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Senator Kristin Corrado

Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado & Weinberg Demand More from Labor Department

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A year into the COVID pandemic, frustrations with the performance of the Department of Labor persist, and Senators Kristin Corrado and Loretta Weinberg wrote to Commissioner Rob Asaro-Angelo urging immediate changes to improve the department’s responsiveness to desperate residents who have lost their jobs.

As frustrations with the performance of the Department of Labor persist, Senators Kristin Corrado and Loretta Weinberg wrote to Commissioner Rob Asaro-Angelo urging immediate changes to improve the department’s responsiveness to desperate residents who have lost their jobs. (Pixabay)

“The ongoing situation is a travesty,” said Corrado (R-Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic). “This far into the pandemic, and hard-working New Jersey residents cannot get their checks, cannot get answers, and cannot even speak with people who may be able to help. I am joining with Sen. Weinberg and calling on the commissioner to clean up this mess now.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Statement on the Passing of Sen. Gerald Cardinale

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Senator Kristin Corrado (R-40) released the following statement on the passing of Senator Gerald Cardinale:

Sen. Gerry Cardinale, a member of the legislature since 1980, passed away Saturday morning at the age of 86. Click for high resolution. (SenateNJ.com).

“I’m deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my dear friend and colleague Senator Gerald Cardinale. A veteran leader and distinguished statesman, Gerry dedicated a lifetime of service advocating for his constituents and bettering his community.

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Addiego, Corrado Resolution Calls for Removal of Corrections Commissioner Hicks

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Democrats and Republicans Unite Behind Urgent Push for Action

In response to the brutal Jan. 11 attack and continued mistreatment of the women at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, the Senate today unanimously approved a bipartisan joint resolution sponsored by Senator Dawn Addiego and Senator Kristin Corrado calling for Commissioner Marcus Hicks to resign or be removed.

In response to the brutal Jan. 11 attack and continued mistreatment of the women at Edna Mahan Correctional Facility, the Senate today unanimously approved a bipartisan joint resolution sponsored by Sen. Dawn Addiego and Sen. Kristin Corrado calling for Commissioner Marcus Hicks to resign or be removed. (Flickr)

“The brutal January assault on women inmates by corrections officers in riot gear is just the latest episode of abuse at Edna Mahan,” said Senator Addiego (Atlantic/Burlington/Camden). “The fact that 32 corrections officers, including the acting superintendent, were put on leave following the attack shows that a toxic culture has been allowed to continue at this institution.

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Senator Tom Kean

Panel Approves Kean/Corrado Bill to Address Shortage of Election Poll Workers

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Measure Would Exempt Wages from Affecting Unemployment Compensation

Poll workers are essential to the in-person voting that exemplifies the freedoms enjoyed by all Americans, and legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean and Senator Kristin Corrado would help ensure an adequate supply of election-day help.

Legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean and Sen. Kristin Corrado would help ensure an adequate supply of election-day help by preventing the compensation from impacting unemployment benefits. (©iStock)

The bill, S-3054, approved by the Senate Labor Committee today, would exempt the wages earned by poll workers from affecting an individual’s unemployment compensation.

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Backs Legislative Effort to Remove Embattled Corrections Commissioner

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Urges Assembly Speaker Coughlin to Consider Impeachment Resolution

Senator Kristin Corrado voiced her strong support for a resolution of impeachment to remove Marcus Hicks from his post as commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Corrections.

Sen. Kristin Corrado expressed support for a legislative effort to remove Marcus Hicks from his post as commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Corrections. (SenateNJ.com)

Assemblywoman Jean Stanfield (R-8) has announced that she will introduce a resolution initiating the constitutional process to remove Hicks for failing to address the abuse of female inmates by corrections officers at the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility.

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Senator Declan O'Scanlon
Senator Joe Pennacchio
Senator Kristin Corrado
Senator Michael Testa
Senator Tom Kean

Senate Republicans to Launch Independent Hearings on Murphy Administration’s Flawed COVID-19 Response

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Hearings Will Focus on Nursing & Veterans Home Deaths, MVC & Unemployment Failures, Destruction of Small Businesses

Senate Republicans will hold independent hearings into the Murphy Administration’s flawed response to the COVID-19 pandemic to provide impacted residents and families the opportunity to share their stories and ongoing concerns.

Senate Republicans will hold independent hearings into the Murphy Administration’s flawed response to the COVID-19 pandemic. (SenateNJ.com)

Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean has appointed Sen. Joe Pennacchio (R-26) to lead the hearings, alongside Sen. Kristin Corrado (R-40), Sen. Declan O’Scanlon (R-13), and Sen. Michael Testa (R-1).

“Since May, Senate Republicans have sought a bipartisan investigation to understand the policy and management failures of the Murphy Administration that led to preventable deaths, destroyed businesses and jobs, and left millions of New Jerseyans without access to important services and support,” said Kean (R-21). “While the Senate Democratic Majority has blocked our efforts to form a select committee to investigate these failures using the full oversight powers of the Legislature, we will move forward with independent hearings to provide people the opportunity to tell their stories and share their concerns about the State’s failed response to COVID-19.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Appalled by Murphy’s Confidence in Firm Responsible for Thousands of Overdose Deaths

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Senator Kristin Corrado expressed outrage that the Murphy Administration continues to pay for COVID pandemic guidance from the same consulting firm that engineered a strategy for pharmaceutical companies to flood the market with addictive drugs.

Sen. Kristin Corrado expressed outrage that the Murphy Administration continues to pay for COVID pandemic guidance from the same consulting firm that engineered a strategy for pharmaceutical companies to flood the market with addictive drugs. (SenateNJ.com)

According to a report published Thursday by NorthJersey.com, New Jersey is in line to receive close to $16 million from an opioid legal settlement with the firm, McKinsey & Company. The money is part of a $573 million settlement shared by 47 states.

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Corrado Bills Fueling More Open Space Projects Signed into Law

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Senator Kristin Corrado’s legislation creating more open space projects, including Blue Acres Acquisitions in Flood Zones and Green Acres Parks, was signed today by Governor Murphy.

Two bills sponsored by Sen. Kristin Corrado that would bolster the State’s efforts to acquire and manage land for conservation were signed into law. (SenateNJ.com)

“I am proud that this legislation will be enacted today,” said Corrado (R-40). “These are initiatives that will improve the standard of living in our densely populated Garden State, including the development of parks and recreation lands, and purchasing and maintaining acreage for Green Acres and crucial Blue Acres projects.”

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Corrado: Success of New York’s Investigation Into Nursing Home Deaths Should Serve as Motivation for New Jersey to Act

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Senator Kristin Corrado said the success of New York investigators in holding Governor Andrew Cuomo accountable and forcing his administration to be more transparent should serve as motivation for legislators to act in New Jersey.

Sen. Kristin Corrado said the success of New York investigators in holding Gov. Andrew Cuomo accountable and forcing his administration to be more transparent should serve as motivation for legislators to act in New Jersey. (SenateNJ.com)

“The Cuomo Administration was forced to acknowledge that it was cooking the books on nursing home deaths in New York because someone took the time to investigate and connect the dots,” said Corrado. “New Jersey deserves a similar effort to hold the Murphy Administration accountable for its tragically flawed orders that led to nearly 8,000 deaths that we know about in our nursing homes and veterans homes.”

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Senator Bob Singer
Senator Kristin Corrado

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

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Robert Singer to aid and honor deceased military members and their families was approved by the New Jersey Senate.

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

“Memorials for members of the military, and their loved ones, should be celebrations of life that honor the sacrifices these families made on behalf of all American families,” said Corrado (R-40). “Those who devoted their life to protecting our country should never be forgotten. Ensuring close family members of veterans are buried in a dignified manner is the least we can do.”

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