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Senator Kristin Corrado

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Corrado Bill Honoring Women Veterans Passes Senate

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s (R-40) bipartisan legislation to establish “Women’s Veterans Appreciation Day” in New Jersey has unanimously passed the State Senate.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s bipartisan legislation to establish “Women’s Veterans Appreciation Day” in New Jersey has passed the State Senate. (U.S. Navy)

“Women in the military play an invaluable role in defending the freedoms we hold near and dear,” Corrado said. “From pilots to physicians, and infantry to intelligence, our nation’s survival is dependent on the heroism of our patriotic women. To commemorate all women who have bravely served our country throughout wartime and peacetime, it is only fitting we dedicate June 12 as ‘Women’s Veteran Appreciation Day.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Corrado & Oroho Call for Select Committee to Investigate Schools Development Authority

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Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) and Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) sent a letter to the Co-Chairs of the New Jersey Legislative Select Oversight Committee calling for an investigation into the employment practices of the Schools Development Authority, calling it the “logical next step for the Committee.”

Sen. Kristin Corrado and Sen. Steven Oroho sent a letter to the Co-Chairs of the New Jersey Legislative Select Oversight Committee calling for an investigation into the employment practices of the Schools Development Authority. (SenateNJ.com)

Included below is a text of the letter from Corrado and Oroho, who serve as a vice-chair and member of the Committee, respectively.

Click here for a PDF of the letter.

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Corrado Moves to Add Mental Health Education to NJ School Curriculum

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s (R-40) bipartisan legislation to incorporate mental health education into New Jersey public school’s health class curriculum passed the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s bipartisan legislation to incorporate mental health education into New Jersey public school’s health class curriculum passed the State Senate. (Flickr)

“Empowering students to recognize the warning signs of mental illness, and knowing how to ask for help, will ensure more kids have access to the support and treatment they need sooner, rather than later,” Corrado said. “I strongly believe that educating kids about the significance of mental health will break the stigma and save lives.”

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Corrado and Singer Bills to Honor NJ Veterans Pass Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) and Senator Robert Singer (R-30) to aid and honor military members and their families have passed the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado and Sen. Robert Singer to aid and honor military members and their families have passed the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee.

The first bill, S-2601, sponsored by Senator Robert Singer (R-30) and Senator Corrado, would expand the eligibility of unclaimed veterans’ spouses and their dependents to be laid to rest in local, state, or national veterans’ memorial cemeteries.
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Senator Kip Bateman
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Corrado & Bateman Kick Off Socks for Soldiers Drive

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Legislative District Offices in Totowa and Somerville Host Sock Collections for Troops Serving Overseas

Through the month of March, Senators Kristin Corrado and Kip Bateman will be hosting a “Sock for Soldiers” drive to collect one of the most requested items by heroes serving around the world.

Donations of clean, unworn socks can be dropped off their district offices at 999 Riverview Dr. in Totowa and 36 E. Main St., in Somerville.

Through March, Sens. Corrado and Bateman will be hosting Socks for Soldiers collections at their district offices in Totowa and Somerville. (SenateNJ.com)

“Last year we collected more than 3,000 pairs of new socks for our troops. This year, I know we can gather up even more,” Senator Corrado said. “I am so grateful to all of the local schools and volunteers who have already stepped up to lend their support. Giving soldiers clean, unworn socks is the least we can do to help these heroes stay warm and comfortable. This is a great way to support those who risk their lives every day to keep our country safe.”

Corrado and Bateman urged schools, businesses, and local governments to post collection boxes with a “Socks for Soldiers” sign (print one here).

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Corrado Bill to Integrate Mental Health Education into NJ School Curriculums Passes Committee

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s legislation to require New Jersey school districts to incorporate mental health education into the curriculum has passed the Senate Education Committee.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation to require New Jersey school districts to incorporate mental health education into the curriculum has passed the Senate Education Committee. (WikiMedia)

“So many students struggle with overwhelming stress and anxiety, yet there is a terrible stigma associated with mental illness,” said Corrado. “As the saying goes, there is no health without mental health. Providing our children with mental health literacy education will empower them to recognize warning signs in themselves or classmates, so they know when and where to get help. This legislation has the power to break the stigma for generations to come.”
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Senator Steve Oroho

Corrado & Oroho Call for Select Committee to Fulfill Its Mission of Investigating Murphy Admin’s Hiring Practices

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Senators Say Employment Concerns Extend Far Beyond the Hiring of Alvarez

Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) and Senator Steven Oroho (R-24) said the New Jersey Legislative Select Oversight Committee (LSOC) should fulfill its mission of investigating the numerous questionable hires that have been publicized across the administration of Governor Phil Murphy.

Sen. Kristin Corrado and Sen. Steven Oroho said the New Jersey Legislative Select Oversight Committee should fulfill its mission of investigating the numerous questionable hires across the Murphy Administration. (SenateNJ.com)

“When I first called for hearings into the hiring practices of the Murphy Administration, the article revealing the allegations made against Al Alvarez had not been published yet,” said Corrado, a vice-chair of the LSOC. “Within a short period of time, however, we had several examples of people who were hired by the Governor that raised serious concerns. While our committee was formed to investigate these hirings in total, we have focused to date almost exclusively on Alvarez’s employment. It’s imperative that we not overlook our larger mission and what we seek to accomplish to protect both our valued public employees and New Jersey taxpayers.”

Corrado and Oroho highlighted other concerning hires of the Murphy Administration that have yet to be investigated by the select committee.

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Senate Advances Corrado, Singleton Bill to Permit Health Care Professionals to Waive Copayments for Military Members

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A bill sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Troy Singelton, which would permit certain healthcare professionals to waive copayments, advanced from the Senate.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s bill to allow certain healthcare professionals to waive copayments for active-duty military members and their families passed the Senate. (WikiMedia)

The bill, S-2968, would supplement the Health Care Quality Act and permit a primary care physician or an advanced practicing nurse to waive the health insurance copayments of active duty military members when they receive a service covered under a health benefits plan.

“Our active-duty military members should be able to easily afford health insurance copayments for themselves and their families,” said Senator Corrado (R-Bergen/Essex/Morris/Passaic). “We owe it to these brave men and women to provide the best medical care possible, at a reasonable cost. Waiving health insurance copayments is a small gesture to thank our active-duty personnel for their service to our country.”

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Corrado, Singleton Bill to Assist Homeless Veterans Clears Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin M. Corrado and Senator Troy Singleton, which would expand the current pilot program to authorize grants to purchase and rehabilitate abandoned homes for homeless veterans, cleared the Senate .

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado which would expand the current pilot program to authorize grants to purchase and rehabilitate abandoned homes for homeless veterans passed the Senate. (©iStock)

“It’s our duty to ensure the safety and well-being of our heroes, especially those who have fallen on hard times,” said Senator Corrado (R-Bergen/Essex/Morris/Passaic). “These grants will allow many incredible non-profit organizations to purchase and rehabilitate more abandoned properties for New Jersey’s homeless veterans. No one who has sacrificed so much in service to our country should have to spend a single night without a roof over their head.”

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Corrado Bill To Display ‘U Text U Drive U Pay’ on Inspection Sticker Advances

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s (R-40) legislation to require all inspection stickers to display ‘U Text U Drive U Pay,’ reminding motorists of the penalty associated with texting while driving, has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation to require inspection stickers to display ‘U Text U Drive U Pay,’ reminding motorists of the penalty associated with texting while driving, has passed the Senate Law and Public Safety Committee. (SenateNJ.com)

“Distracted driving is deadly,” Corrado said. “Texting behind the wheel frequently causes completely preventable car crashes. To reduce the number of accidents, we must increase public awareness of the steep repercussions associated with picking up one’s phone behind the wheel. This bill will hopefully remind drivers to put their phone down, so they can avoid costly tickets and save lives.”
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