves don’t want.”

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Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio Bill Assisting Minority and Women Farmers Signed into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Joe Pennacchio that would establish the “New Jersey Minority, Women, and Underserved Farmer Registry,” making it easier for registered farmers to qualify for loan and assistance programs, was signed into law today by Governor Murphy.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Joe Pennacchio that would establish the “New Jersey Minority, Women, and Underserved Farmer Registry,” was signed into law today by Gov. Murphy. (Pixabay)

Pennacchio’s bill, S-772, would support women and minority farmers, and help encourage more of them to consider operating farms in the Garden State.

“I am extremely pleased that the Governor signed this bill into law today. Historically, minority and disadvantaged farmers have been neglected by programs designed to help with loans and other assistance,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “Too many have been unable to capitalize on affordable sources of financing for beginning farmers, emergency loans, and other costly expenses.”

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Senator Edward Durr

Durr Introduces “Child Protection and Anti-Mutilation Act”

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Senator Ed Durr has introduced legislation to protect children from irreversible treatments and surgeries that would change their sex, prevent or delay puberty, or result in sterilization.

Sen. Ed Durr has introduced legislation to protect children from irreversible treatments and surgeries that would change their sex, prevent or delay puberty, or result in sterilization. (Pixabay)

“Children do not have the maturity to make life-changing medical decisions that cannot be reversed,” said Durr (R-3). “We cannot discount the fact that 10-, 11-, and 12-year-old children are extremely impressionable and can be influenced by adults who may push them to make choices they cannot fully comprehend. We can protect children from unnecessary and permanent harm by delaying these important decisions until they are adults.”

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Senator Joe Pennacchio

Pennacchio Blasts Murphy Administration’s Escalating Threats Over Sex Education

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Senator Joe Pennacchio blasted the Murphy administration’s escalating threats to school districts that refuse to implement controversial new sex education standards imposed by the State Board of Education.

New Jersey Senate Republicans livestreamed an independent hearing on sex education, state curriculum mandates, and parental rights on Tuesday, August 23, 2022. (NJ Senate Republicans/YouTube)

“Districts were repeatedly told that their local communities would get to decide how sex education is taught in their kids’ classrooms, but it’s increasingly clear that wasn’t the truth,” said Pennacchio. “The districts that have decided they don’t want to teach age-inappropriate lessons required by the new state standards have just been threatened again with discipline by the Department of Education. The governor should give us a ‘crisp answer’ on exactly what those punishments will be.”

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon

O’Scanlon Attacks Example of Trenton’s “Outrageous, Arrogant, Anti-Science Overreach”

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Introduces Bill Eliminating Certain COVID Sanitization Guidelines for Hotels

Following the implementation of a 2020 law that establishes sanitization guidelines for hotels in New Jersey, forcing them to do things such as change sheets in rooms every day, Senator Declan O’Scanlon introduced legislation that would revise certain sanitization protocols for all hotels.

Following the implementation of a 2020 law establishing sanitization guidelines for hotels, forcing them to do things such as change sheets in rooms every day, Sen. Declan O’Scanlon introduced legislation that would revise certain sanitization protocols for all hotels. (Pixabay)

“The current law requiring daily sanitization of every hotel room is so completely ludicrous and unnecessary, one has to wonder if anyone actually read the bill before they came out in support of it,” said Senator O’Scanlon (R-13). “No one will catch COVID from their own, used pillowcases or sheets. Sanitizing a room during your own, continued use of it will accomplish nothing…except to INCREASE your, and hotel staff, exposure to more potentially COVID positive people. And, what about the environmental impact? The countless gallons of water that will be needed to wash millions of sheets, pillowcases, etc. across the state every day, combined with the electricity and gas needed to dry them. My bill will undo this costly and wasteful legislation that should have never been implemented in the first place.”

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District 10

10th District Legislators Plead with Governor Murphy to Allocate Funds for Beach Replenishment

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Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano have sent a letter to Governor Phil Murphy requesting that his administration allocate funds to cover costs associated with the United States Army Corps of Engineers beach replenishment project.

Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano urged Gov. Phil Murphy to allocate funds to cover costs associated with the United States Army Corps of Engineers beach replenishment project. (Flickr/USFWS)

Various shore municipalities such as Bay Head, Mantoloking, Point Pleasant Beach, Toms River, and Brick are expected to pay the remainder of the costs which total over $7.5 million and would ultimately drain local budgets.

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Senator Michael Testa

Testa Calls for Bag Law Fix Utilizing Domestic-Made Recyclable Sacks

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Senator Michael Testa today called for the complete overhaul of the state’s problematic single-use bag ban that has been in effect since the beginning of May.

Sen. Michael Testa today called for the complete overhaul of the state’s problematic single-use bag ban that has been in effect since the beginning of May. (Pixabay)

“This is another example of Trenton Democrats leaping before they looked,” said Testa (R-1). “In their zeal to appease the Governor’s political allies, they passed a flawed bill that has created more problems. It is time to go back to the drawing board and get this right.”

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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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