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Senator Kristin Corrado

Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Introduces Bill to Ax the Mask Sales Tax

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Mandatory Masks for Public Use Are Taxed in New Jersey

Senator Kristin Corrado plans to introduce legislation to end the taxation of masks in New Jersey for the general public.

Governor Phil Murphy’s executive orders require New Jerseyans to wear masks indoors and outside if they cannot properly social distance.

Sen. Kristin Corrado plans to introduce legislation to end the taxation of masks for the general public. (Pixabay)

“In the age of COVID, masks are now essential goods, not a luxury product. In typical New Jersey fashion, there’s a tax for this new necessity,” said Corrado (R-40). “My common-sense measure would exempt masks from this regressive tax that disproportionately impacts middle-class and low-income residents.”

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Corrado Introduces Measure to Create Voter Fraud Task Force

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To assist in upholding the integrity of New Jersey elections, Senator Kristin Corrado has introduced legislation to establish a Voter Fraud Task Force.

To assist in upholding the integrity of New Jersey elections, Sen. Kristin Corrado has introduced legislation to establish a Voter Fraud Task Force. (SenateNJ.com)

“Voter fraud is an all too real issue that can undermine the integrity of New Jersey’s elections,” said Corrado (R-40). “As recent cases in Paterson and Atlantic City have demonstrated, vote-by-mail ballots have been targeted for abuse. It’s crucial that we continue to take steps to ensure that our democratic elections remain free and fair.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado: Update on Senior Freeze Benefits and Homestead Benefit Programs

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Senator Kristin M. Corrado provided the following update on the Senior Freeze – Property Tax Reimbursement and Homestead Benefit programs.

The graphic above was posted on the NJ Division of Taxation website on Thursday, October 1, 2020 under “Property Tax Relief – Budget Information.” (NJ Division of Taxation)

“Many constituents have reached out via phone and email asking for more information regarding New Jersey’s Senior Freeze program. Our State’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget fully funds the 2019 Senior Freeze program,” said Corrado (R-40). “Payments to eligible taxpayers began just last week.”

“As for the Homestead Rebate program, this would typically show up as credits on property tax bills in May and November. However, due to delays by Governor Phil Murphy’s administration, credits will not be reflected on November bills. According to the Division of Taxation, homestead rebate credits will resume beginning in May 2021.”

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Corrado Bill Creating Grant Program for Homeless Veterans Shelters Advances

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s measure to provide additional support to homeless veterans in counties lacking veterans homeless shelters has been advanced by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s measure to provide additional support to homeless veterans in counties lacking veterans homeless shelters has advanced. (SenateNJ.com)

“No United States veteran, especially those who have fallen on hard times, deserve to sleep on the streets,” said Corrado (R-40). “I am committed to ensuring these brave men and women have the access to necessary support in counties that currently do not have structures in place to provide shelter. Helping our most vulnerable veterans get back on their feet is the least we can do to thank them for their service and sacrifices.”

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Corrado Measure to Establish College Mental Health Services Grant Program Advances

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s legislation to improve access to mental health services on college campuses has been advanced by the Senate Higher Education Committee.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation to improve access to mental health services on college campuses has advanced. (SenateNJ.com)

“Now more than ever, we need to empower New Jersey’s colleges and universities with the tools to protect the mental health and well-being of every student,” said Corrado (R-40). “The demand and necessity for mental health services and support for students on college campuses have increased significantly in recent years. Whether it’s stress due to a big exam, dealing with family issues at home, or anxiety over the job hunt due to the pandemic, boosting mental healthcare services will help students continue their education while working through their struggles.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

More Veterans Would Qualify for NJ Civil Service Job Preferences Under Corrado Bill

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Veterans qualify for hiring preferences for civil service jobs in New Jersey, and bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado clarifying eligibility requirements was advanced today by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Senator Corrado’s bill amends the definition of veteran for civil service preferences, paving the way for more former service members to qualify for jobs. (©iStock)

The bill, S-2968, amends the definition of veteran for the civil service hiring preferences by removing the requirement of specific lengths of service time, and broadens the locations designated for eligibility.

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Senator Joe Pennacchio
Senator Kristin Corrado
Senator Steve Oroho

Pennacchio, Corrado & Oroho Welcome New Leadership at New Jersey’s Veterans’ Homes

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Call for More Accountability and Transparency in Wake of Tragic COVID Outbreaks

After news of a leadership shake-up at the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Senator Joe Pennacchio, Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Steve Oroho called the changes “necessary and long over-due.”

After news of a leadership shake-up at the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs, Senator Pennacchio, Senator Corrado and Senator Oroho called the changes ‘necessary and long over-due.’ (SenateNJ.com)

“While I am pleased this is an attempt to address some of the administration’s failures, there still is much work to be done after the disastrous COVID toll in all of our nursing homes,” said Pennacchio (R-26). “An independent legislative review, a Senate Select Committee with subpoena powers, is still necessary to determine how more than 7,100 people died in nursing homes across the state to ensure it doesn’t happen again.”

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Corrado & DePhillips Call for Safe Return of Youth Hockey

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Say USA Hockey Guidelines Offer Roadmap for Games During Pandemic

Senator Kristin Corrado and Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips are urging the Murphy Administration to loosen restrictions on indoor athletics and allow ice hockey games to resume.

Senator Corrado and Assemblyman DePhillips are urging the Murphy Administration to loosen restrictions and allow ice hockey games to resume. (Pixabay)

“Ice Hockey is caught up in confusing COVID rules coming out of Trenton,” said Corrado (R-40). “The emphasis on public health is understandable, but the evidence indicates hockey games can be played with minimal risk. Players, coaches, officials and parents can all safely come to the rink for games and follow sensible precautions. If they consider the data, the Administration will see the competition ban on hockey in unwarranted.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
Senator Kristin Corrado

Bucco/Corrado Bill Would Suspend Automatic Voter Registration Following Reports of Duplicate Ballots

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Some Visitors to MVC Now Registered to Vote More Than Once

Senator Anthony M. Bucco has introduced legislation, which Senator Kristin Corrado will join as a prime sponsor, that would suspend automatic voter registration at State government agencies in response to evidence that some voters are receiving multiple ballots after visits to the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC).

New legislation by Sen. Tony Bucco and Sen. Kristin Corrado would suspend automatic voter registration at State government agencies in response to evidence that some voters are receiving multiple ballots after visits to MVC agencies. (SenateNJ.com)

“When automatic voter registration was enacted, we raised red flags that New Jersey’s creaky voter database wasn’t designed to filter duplicate registrations submitted by a slew of government agencies,” said Bucco (R-25). “We now have confirmation from election officials that many of the duplicate ballots that voters have reported receiving can be traced directly to automatic voter registration at the MVC. After our warnings, this shouldn’t be a shock to anyone.”

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon
Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado and O’Scanlon: Shut Down the Scandal-Ridden SDA

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Amid new allegations of nepotism and cronyism, Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Declan O’Scanlon called for the closure of the New Jersey Schools Development Authority (SDA).

Amid new allegations of nepotism and cronyism, Sen. Kristin Corrado and Sen. Declan O’Scanlon called for the closure of the New Jersey SDA. (SenateNJ.com)

“To quote Ronald Reagan, ‘a government bureau is the nearest thing to eternal life we’ll ever see on this earth.’” said Corrado (R-40). “After news of this latest scandal and subsequent lawsuit, the School Development Authority is past the point of no return. I stand with Senate President Sweeney and call for the termination of this corrupt entity that has demonstrated its existence achieves more harm than good.”

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