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Senator Kristin Corrado

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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Corrado Measure to Assist Individuals on Autism Spectrum During Traffic Stops Advances

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s legislation to help individuals with autism spectrum disorder to avoid unnecessary confusion with law enforcement during traffic stops has been advanced by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation to help individuals with autism spectrum disorder to avoid unnecessary confusion with law enforcement during traffic stops has advanced. (Flickr)

“When pulled over for a routine traffic stop, we want to ensure that both the driver and police officer have a positive and constructive interaction,” said Corrado (R-40). “This blue envelope is a simple way that adults on the spectrum could safely disclose their autism to law enforcement. This can prevent unnecessary confusion and deescalate stressful encounters while ensuring the safety and security of all involved.”

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Senator Michael Testa

Corrado and Testa: Why Won’t Gov. Murphy Admit There’s a Problem with VBM?

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In response to news that 200 mail-in ballots were found next to a dumpster this weekend, Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Michael Testa urged Governor Phil Murphy to acknowledge the recurring problems with vote-by-mail ballots and to allow New Jerseyans to vote securely in person on voting machines this November.

In response to news that 200 mail-in ballots were found next to a dumpster, Sens. Kristin Corrado and Michael Testa urged Gov. Phil Murphy to acknowledge the recurring problems with VBM ballots. (SenateNJ.com)

“How many examples do we need of improper handling of ballots before the governor will admit there’s a problem and take action?” asked Corrado (R-40). “In this case, had the dumped mail not been reported, there’s a good chance more than 200 voters would not have received their ballots for the upcoming presidential election. This latest issue is simply more proof that voters deserve the opportunity to vote securely on a machine at their regular polling place on Election Day.”

“As if the many glaring failures during the primary election were not enough, we have yet another example of how the mail-in ballot process can and surely will disenfranchise voters,” said Testa (R-1). “Whether it’s intentional or not, it’s clear that many ballots are not reaching registered voters due to a multitude of issues. Governor Murphy can resolve the problems with mail-in ballots today by allowing our citizens to vote as how they always have – in person, in a voting booth.”

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Now Law: Corrado Resolution Designates September as Infant ‘Safe Haven Awareness Month’

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s legislation to help prevent unsafe infant abandonments and deaths by increasing awareness of New Jersey’s Safe Haven laws has been signed into law.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation to help prevent unsafe infant abandonments and deaths by increasing awareness of NJ’s Safe Haven laws has been signed into law. (NJSafeHaven.org)

“We’ve all read the tragic news stories of unprepared parents abandoning their newborn in dangerous and sometimes deadly manners,” said Corrado (R-40). “New Jersey has laws in place that allow the safe, legal, and anonymous drop-off of infants at hospital emergency rooms, police, fire, or EMS stations staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The more people we can make aware of this life-saving program, the more babies will be rescued.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Corrado/Oroho: Corruption Watchdog Confirms State Agency Is Patronage Pit Under Murphy

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Senator Kristin M. Corrado and Senator Steven Oroho blasted the Murphy Administration for deliberately and deceitfully turning the School Development Authority (SDA) into an unabashed patronage pit.

A report published by the New Jersey State Commission of Investigation confirmed that top officials in Gov. Murphy’s inner circle were well aware of the patronage hiring spree by disgraced former SDA chief Lizette Delgado-Polanco.

Sens. Kristin Corrado and Steven Oroho blasted the Murphy Administration for deliberately and deceitfully turning the School Development Authority into a patronage pit. (SenateNJ.com)

“This investigation confirms what we have known for two years – the Murphy administration encouraged, approved, and then vehemently denied blatant nepotism and cronyism,” said Corrado (R-40). “Firing highly qualified government employees and hiring family and friends who lack sufficient skills is the epitome of abuse of power and personal greed. The Murphy administration must be held fully accountable for their aversion to the truth.”

“The truth that has finally come to light through the SCI report confirms our worst suspicions of improper and unethical wrongdoings,” said Oroho (R-24). “The hiring practices of the Murphy Administration must be further investigated to put an end to nepotism and political patronage and to help restore the public’s faith in state government.”

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Corrado Demands Answers for 6,500+ VBM Ballots With Wrong Postage Date

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Senator Kristin Corrado wrote to New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way demanding a full explanation of the circumstances surrounding 6,535 mail-in-ballots that were incorrectly postmarked for the wrong day.

Sen. Kristin Corrado wrote to the NJ Secretary of State demanding a full explanation of the circumstances surrounding 6,535 mail-in-ballots that were incorrectly postmarked for the wrong day. (SenateNJ.com)

“The recent unveiling of yet another vote-by-mail issue gives me pause,” said Corrado (R-40). “More than 6,500 ballots were incorrectly postmarked during New Jersey’s primary election, which nobody can seem to explain. Whether it’s a result of human error or blatant malfeasance, the integrity of our upcoming general election is at stake through concerning situations like this.”

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Corrado Bill Exempting Combat Zone Pay from New Jersey Income Tax is Now Law

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U.S. Soldiers Serving in War Zones Earn an Additional $225 Per Week in Military Pay

Service members deployed to dangerous war zones overseas are no longer subject to State Income Tax for combat zone pay under a new law sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado and signed today by Governor Murphy.

Service members deployed to dangerous war zones overseas are no longer subject to State Income Tax for combat pay under a new law sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado and signed today by Governor Murphy. (Facebook)

“The military men and women who put their lives on the line to fight for our freedoms in war zones are under-paid heroes,” said Corrado (R-40). “The military provides a combat zone stipend of $225 per week, and this new law allows our soldiers to hold onto more of it, exempting the bonus from state income tax. As a nation, we ask more than enough from our U.S. military members. Taxing their combat pay is unnecessary and insensitive, and that flawed practice ends today.”

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Corrado Resolution Designating September as Newborn Baby ‘Safe Haven Awareness Month’ Clears Senate

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s legislation to help prevent unsafe infant abandonments and deaths by increasing awareness of New Jersey’s Safe Haven laws unanimously passed the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation to help prevent unsafe infant abandonments and deaths by increasing awareness of New Jersey’s Safe Haven laws unanimously passed the Senate. (NJSafeHaven.org)

“We’ve all seen the tragic news stories of unprepared parents abandoning their newborn in dangerous and sometimes deadly manners,” said Corrado (R-40). “New Jersey has laws in place that allow the safe, legal, and anonymous drop-off of infants at hospital emergency rooms, police, fire, or EMS stations staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The more people we can make aware of this life-saving program, the more babies will be rescued.”

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Senator Michael Testa

Testa & Corrado Bill to Protect Military Combat Zone Pay from NJ Taxation Clears Senate

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Bill Exempts $225 Weekly Combat Zone Stipends from the State Income Tax

Combat pay earned by military men and women serving in dangerous regions around the globe would no longer be subject to New Jersey gross income tax under legislation sponsored by Senator Michael Testa and Senator Kristin Corrado and advanced today by the Senate.

Senator Testa and Senator Corrado sponsor legislation exempting combat pay earned by military men and women serving in dangerous regions around the globe from state income tax. (Wikimedia Commons)

“Brave young men and women like Vineland’s own Sgt. Dominick Pilla willingly leave the safety of their homes and the company of loved ones to defend our freedoms,” said Testa (R-1). “When they are assigned to combat zones, with added tension and risk, they receive weekly ‘combat pay’ stipends of an additional $225 in military compensation. For soldiers who reside in state, New Jersey wants a piece of that hazard bonus. It is time to end this despicable money grab by a state that is infamous for high taxes and over-spending.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
Senator Kristin Corrado

Bucco and Corrado: MVC Computer Outages Add to Suffering of Drivers

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco and Senator Kristin Corrado said computer network outages at New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies this morning have only added to the suffering of drivers who continue to wait on hours-long lines for basic services.

Sens. Anthony M. Bucco and Kristin Corrado said computer network outages at MVC agencies this morning have only added to the suffering of drivers who continue to wait on hours-long lines for basic services. (SenateNJ.com)

“My phones lit up again this morning with calls from frustrated constituents demanding an explanation for this latest mishap at the MVC,” said Bucco (R-25). “On the most basic level, the good people of New Jersey deserve adequate and functional government, not the preventable chaos that’s happened daily at MVC agencies since they reopened in July. Today’s computer outages are another sign that the MVC isn’t doing enough to improve service.”

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