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Senator Kristin Corrado

Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Denounces Vote-By-Mail Decision for November Election

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Senator Kristin Corrado reacted to Governor Murphy’s announcement that the general election in November will be done by mail, calling it an unnecessary over-reaction and an affront to hard-earned voting guarantees.

Sen. Kristin Corrado reacted to Gov. Murphy’s announcement that the general election in November will be done by mail, calling it an unnecessary over-reaction and an affront to hard-earned voting guarantees. (SenateNJ.com)

“In his briefing today, Murphy said ‘you can walk into the polling site and give your ballot to a board worker’ but you can’t cast your vote in the machine as usual. That makes absolutely no sense,” said Corrado. “If New Jersey residents can stand in long lines at Motor Vehicles, we should be able to wait six-feet apart at the polls in November. The reality is most people don’t have to stand around too long waiting to vote. Many are in and out of polling centers in a matter of minutes.

“Dr. Fauci has said there is no reason people can’t vote in person as long as they wear masks and follow social distancing guidelines,” Corrado continued.

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado: Today’s Health Committee Meeting on LTC Deaths Demonstrates Need for Special Committee to Fully Investigate State’s Pandemic Response

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Following a joint meeting of the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee and the Assembly Aging and Senior Services Committee to discuss a package of bills related to care in the state’s long-term care facilities, Senator Kristin Corrado voiced concern about the continuing risks to vulnerable residents during the ongoing pandemic.

Senator Corrado voiced concern about the continuing risks to vulnerable residents during the ongoing pandemic and renewed calls for a Senate Select Committee to investigate problems that led to the loss of 7,000 nursing home residents. (Flickr)

“The Health Committee’s action today is a first step that will help us to begin to address the needs of LTC facility residents, but it’s clear we don’t have all of the tools at our disposal to fully investigate the tragic loss of life that has occurred or to ensure that the administration’s policy failures have been remedied,” said Corrado (R-40). “To fully understand the decisions that led to the disaster within the walls of the state’s nursing homes and to develop all of the necessary reforms demands a special investigative committee with subpoena power.

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
Senator Joe Pennacchio
Senator Kristin Corrado

Bucco, Corrado & Pennacchio: Murphy’s Nursing Home, Unemployment & MVC Failures Must Be Probed by Senate

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Call for Democrats to Stop Delaying Formation of Special Investigative Committee

Senator Anthony M. Bucco, Senator Kristin Corrado, and Senator Joe Pennacchio said the Murphy Administration’s massive failures in protecting nursing homes, processing unemployment claims, and reopening Motor Vehicle Commission agencies must be investigated by the Legislature to ensure that fixes can be implemented as quickly as possible.

Senators Bucco, Corrado, and Pennacchio said the Murphy Administration’s massive failures in protecting nursing homes, processing unemployment claims, and reopening MVC agencies must be investigated by the Legislature to ensure that fixes can be implemented as quickly as possible. (SenateNJ.com)

“It’s clear to everyone in New Jersey that the Murphy Administration has failed to properly protect nursing home residents, help unemployed workers, or plan for the MVC’s reopening,” said Bucco (R-25). “What’s not clear, however, is why the governor didn’t listen to the warnings raised by so many people or why he continues to refuse to enact the common-sense solutions we’ve proposed. It’s also not clear why Senate Democrats continue to delay the bipartisan investigation we were promised to help guide our efforts to fix lingering problems and prevent a recurrence of these critical failures.”

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Corrado Bill to Help Individuals Establish Careers Post-Conviction Advances

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By Opening Career Doors, Legislation Seeks to Improve Public Safety & Reduce Taxpayer Costs

The Senate Commerce Committee has advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado that would allow for limited professional and occupational licenses to be issued to convicted criminals who successfully complete training courses while incarcerated and maintain good behavior both before and after their release.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation has advanced that would allow for limited licenses to be issued to convicted criminals who complete training courses and maintain good behavior. (SenateNJ.com)

“We should support the efforts of those who have demonstrated their desire to get their lives on track and become contributing members of society,” said Corrado (R-40). “If we provide more opportunities for formerly incarcerated individuals to learn valuable skills and find stable financial footing upon their releases, we increase the likelihood that they won’t return to crime or to jail. That’s good for public safety and great for taxpayers.”

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Corrado: Closing MVC Center is Slight to Drivers Waiting in Long Lines

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The logjam of frustrated drivers continues at Motor Vehicle Commission facilities across the state, and now things will only get worse in Passaic Country, where the licensing center in Wayne is being closed for more than a week after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.

Drivers across the state have been frustrated by long, slow lines at Motor Vehicles Commission locations, and Senator Corrado said that will only get worse with the temporary closure of the Wayne facility after an employee tested positive for COVID-19. (SenateNJ.com)

“This response is an over-reaction by MVC and yet another example of the Murphy Administration being out of touch with the real world,” said Senator Kristin Corrado. “There is no justification for locking the doors for more than a week. It’s a panic move that proves MVC has little to no regard for its own customers.

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
Senator Joe Pennacchio
Senator Kristin Corrado
Senator Michael Testa
Senator Steve Oroho
Senator Tom Kean

Republican Senators: Senate Must Act Now to Investigate Deadly Pandemic Mistakes

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Senate Minority Leader Tom Kean, joined by Republican Senators Joe Pennacchio, Anthony M. Bucco, Steve Oroho, Kristin Corrado and Michael Testa, issued the following statement in response to coverage in The Star-Ledger questioning why the Legislature has failed to act on important hearings to investigate the State’s pandemic preparedness.

Senator Tom Kean and Senate Republicans today called for a Senate Select Committee to immediately begin investigating the Administration’s response to COVID-19. (SenateNJ.com)

“The hearings we called for more than two months ago aren’t happening, and we’re all angry and frustrated. Mistakes were made that cost thousands of people their lives in nursing homes, and we recognize the crucial need to understand what led to the mistakes. Delays and foot-dragging are costing us time we cannot afford to lose.

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Corrado Calls on Murphy to Utilize CARES Act Money to Ease Logjam of Unemployment Claims

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Processing Delays Continue and Time is Running Out for Desperate Families

Senator Kristin Corrado today demanded action from the Murphy Administration to address the agonizing backlog of residents unable to resolve unemployment cases with the Department of Labor.

Senator Corrado is demanding action by the Murphy Administration to address the agonizing backlog of residents unable to resolve unemployment cases with the Department of Labor. (SenateNJ.com)

“This atrocity has dragged on far too long for many people who have been struggling to have their claims settled for 19 long, torturous weeks,” said Corrado (R-40). “The state is letting residents down and there’s no sign of the situation getting any better. We have begged, screamed and pleaded with the Governor, but the phones in our district office continue to ring off the hook with exasperated residents who don’t know how they will pay for food.”

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Corrado Calls for In-Person Help for Out-of-Work Residents Still Waiting for Unemployment Benefits

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The backlog of frustrated New Jersey residents waiting for unemployment benefits continues with no end in sight, and Senator Kristin Corrado today said the Murphy Administration is not doing enough to help.

Senator Corrado said many New Jerseyans have been waiting too long for help from unemployment and called on the labor department to provide face-to-face assistance to reduce the backlog. (SenateNJ.com)

“There are good people who have been out of work for almost four months and they still can’t get help from unemployment,” said Corrado (R-40). “It’s almost impossible to get a real person on the phone and most of the time you can’t even leave a message. The financial worry is taking a toll on residents as they slip deeper in debt.”

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Corrado: Motor Vehicles Commission Earns Failing Sticker for Inspection Station and Agency Reopening

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Senator Kristin Corrado called the situation today at New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission agencies and inspection stations across the state an embarrassment that never should have happened.

This horrendous lines and delays at New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission facilities across the state is an embarrassment that never should have happened, Senator Corrado said. (SenateNJ.com)

“Like most of the state, MVC has been closed down for almost four months,” Corrado said. “During that time, they should have planned a strategy to deal with reopening, but today it is crystal clear they are unprepared. People, waiting for many hours to complete necessary transactions, are living a nightmare.”

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Corrado: Murphy Deprives Wayne Graduates of Milestones and Memories

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Senator Kristin Corrado slammed Governor Phil Murphy for taking legal action to cancel Wayne Township graduation ceremonies that were scheduled for June 18th and June 19th with social distancing practices in place.

Sen. Kristin Corrado slammed Gov. Murphy for taking legal action to cancel Wayne Township graduation ceremonies. (Pixabay)

“Governor Murphy is stripping away milestones and memories from the Class of 2020,” said Corrado (R-40). “The July 6th date upon which graduations have been permitted by the governor to begin taking place is completely arbitrary, with no meaningful difference in risk than if they were allowed to happen in June.

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