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Senator Kristin Corrado

Senator Kristin Corrado

Senate Approves Corrado Bill to Boost “Angel Investment” in NJ’s Innovation Economy

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The New Jersey Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that would boost “angel investments” in emerging technology start-ups in New Jersey.

The New Jersey Senate passed Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation that would boost “angel investments” in the state’s emerging technology start-ups. (Pixabay)

“New Jersey has one of the most highly educated workforces in the nation,” said Corrado (R-40). “What we’re missing is a tax environment that encourages investors to put that talent to work in new tech businesses right here in the Garden State. This legislation helps fix that. I want to thank Assemblyman DePhillips for taking the lead on this important effort.”

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Corrado Bill to Boost Investment in NJ’s Innovation Economy Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that would boost investment in emerging technology start-ups in New Jersey was advanced by the Senate Economic Growth and Senate Budget & Appropriations committees today.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation that would boost investment in emerging technology start-ups in New Jersey was advanced by the Senate Economic Growth Committee. (Pixabay)

“New Jersey has one of the most highly educated workforces in the nation,” said Corrado (R-40). “What we’re missing is a tax environment that encourages investors to put that talent to work in new tech businesses right here in the Garden State. This legislation helps fix that. I want to thank Assemblyman DePhillips for taking the lead on this important effort.”

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Corrado’s Legislation Banning Pet Leasing Passes Committee

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s (R-40) legislation to ban the leasing of domestic companion animals has passed the Senate Commerce Committee.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation to ban the leasing of domestic companion animals has passed the Senate Commerce Committee. (SenateNJ.com)

“Pets are a part of the American family,” Corrado said. “I am troubled to know that people are being misled into believing they’re purchasing a high-end breed with the promise of affordable monthly payment plans, not realizing they’re actually signing a two or three-year lease that could result in their pet being repossessed. This deceptive practice of renting-to-own puppies employed by shady pet brokers is cruel and must be stopped.”

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Corrado Bill Designates February as “Career and Technical Education Month” in NJ

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) designating February as “Career and Technical Education Month” has passed the Senate Education Committee.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation designating February as “Career and Technical Education Month” has passed the Senate Education Committee. (iStock)

“Technical schools can open the door to in-demand jobs and high-paying careers,” Corrado said. “From engineering technologies to construction trades, vocational education fills a growing need for skilled workers in various industries. The designation of February as ‘Career and Technical Education Month’ will help us recognize the importance of New Jersey’s twenty-one county vo-tech schools and all they do to ready the next generation of tradespeople.”

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Singer and Corrado Legislation to Honor Veterans and their Families Passes Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (R-30) and Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) to aid and honor deceased military members and their families has passed the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Robert Singer and Sen. Kristin Corrado to aid and honor deceased military members and their families has passed the Senate. (Flickr)

“All veterans and their families deserve to be laid to rest with dignity,” Singer said. “Knowing that there are unclaimed remains of deceased veterans, their spouses, and their dependents sitting in funeral homes or being buried without honor is heartbreaking. This legislation would ensure the remains of veterans’ loved ones can be claimed by a qualifying veteran’s organization, so they can receive the proper burial they deserve.”

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Corrado Bill to Require Public Employees Convicted of Sex Offenses to Forfeit Pensions Heads to Governor’s Desk

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Any public employee or elected official who is convicted of committing a sex offense while on the job would be required to forfeit their state pension, under legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado. The bill, A-3766/S-2595 cleared the New Jersey Senate on May 30, 2019 and now heads to the Governor’s desk for final approval.

Any public employee or elected official who is convicted of committing a sex offense while on the job would be required to forfeit their state pension under a bill sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado. The legislation now heads to the Governor’s desk for final approval. (©iStock)

“Anyone who has the audacity to use their taxpayer-funded position of power to assault a coworker doesn’t deserve a state pension,” Senator Corrado (R-40) said. “Public service is about helping people and making the state you work for a better, safer place for all. Anyone who commits a crime that is contrary to that mission, whether it’s an ethics violation or a sex offense, shouldn’t be paid by the state for life. We need to confront this crisis head-on and ensure that people know there are real consequences for committing crimes in the workplace.”

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District 40 Lawmakers Fight to Change Mail-in-ballot Laws to Prevent Fraud on Election Day

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In light of new reports that State law enforcement officials are investigating a number of vote-by-mail ballots cast after polls closed in Tuesday’s Cedar Grove municipal election, District 40 lawmakers Senator Kristin Corrado and Assemblymen Kevin Rooney and Christopher DePhillips today announced that they will introduce new legislation to upgrade penalties and bar anyone from filing official and completed absentee ballots after polls close on Election Day.

The legislation, which will be formally introduced in both houses shortly, would correct action taken by Governor Murphy in 2018 that drastically changed the mail-in-ballot process in New Jersey. The new District 40 bill would apply to both primary and general elections statewide.

Following reports that vote-by-mail ballots were cast after polls closed in Tuesday’s Cedar Grove municipal election, District 40 lawmakers will introduce new legislation to upgrade penalties and bar anyone from filing official and completed absentee ballots after polls close on Election Day. (©iStock)

“Anyone who has the audacity to bang on doors at 10:30 p.m. to round up extra votes has no business serving in government. That’s an egregious violation of public trust,” Senator Corrado said. “Until we take corrective action to limit the overreach of these new mail-in-ballot laws, people like Harry Kumburis will continue to exploit the system – and they won’t always be caught on tape. There is no greater threat to our local democracy than a candidate who is so consumed by power that they will do anything to win. Let’s fix this law now, before another election is put in jeopardy.”

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Corrado Statement on Equal Pay Day 2019

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Senator Kristin M. Corrado released the following statement on Equal Pay Day:

On Equal Pay Day 2019, Sen. Kristin Corrado said she will continue to support the fight to end wage discrimination in the workplace. (Pixabay)

“Our daughters should learn about Equal Pay Day in the classroom, instead of experiencing wage discrimination in the workplace,” Senator Corrado (R-40) said. “In New Jersey, I was proud to join the fight to close the gender pay gap by voting yes on the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act last year.

“Our fight is far from over. I will continue to work to ensure a person’s gender does not play a role in the opportunities they have to succeed in the working world.”

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Corrado, Rooney & DePhillips Welcome $4 million in State Transportation Money

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Senator Kristin M. Corrado and Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher P. DePhillips today received news from the New Jersey State Department of Transportation that municipalities in the 40th Legislative District will receive more than $4.3 million for road work and improvements.

Sen. Kristin M. Corrado and Assemblymen Kevin J. Rooney and Christopher P. DePhillips welcome news that municipalities in their Legislative district will receive more than $4.3 million for road work and improvements. (Wikimedia Commons)

“New Jersey’s dense population, combined with our harsh winter weather requires continuous upkeep of our roads and bridges,” Corrado said. “This much-needed state funding will help rebuild and repair the roadways we use on a daily basis. Improving the quality of our local transportation infrastructure without raising property taxes is a win-win.”

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Corrado Bill to Require Warnings Label on Rx Opioids Passes Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) requiring prescription opioid medications to include a warning sticker advising patients of the risk of addiction and overdose has passed the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado requiring prescription opioid medications to include a warning sticker advising patients of the risk of addiction and overdose has passed the New Jersey Senate. (WikiMedia)

“New Jerseyans who are prescribed opioid medications should be aware of the potential dangers every time they reach for the bottle,” Corrado said. “The unprecedented rise in opioid deaths proves that we must do more to combat the addiction crisis. The bill we passed today is a simple step, but it will save countless lives.”

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