New Jersey's 25th Legislative District

Senator Anthony Bucco

  • Sen. Anthony R. Bucco, Asm. Michael Patrick Carroll and Asm. Anthony M. Bucco (all R-25) were honored by Americans for Prosperity for promoting fiscal responsibility in the Legislature on July 23, 2014. (Press Release)

  • Sen. Anthony Bucco (R-25) joined Republican legislators, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, NJ Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) and groups representing thousands of employers at a New Jersey State House rally on June 24, 2014 to oppose legislative Democrats’ proposed tax increases. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Anthony Bucco (right-center) joined Gov. Chris Christie (center) and Senate President Stephen Sweeney (left-center) for a ground breaking ceremony on Daytop New Jersey‘s new outpatient treatment facility in Pittsgrove on June 18, 2014. (Facebook)

  • Sen. Anthony Bucco (R-25) holding an 8-week-old yellow Labrador retriever named “NJ,” after presenting a resolution to The Seeing Eye for helping to pass Dusty’s Law which enacts criminal penalties for harming or interfering with a service animal or guide dog. (The Seeing Eye)

  • Sen. Anthony Bucco (2nd from left) at the 25th Anniversary Multiple Sclerosis Walk at Horseshoe Lake in Roxbury on April 27, 2014. Also pictured (from left): Freeholder Hank Lyon, Freeholder Kathy DeFillippo, Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco and Roxbury Mayor Jim Rilee. (Facebook)

  • Senator Anthony Bucco took the oath of office during the reorganization meeting of the 2014-2015 New Jersey Senate on January 14, 2014 to represent the people of the 25th Legislative District. (Facebook)

  • Senator Anthony R. Bucco (right) and Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco (center-left) joined the New Jersey Coalition Against Human Trafficking at a rally on the Morristown Green on October 27, 2013. (Facebook)

  • Senator Anthony Bucco (R-25) speaking after receiving a Legislative Award for his work to improve the state’s business climate at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Legislative and Business Awards ceremony at the Wyndham in Mt. Laurel, NJ on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. (Russ DeSantis Photography and Video, LLC)

  • Senator Anthony Bucco (R-25), seated at right, received a Legislative Award for his work to improve the state’s business climate at the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce Legislative and Business Awards ceremony at the Wyndham in Mt. Laurel, NJ on Wednesday, October 9, 2013. (Russ DeSantis Photography and Video, LLC)

  • Senator Anthony R. Bucco, Assemblyman Anthony M. Bucco and Assemblywoman BettyLou DeCroce helped cut the ribbon at Berkeley College’s new campus in Dover on October 7, 2013. (Facebook)

Senator Anthony Bucco

Bucco, Carroll & Bucco Honored by Americans for Prosperity for Fighting for Taxpayers

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Senator Anthony R. Bucco joined Assemblymen Michael Patrick Carroll and Anthony M. Bucco (all R-Morris) in receiving awards from Americans for Prosperity (AFP). Senator Bucco was named a “Defender of the Taxpayer”, while Assemblymen Carroll and Bucco were named “Taxpayer Heroes.” The designations were given to the District 25 representatives for their work in promoting fiscal responsibility in the legislature.

Sen. Anthony R. Bucco, Asm. Michael Patrick Carroll and Asm. Anthony M. Bucco (all R-25) were honored by Americans for Prosperity for promoting fiscal responsibility in the Legislature on July 23, 2014.

“I am honored to have been given this title by Americans for Prosperity,” Senator Bucco said. “As a small business owner, I personally experience how harmful taxes can be on economic growth. I strive to protect my fellow job creators with every action I take in the Statehouse.”

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Guadagno Signs into Law Bucco Bill to Create ‘Military Appreciation Month’

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Acting Governor Kim Guadagno signed into law Senator Anthony Bucco’s legislation (S-1607) to make May “Military Appreciation Month” in New Jersey.

Acting Governor Kim Guadagno signed into law a measure designating May of each year as “Military Appreciation Month” in New Jersey during a ceremony at VFW Post 2179 in Port Monmouth on July 10, 2014. (NJOIT)

Senator Bucco said:

“It is with great pride that we all rally behind members of our military and their families, but sadly that wasn’t always the case in past generations. Today’s signage of this bill will help make sure that our heroes and heroines are always treated with the love, respect and dignity that they deserve. I encourage all New Jerseyans to honor the sacrifices of our armed forces and their families. I envision that May will now be a special month with activities, programs and events dedicated to our bravest men and women all across New Jersey.”

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Senate Passes Trio of Bucco Bills to Improve Public Safety, Allow Land Preservation or Development

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The New Jersey Senate has passed a trio of bills sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) to enhance public safety and allow land preservation or development.

The Senate gave final legislative approval today to S-1560, to enhance the New Jersey State Police with military veterans. The bill now heads to Gov. Christie for consideration.

“The people of New Jersey can be better protected and served if the State Police has a clear path to hire more military veterans,” Bucco said. “With their vast and profound experiences in dangerous, life threatening and fast-paced environments, military veterans become some of the best law enforcement officers. Our heroes and heroines are just what the State Police needs right now to help address historic levels of turnover.”

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Budget Officer Bucco’s Remarks on Opposing Dems’ FY15 Budget

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Senate Republican Officer Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) made the following remarks, before voting against the Democrats’ FY15 state budget with $1.6 billion tax increases:

“This was one of the toughest budget cycles that I’ve ever been a part of, as we struggled to overcome a state revenue shortfall caused by federal income and health care tax increases.

Sen. Anthony Bucco (R-25) joined Republican legislators, New Jersey Chamber of Commerce, NJ Business & Industry Association (NJBIA) and groups representing thousands of employers at a New Jersey State House rally on June 24, 2014 to oppose legislative Democrats’ proposed tax increases. (Facebook)

“While I realize that no one here got everything they wanted in this document — and despite the fact that I appreciate all the hard work and dedication put in on both sides of the aisle — I wish that the budget we are voting on today went in a different direction than raising harmful taxes and fees. If there is one thing government entities must follow it’s that they must spend within their means, as New Jersey families do.

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Panels Advance Trio of Bucco Bills to Enhance Public Safety, Help Veterans

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Senate Committees advanced a trio of bills sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) to enhance public safety and help military veterans.

The Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committees passed to the full Senate S-1560, to enhance the New Jersey State Police with military veterans.

“The people of New Jersey can be better protected and served if the State Police has a clear path to hire more military veterans,” Bucco said. “With their vast and profound experiences in dangerous, life threatening and fast-paced environments, military veterans become some of the best law enforcement officers. Our heroes and heroines are just what the State Police needs right now to help address historic levels of turnover.”

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Senator Jennifer Beck
Senator Kevin O'Toole
Senator Sam Thompson
Senator Steve Oroho

Senate Republican Budget Committee Members Push Options to Avoid $1.7B in Tax, Fee Increases

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The Senate Republican members of the Budget & Appropriation Committee — Jennifer Beck, Anthony Bucco, Steven Oroho, Kevin O’Toole and Sam Thompson — joined in support of options to avoid $1.7 billion in tax and fee increases proposed for the FY15 New Jersey state budget.

“We oppose the Senate Democrats plan to raise taxes by $1.6 billion. It is not a workable plan for the people of New Jersey, and for similar reasons, we oppose $137 million in tax and fee increases proposed in the governor’s budget and supported by Senate Democrats.

“The federal tax increases on families and small business owners have already caused a state revenue shortfall, to the detriment of New Jersey’s workforce. The Senate Democrats’ proposal to raise taxes by $1.6 billion will damage our economic viability regionally, nationally and internationally.

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Senator Tom Kean

Kean, Bucco Offer Options to Eliminate $1.7B in Tax, Fee Increases Proposed for FY15 Budget

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean and Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco presented options to eliminate approximately $1.7 billion in tax and fee increases proposed for the FY15 state budget.

“Senate Republicans believe that budget negotiations should steer sharply away from dozens of tax and fee increases,” said Kean (R-Union). “We support 99 percent of the Governor’s proposed budget, but believe that there is a better way to finish the document than raising so many costs on New Jerseyans and job creators.

“We are not surprised and we will absolutely not support the Senate Democrats’ proposals to raise $1.6 billion in taxes on those who pay the most to fund critical public services, which would drastically decrease state revenues and put middle-class public pensioners out of work,” Kean said.

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Senate Passes Bucco Measure to Increase Teen Driver Safety

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco to educate young drivers on the dangers of aggressive driving is now closer to becoming law after passing the full Senate.

The bipartisan legislation, S266, would require driver’s education curriculum taught in the state’s public high schools include information on the dangers of aggressive driving and that the topic be included in testing materials. Under the bill, informational brochures distributed by the state Motor Vehicle Commission to beginner drivers and their parents would also include information on the dangers of aggressive driving.

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Bucco Receives Leadership Award from Mental Health Association of Morris County

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Senator Anthony Bucco (R-Morris) was honored by the Mental Health Association for his extensive work helping those struggling with homelessness and mental illness.

“It is an honor to receive this award from such an important and professional organization,” Bucco said. “The plight of the homeless and mentally ill is very important to me. My sister resided in Greenbrook Developmental Center for 18 years. I know how my decisions as a legislator will impact my constituents from my personal experience with my sister. I encourage everyone across New Jersey to offer their support to the mental health associations in our state. Their services are indispensable to our communities.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Bucco, Oroho Measure to Let Charter, Vo-Tech, Home-Schooled Students Play Public School Sports Advances

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Legislation sponsored by Senators Anthony Bucco and Steven Oroho requiring school districts to allow qualified charter, vocational and home-schooled students the chance to participate in district sports programs was advanced by the Senate Education Committee. Currently, local school districts have varying policies on the matter.

“Children, regardless of ZIP code or school choice, should have equal opportunities to participate in publicly funded school athletics,” said Bucco (R-Morris). “This is a fairness issue that families in my district, Senator Oroho’s district and others across the state are trying to overcome. This legislation provides a common-sense solution.”

“Parents choose to educate their children at home for a variety of legitimate reasons,” said Oroho (R-Sussex, Warren, Morris). “Those parents pay the same taxes as their neighbors and their children should have the same opportunity as their friends to play on their district’s sports teams. School sports teach a multitude of valuable life lessons that apply the same to kids regardless of where they take their classes.”

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