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Senator Kristin Corrado

Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Bill Targeting Backlogs at MVC Advances

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Legislation Would Make Written Portion of Driver’s Test Available Online During Pandemic

Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado to help alleviate long delays at Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) locations during the pandemic was advanced today by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Senator Corrado’s legislation, approved today in committee, would offer the written driver’s test online and reduce long delays at motor vehicle commission locations. (SenateNJ.com)

Corrado’s bill, S-3177, requires MVC to administer the written driver’s license knowledge examination online during the COVID public health emergency.

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Singleton-Corrado Bill to Assist Homeless Veterans Passes Committee

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In an effort to combat veteran homelessness in New Jersey, the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee passed legislation today sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senator Kristin M. Corrado to expand an existing pilot program to authorize grants to purchase and rehabilitate abandoned homes for homeless veterans.

The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee passed legislation today sponsored by Sen. Troy Singleton and Sen. Kristin M. Corrado to expand an existing pilot program to authorize grants to purchase and rehabilitate abandoned homes for homeless veterans. (©iStock)

The current pilot program, established by the “New Jersey Housing Assistance for Veterans Act,” authorizes grants to eligible nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate existing primary residences of disabled or low-income veterans. The bill, S-1746, would amend the Act to expand the pilot program to include the purchase and rehabilitation of abandoned homes for homeless veterans.

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Corrado Bill Strengthening Mental Health Assistance in Schools Advances

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Legislation enhancing the availability of mental health services for students was endorsed by the Senate Education Committee today.

The Senate Education Committee today cleared Senator Corrado’s legislation to increase the availability of mental health services for school students. (SenateNJ.com)

Sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado, the bill (S-3013) adapts references in the School Funding Reform Act of 2008 and all related statutes to reflect that secure schools include provisions for supporting students’ mental health and wellbeing.

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Corrado & Bucco Commend Governor’s Order Sparing In-Person Addiction Support Meetings from New Capacity Limits

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Relieved Their Concerns Were Addressed in Executive Order Announced Monday

A little more than a week after Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Anthony M. Bucco called on the Governor to allow in-person alcohol and narcotics support group meetings to continue, Murphy issued an executive order exempting these meetings from the new 10-person indoor limit.

Senator Corrado and Senator Bucco commended Governor Murphy for responding to their request and exempting in-person 12-step-style support meetings from the 10-person cap. (SenateNJ.com)

“This sensible decision will help save lives, especially now, with increased stress levels during the pandemic and holiday season,” said Corrado (R-40). “We expressed our concerns to the Governor about the risks of preventing individuals from getting access to the help they desperately need, and I am glad we were able to persuade him to make this change.”

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Corrado, Rooney & DePhillips Highlight $4.5 Million in Local Transportation Grants

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Funds Benefit Bergen, Essex, Morris & Passaic Towns in District 40

Senator Kristin Corrado, Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, and Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips (all R-Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic) announced that $4.5 million from New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Municipal Aid Program will be allocated toward 15 infrastructure projects in Legislative District 40.

Sen. Kristin Corrado, Asm. Kevin Rooney, and Asm. Christopher DePhillips (all R-Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic) announced that $4.5 million from New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Municipal Aid Program will be allocated toward 15 infrastructure projects in Legislative District 40.           (Wikimedia Commons)

“I am pleased that over $4.5 million is being invested in Bergen, Essex, Morris, and Passaic counties to rebuild our decaying infrastructure,” said Corrado. “When New Jerseyans have the highest tax burden in the United States, it’s about time we start to see what we’re paying for. These grants represent a return on taxpayers’ investment and will help rebuild our roads to make them safer and more enjoyable.”

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Corrado & Bucco Urge Governor to Allow In-Person 12-Step Support Meetings to Continue

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Following new restrictions ordered by Governor Murphy in recent days in response to COVID-19, Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Anthony M. Bucco urged the governor to ensure that alcohol and narcotics support group meetings be allowed to continue in person regardless of any additional limitations on gatherings that might be imposed.

Sen. Kristin Corrado and Sen. Anthony M. Bucco urged Governor Murphy to ensure that alcohol and narcotics support group meetings be allowed to continue in person—regardless of any additional limitations on gatherings that might be imposed in response to COVID-19. (Pixabay)

“There are thousands of New Jersey residents in recovery who struggle with addiction every day,” said Corrado (R-40). “Many of these individuals rely on a 12-step support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, or similar organizations. It is critical that these life-saving support groups be allowed to continue to hold in-person meetings to ensure that these individuals have access to the help and counseling they depend upon.”

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Senate Approves Corrado Measure Strengthening NJ Child Care Assistance Program

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Increases Compensation for Participating Care-Providers

Senator Kristin Corrado’s bipartisan legislation revising the state’s subsidized child care assistance program cleared the Senate today.

Senator Corrado’s legislation to increase payments to child care providers and revise hourly limits on child care for school-aged children under the subsidized child care assistance program during the current school year cleared the Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

The bill (S-2908) would increase payments to child care providers and revise hourly limits on child care for school-aged children under the subsidized child care assistance program during the 2020-2021 school year.

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Senate Passes Corrado Bill Creating Grant Program for Homeless Veterans Shelters

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The New Jersey Senate has approved Senator Kristin Corrado’s bipartisan legislation to provide additional support to homeless veterans in counties lacking veterans homeless shelters.

The New Jersey Senate has approved Sen. Kristin Corrado’s bipartisan legislation to provide additional support to homeless veterans in counties lacking veterans homeless shelters. (©iStock)

“No 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 to our nation.”

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Corrado: Mandating Early Closure of Restaurants & Bars Will Hurt Small Businesses Struggling to Survive

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Senator Kristin Corrado questioned the rationale behind Governor Phil Murphy’s decision to order bars and restaurants to stop indoor dining at 10 p.m.

Sen. Kristin Corrado questioned the rationale behind Governor Phil Murphy’s decision to order bars and restaurants to suspend indoor dining at 10 p.m. (Pixabay)

“For the governor to place another arbitrary restriction on indoor dining at restaurants and bars, when they are already limited to a mere 25% capacity, is a slap in the face to small businesses struggling to survive—particularly right before the holidays,” said Corrado (R-40). “This irrational decision by Governor Murphy will impact our restaurant industry in the worst possible way.”

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Corrado Bill Bolsters State’s Child Care Assistance Program

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Bipartisan Measure Increases Compensation for Participating Care-Providers

Bipartisan Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado revising the subsidized child care assistance program cleared the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee today.

Senator Corrado sponsors bipartisan legislation that would increase payments to child care providers for school-aged children under the subsidized child care assistance program during the 2020-2021 school year. (©iStock)

The measure, S-2908, increases child care provider payments and revises hourly limits on child care for school-aged children under the subsidized child care assistance program during the 2020-2021 school year.

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