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Senator Kristin Corrado

Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado: Nursing Home Deaths Soaring While Murphy Administration Fumbles Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

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After Delayed Rollout, Tens of Thousands of Doses Sit Unused

Senator Kristin Corrado said deaths in New Jersey’s nursing homes tripled last month while the Murphy administration fumbled the distribution of the new COVID-19 vaccines.

Sen. Kristin Corrado said deaths in New Jersey’s nursing homes tripled last month while the Murphy Administration fumbled the distribution of the new COVID-19 vaccines. (©iStock)

“It’s beyond shameful how our nursing homes and veterans homes continue to be victimized by the Murphy administration,” said Corrado (R-40). “After the administration missed a federal deadline that delayed the beginning of vaccinations in our nursing homes by a week, we’re now learning that most of the State’s allotment of the vaccine continues to sit unused. It’s utter incompetence.”

Deaths due to COVID-19 in the state’s nursing homes tripled in December, surpassing the prior three months combined.

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Senate Approves Corrado Bill Enhancing Rights of Sexual Assault Victims

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Measure Inspired by Katie Brennan Establishes Victim’s Right to Be Notified of County Prosecutor’s Charging Decision

Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado to ensure that victims of sexual assault are notified by county prosecutors whether criminal charges will be filed in their case has been approved by the New Jersey Senate.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s bill ensuring that victims of sexual assault are notified by county prosecutors whether criminal charges will be filed in their case has passed the New Jersey Senate. (©iStock)

“Katie Brennan bravely shared her story of sexual assault and the frustrating manner in which she learned that criminal charges would not be brought in her case,” said Corrado (R-40). “Her testimony inspired this legislation to require county prosecutors to be more transparent with the survivors of sexual assault.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Corrado Bill Enhancing Rights of Sexual Assault Victims Advances

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Measure Inspired by Katie Brennan Establishes Victim’s Right to Be Notified of County Prosecutor’s Charging Decision

The Senate Law & Public Safety Committee has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado to ensure that victims of sexual assault are notified by county prosecutors whether criminal charges will be filed in their case.

Sen. Kristin Corrado’s legislation to ensure that victims of sexual assault are notified by county prosecutors whether criminal charges will be filed in their case has advanced. (Pixabay)

“This important reform was inspired by Katie Brennan’s story of sexual assault and the frustrating manner in which she learned that criminal charges would not be brought in her case,” said Corrado (R-40). “Her brave testimony highlighted the need for county prosecutors to be more transparent with and accessible to the survivors of sexual assault, which is exactly what this bill will require.”

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Bateman, Corrado Appropriation Bills Clear Committee

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Commit Constitutionally Dedicated Funds to Voter-Approved Projects

Legislation sponsored by Senator Kip Bateman and Senator Kristin Corrado appropriating funds for constitutionally dedicated purposes were advanced today by the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

The Senate Environment and Energy Committee advanced a series of bills sponsored by Senator Bateman and Senator Corrado appropriating funds for land acquisition and preservation. (SenateNJ.com)

Senator Bateman’s bill, S-3227, would appropriate $3.7 million from constitutionally dedicate corporation business tax revenue to the State Agriculture Development Committee (SADC) for farmland preservation.

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Corrado Bill Targeting Backlogs at MVC Advances

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Legislation Would Make Written Portion of Driver’s Test Available Online During Pandemic

Legislation sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado to help alleviate long delays at Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) locations during the pandemic was advanced today by the Senate Transportation Committee.

Senator Corrado’s legislation, approved today in committee, would offer the written driver’s test online and reduce long delays at motor vehicle commission locations. (SenateNJ.com)

Corrado’s bill, S-3177, requires MVC to administer the written driver’s license knowledge examination online during the COVID public health emergency.

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Singleton-Corrado Bill to Assist Homeless Veterans Passes Committee

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In an effort to combat veteran homelessness in New Jersey, the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee passed legislation today sponsored by Senator Troy Singleton and Senator Kristin M. Corrado to expand an existing pilot program to authorize grants to purchase and rehabilitate abandoned homes for homeless veterans.

The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee passed legislation today sponsored by Sen. Troy Singleton and Sen. Kristin M. Corrado to expand an existing pilot program to authorize grants to purchase and rehabilitate abandoned homes for homeless veterans. (©iStock)

The current pilot program, established by the “New Jersey Housing Assistance for Veterans Act,” authorizes grants to eligible nonprofit organizations to rehabilitate existing primary residences of disabled or low-income veterans. The bill, S-1746, would amend the Act to expand the pilot program to include the purchase and rehabilitation of abandoned homes for homeless veterans.

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Corrado Bill Strengthening Mental Health Assistance in Schools Advances

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Legislation enhancing the availability of mental health services for students was endorsed by the Senate Education Committee today.

The Senate Education Committee today cleared Senator Corrado’s legislation to increase the availability of mental health services for school students. (SenateNJ.com)

Sponsored by Senator Kristin Corrado, the bill (S-3013) adapts references in the School Funding Reform Act of 2008 and all related statutes to reflect that secure schools include provisions for supporting students’ mental health and wellbeing.

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
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Corrado & Bucco Commend Governor’s Order Sparing In-Person Addiction Support Meetings from New Capacity Limits

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Relieved Their Concerns Were Addressed in Executive Order Announced Monday

A little more than a week after Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Anthony M. Bucco called on the Governor to allow in-person alcohol and narcotics support group meetings to continue, Murphy issued an executive order exempting these meetings from the new 10-person indoor limit.

Senator Corrado and Senator Bucco commended Governor Murphy for responding to their request and exempting in-person 12-step-style support meetings from the 10-person cap. (SenateNJ.com)

“This sensible decision will help save lives, especially now, with increased stress levels during the pandemic and holiday season,” said Corrado (R-40). “We expressed our concerns to the Governor about the risks of preventing individuals from getting access to the help they desperately need, and I am glad we were able to persuade him to make this change.”

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Corrado, Rooney & DePhillips Highlight $4.5 Million in Local Transportation Grants

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Funds Benefit Bergen, Essex, Morris & Passaic Towns in District 40

Senator Kristin Corrado, Assemblyman Kevin Rooney, and Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips (all R-Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic) announced that $4.5 million from New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Municipal Aid Program will be allocated toward 15 infrastructure projects in Legislative District 40.

Sen. Kristin Corrado, Asm. Kevin Rooney, and Asm. Christopher DePhillips (all R-Bergen, Essex, Morris and Passaic) announced that $4.5 million from New Jersey Department of Transportation’s Municipal Aid Program will be allocated toward 15 infrastructure projects in Legislative District 40.           (Wikimedia Commons)

“I am pleased that over $4.5 million is being invested in Bergen, Essex, Morris, and Passaic counties to rebuild our decaying infrastructure,” said Corrado. “When New Jerseyans have the highest tax burden in the United States, it’s about time we start to see what we’re paying for. These grants represent a return on taxpayers’ investment and will help rebuild our roads to make them safer and more enjoyable.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco
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Corrado & Bucco Urge Governor to Allow In-Person 12-Step Support Meetings to Continue

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Following new restrictions ordered by Governor Murphy in recent days in response to COVID-19, Senator Kristin Corrado and Senator Anthony M. Bucco urged the governor to ensure that alcohol and narcotics support group meetings be allowed to continue in person regardless of any additional limitations on gatherings that might be imposed.

Sen. Kristin Corrado and Sen. Anthony M. Bucco urged Governor Murphy to ensure that alcohol and narcotics support group meetings be allowed to continue in person—regardless of any additional limitations on gatherings that might be imposed in response to COVID-19. (Pixabay)

“There are thousands of New Jersey residents in recovery who struggle with addiction every day,” said Corrado (R-40). “Many of these individuals rely on a 12-step support groups such as Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous, or similar organizations. It is critical that these life-saving support groups be allowed to continue to hold in-person meetings to ensure that these individuals have access to the help and counseling they depend upon.”

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