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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco Urges Murphy to Reject Biden’s Proposed Migrant Relocation

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Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco urged Governor Phil Murphy and Democrat leadership to reject the Biden administration’s proposal to relocate 60,000 asylum seekers from New York City to the Atlantic City International Airport.

Sen. Anthony Bucco urged Gov. Phil Murphy and Democrat leadership to reject the Biden administration’s proposal to relocate 60,000 asylum seekers from New York City to the Atlantic City International Airport. (SenateNJ)

“My message to Governor Phil Murphy and Democrat leadership is clear. We must stop the Biden administration from exacerbating the humanitarian crisis that they created by passing the buck on to New Jersey from New York City,” said Bucco (R-25). “This is yet another example of how President Biden and Democrats in Washington have not taken immigration issues seriously. New Jersey cannot afford to be the backstop for New York City’s failure to house migrants as a sanctuary city. I’m calling on all elected officials in New Jersey to stand against this outlandish proposal from the Biden administration and to protect our residents from the obvious failures of sanctuary state and city policies.”

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Acting Governor Scutari Signs Bucco Bill Honoring New Jersey Military Veteran

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Legislation sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Anthony M. Bucco that would designate the Harter Road Interchange of Interstate Highway Route 287 as the Warren E. Wilhide Interchange was signed into law today by Acting-Governor Scutari.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Anthony Bucco designating the Harter Road Interchange as the Warren E. Wilhide Interchange was signed into law today. (SenateNJ)

“I’d like to thank Acting-Governor Scutari for signing this legislation to honor the legacy of United States Army Veteran and New Jersey resident, Warren E. Wilhide Sr. This legislation ensures that Mr. Wilhide’s legacy will live on forever along a portion of Route 287,” said Bucco (R-25). “Mr. Wilhide was well-known for his dedication and service to both his country and community. As a token of our gratitude for his service, the Harter Road Interchange will now be known as the Warren E. Wilhide Interchange.”

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Bucco: Listening to Parents is The Right Thing to Do

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Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco said that it is time for Governor Murphy and Trenton Democrats to start listening to New Jersey parents after a Monmouth University poll indicated that the majority of parents support parental notification policies in schools.

Sen. Anthony Bucco said that it is time for Governor Murphy and Trenton Democrats to start listening to New Jersey parents. (Pixabay)

“If Governor Murphy believes that suing school districts is the right thing to do perhaps he should start listening to parents. It is abundantly clear that New Jerseyans do not want the Murphy administration to be their co-parent in the classroom,” said Bucco (R-25). “Trenton Democrats and Governor Murphy have shown that they are fighting for the wrong priorities and parents are speaking out about these extreme priorities. Senate Republicans are ready to reverse this trend and end this unnecessary litigation that has been forced upon parents and school boards.”

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Bucco Says AG Should Get Back to Addressing Crime and Car Thefts, Not Injecting Government Between Parents and Kids

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In response to a lawsuit filed by the attorney general against multiple school districts over parental notification policies, Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco said that the government should stay out of the parent-child relationship, let parents raise their own children, and get back to addressing rising crime.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco said that the government should stay out of the parent-child relationship, let parents raise their own children, and get back to addressing rising crime. (Pixabay)

“It’s ridiculous that while criminals are breaking into homes and stealing cars out of our driveways, the State attorney general continues to focus on identity politics. The Murphy administration has made it clear that they are more focused on activist lawsuits that limit the rights of parents to know what’s going on with their children at school than crime and public safety,” said Bucco (R-25). “This lawsuit is an obstruction of parental rights. Schools should have the ability to implement policies that parents and teachers feel are appropriate for their children. Governor Murphy and the attorney general should not be standing in their way.”

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Bucco: Governor Murphy’s Electric Vehicle Mandate Goes “Too Far, Too Fast, and is Too Costly”

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Ban on Gas-Powered Vehicles Limits Consumer Choice

Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco said Governor Murphy’s rule to ban vehicle manufacturers from selling gas-powered cars in the State by 2035 is going too far, too fast, and will be too expensive for lower- and middle-class families.

Sen. Anthony Bucco said Gov. Murphy’s rule to ban vehicle manufacturers from selling gas-powered cars in the State by 2035 is going too far, too fast, and will be too expensive for lower- and middle-class families. (Wikimedia Commons)

“If Governor Murphy cared about middle- and lower-class families then he wouldn’t keep pushing these regressive high-cost energy policies. If vehicle manufacturers are only allowed to sell EVs in the State, there will come a time when EVs are the only choice for our residents unless they take their business out of State,” said Bucco (R-25). “These extreme energy policies are going too far, too fast, and will cost working families too much to implement successfully. Consumers should have the option to purchase and drive EVs, hybrids, and gas-powered vehicles. The government has no right to limit the choice of consumers.”

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Bucco Statement on Senator Codey’s Retirement

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Senate Republican Leader Anthony M. Bucco issued the following statement in response to former Governor Richard Codey’s announcement today that he is retiring from the Legislature:

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco’s statement on former Gov. Richard Codey’s retirement announcement. (SenateNJ.com)

“Governor Codey is a valued public servant who has dedicated his career to helping those in need. He has shown incredible passion for the people of New Jersey by taking on many roles within the State government serving in the Legislature and briefly as governor. You can always count on Governor Codey to brighten up a room with his sense of humor. I wish him all the best in retirement and thank him for his service to the people of New Jersey.”

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Bucco Calls on Democrats to Answer For $1 Billion Bailout of Foreign Wind Developer After Company Reports Significant Earnings

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Orsted, the foreign wind developer, reported a strong financial performance in the first half of 2023.

Republican Senate Leader, Senator Anthony M. Bucco blasted Democrats for approving a $1 billion bailout of foreign wind developer, Orsted, after a press release from the company indicated strong first half profits in their offshore wind business.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco blasted Democrats for approving a $1 billion bailout of foreign wind developer, Orsted, after a press release from the company indicated strong first half profits in their offshore wind business. (Pixabay)

“Democrats like Governor Murphy insisted that Orsted needed a $1 billion taxpayer bailout or else their offshore wind plans would fall through. The reality is that Orsted is raking in substantial profits on the backs of several strategic partnerships in the United States and Europe,” said Bucco (R-25). “It is absurd that Democrats caved to Orsted’s demands at the expense of higher rates for New Jersey utility customers. Every Democrat who supported bailing out this foreign wind developer must answer for why they sent taxpayer dollars overseas to a company that’s recording hundreds of millions of dollars in profits.”

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After Democrat’s $1 Billion Bailout of Foreign Wind Developer, Bucco Renews Call for Offshore Wind Moratorium to Assess True Impacts to Ratepayers, Environment

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco issued the following statement calling on legislators to return to Trenton and vote on a wind moratorium after reports of growing concerns from even Democratic legislative leadership over the Board of Public Utilities (BPU) response to new offshore wind development solicitations:

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco called on legislators to return to Trenton and vote on a wind moratorium. (Pixabay)

While the Murphy administration has dodged accurate cost assessments for years about their energy plans, Senate Republicans repeatedly called for a moratorium on offshore wind developments so that we could obtain answers about the impacts that these projects will have on taxpayers, tourism, marine life and the environment. Concerns that Republicans raised surrounding the financial impacts of offshore wind were largely dismissed as Governor Murphy and legislative allies gave Orsted a $1 billion bailout. That money should have gone back to utility customers, not to foreign companies while sticking residents with higher bills. If Democrats are sincere about this, they have the ability to come back to Trenton right now and join us to do the right thing to protect ratepayers and marine life. “

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Senator Michael Testa

Bucco & Testa Plan to Introduce a Bill to Repeal Controversial State Board of Education Ruling

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Senators Anthony M. Bucco and Michael Testa announced that they plan to introduce legislation to repeal a controversial ruling made by the State Board of Education. The board should shift their focus to updating curriculum that will help students recover from learning loss, the senators said.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco and Sen. Michael Testa said they plan to introduce legislation to repeal a controversial ruling made by the State Board of Education. (Pixabay)

“We are going to introduce legislation to repeal the shortsighted policies recently adopted by the State Board of Education. Decisions of this magnitude should include input and guidance from the Legislature. A board of unelected government bureaucrats should not have sole authority over our children’s curriculum,” said Bucco (R-25). “Parents are rightfully concerned about their voices being dismissed while controversial curriculum gets pushed into the classroom with little to no oversight. This bill will help build stronger partnerships between parents and their local school communities to ensure that curriculum revisions are made in the best interest of their children.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Bucco & Oroho: ELEC Law Neutered Election Transparency

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Senators Anthony M. Bucco and Steve Oroho said that the Elections Transparency Act (ETA) signed by Governor Murphy neutered election transparency after the Election Law Enforcement Commission (ELEC) was forced to dismiss 107 cases, according to a press release today.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco and Sen. Steve Oroho said that the Elections Transparency Act (ETA) signed by Governor Murphy neutered election transparency. (SenateNJ.com)

“The action taken today by ELEC sets a concerning precedent for how election laws will be followed and enforced going forward. It is inexcusable that Governor Murphy signed a law that would require the dismissal of 107 cases of alleged campaign violations,” said Bucco (R-25). “Before the Elections Transparency Act became law, we had the country’s foremost campaign watchdog agency that was trusted and had the means to investigate credible election complaints. Today, we have a neutered agency that is dismantling election transparency at the behest of Governor Murphy.”

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