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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco: State Can Afford Inflation Relief for NJ Taxpayers

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco said it’s clear the State can afford legislation he sponsors to provide inflation relief to New Jersey taxpayers after Governor Phil Murphy announced an extra $4.6 billion in tax collections this year that wasn’t expected.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco said it’s clear the State can afford legislation he sponsors to provide inflation relief to New Jersey taxpayers after Gov. Murphy announced an extra $4.6 billion in tax collections this year that wasn’t expected. (©iStock)

“When the Murphy administration is sitting on a huge windfall of taxpayer funds, there’s no excuse for anyone to oppose providing tax relief to workers when they get small cost-of-living raises to account for inflation,” said Bucco (R-25). “I know Governor Murphy will never want to lower a tax, but it’s a small cost to the State when we’re swimming in money. It’s also the right thing to do to help low- and moderate-income families living paycheck to paycheck.”

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Bucco: When Public Health Emergency Ends, Vaccine Mandates Should Be Lifted

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco expressed concern that Governor Phil Murphy will not lift his vaccine mandates when he signs an executive order ending New Jersey’s public health emergency on Monday.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco expressed concern that Gov. Phil Murphy will not lift his vaccine mandates when he signs an executive order ending New Jersey’s public health emergency on Monday. (SenateNJ.com)

“Governor Murphy just said that the time when large-scale mitigation measures were necessary has passed,” said Bucco (R-25). “That’s exactly why the governor should lift his overbearing vaccine mandates for health care workers, nursing home aides, and corrections officers. Nobody should be fired from their job because they want to make their own health care decisions.”

Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco: Murphy’s Vaccine Mandate Delay Doesn’t Go Far Enough for Health Care Workers

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco said Governor Murphy didn’t go far enough when he extended the deadline for workers at health care facilities to be current with COVID shots and the booster.

Senator Anthony M. Bucco said Governor Murphy didn’t go far enough when he extended the deadline for workers at health care facilities to be current with COVID shots and the booster. (Pixabay)

“Murphy’s rigid vaccine mandate had the potential to cripple health care and jeopardize lives at some hospitals and long-term care facilities,” said Bucco (R-25). “We dodged a bullet today. Rolling the deadline back a few weeks will at least give nursing home operators, elderly residents, and their loved ones the chance to let out a collective sigh of relief.

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Senator Steve Oroho

Bucco/Oroho Bill Preventing Income Tax Increases Due to Inflation Advances

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Legislation Prevents Stealth Income Tax Increase Caused by Tax Bracket Creep

Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony M. Bucco and Senator Steven Oroho that would protect New Jerseyans from tax bracket creep due to inflation has been advanced by the Senate Budget & Appropriations Committee.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Anthony M. Bucco and Sen. Steven Oroho that would protect New Jerseyans from tax bracket creep due to inflation has been advanced by the Senate Budget Committee. (Pixabay)

“Our bill will protect New Jerseyans from paying higher income taxes due to inflation and provide tax relief to the many New Jerseyans who live paycheck to paycheck,” said Bucco (R-25). “When Governor Murphy has an extra $3-4 billion in tax collections he wasn’t expecting, our legislation is one way we can start to give it back to struggling New Jerseyans. We need to show people that Trenton is finally getting serious about addressing their affordability concerns.”

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Bucco: Murphy Should Restore All Government Services & Staffing to Pre-Pandemic Levels

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco said it’s time for Governor Phil Murphy to restore all State government services and staffing to pre-pandemic levels.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco said it’s time for Gov. Phil Murphy to restore all State government services and staffing to pre-pandemic levels. (Wikipedia)

“We’re still hearing from constituents who are having trouble with MVC and unemployment issues, and they’re going to agency offices where they’re denied help or told to go somewhere else,” said Bucco (R-25). “With the rest of New Jersey getting back to normal, there’s no excuse for State employees to still be working from home or for a full range of services not to be offered at every location.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco to Murphy: Vaccine Choice – Give It Back

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Looming Mandate for Health Care Workers Threatens to Impact Hospital Care in NJ

Less than two weeks before Governor Phil Murphy’s deadline requiring health care workers to have their second COVID vaccine shot, Senator Anthony M. Bucco today warned of a public health disaster in the making.

Less than two weeks before Governor Phil Murphy’s deadline requiring health care workers to have their second COVID vaccine shot, Senator Anthony M. Bucco today warned of a public health disaster in the making. (#GiveItBack)

“The Governor is playing a dangerous game of chicken with this irresponsible vaccine mandate,” said Bucco (R-25). “For the sake of an arbitrary edict that is neither supported by science nor common sense, he is risking the stability of the entire health system in our state.

“It’s time for the Governor to stop playing dictator and end this attempt to intimidate the courageous doctors and nurses who helped us through the darkest days of the pandemic,” the Senator continued.

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Senator Jean Stanfield

Stanfield, Bucco Bill to Improve Mission Safety at NJ’s Military Installments

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Legislation aims to ease deer overcrowding by allowing Sunday hunting

Senators Jean Stanfield and Anthony Bucco introduced legislation to allow Sunday hunting on military bases to prevent the disruption of critical missions.

Senators Jean Stanfield and Anthony Bucco introduced legislation to allow Sunday hunting on military bases to prevent the disruption of critical missions. (SenateNJ.com)

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst has experienced issues with overcrowding of deer population within its fences, which has caused issues with airfield safety and on-base vehicle safety.

“Protecting base missions is always something we need to be thinking about in the legislature. Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst is incredibly important to the South Jersey economy and the safety of our nation,” said Stanfield (R-8).

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Bucco Bill that Increases Funding for Volunteer Rescue Squads Clears Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony Bucco that would allow New Jersey towns to increase funding for volunteer first aid and rescue squads was approved by the New Jersey Senate.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Tony Bucco that would allow New Jersey towns to increase funding for volunteer first aid and rescue squads was approved by the NJ Senate. (Pixabay)

“As a 40+ year member and former captain of the Salvage and Rescue Company of the Boonton Volunteer Fire Department, I am well aware of the shoestring budgets that volunteer first aid and rescue squads struggle with each year,” said Bucco (R-25). “These organizations are essential assets for our communities, especially in suburban and rural areas. Unfortunately, many squads continue to experience a shortage of basic first aid equipment, and some cannot even maintain their ambulances. My legislation will help alleviate these issues by allowing towns and counties to increase the annual funding for these life-saving services so that they can properly protect the people they are sworn to serve in their communities.”

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Bucco: Murphy Quietly Releasing More Inmates Days After Urban Mayors Call for Help Fighting Crime Surge

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco said it’s shocking that the Murphy administration is quietly releasing hundreds of inmates from prison just two days after urban mayors and law enforcement gathered in Paterson urging a change in state law to keep dangerous criminals in jail.

Sen. Tony Bucco said it’s shocking the Murphy administration is quietly releasing hundreds of inmates from prison just two days after urban mayors and law enforcement gathered in Paterson urging a change in state law to keep dangerous criminals in jail. (Pixabay)

“Violent crime in some of our cities has gotten so bad under the Murphy administration that many urban mayors who supported bail reform are demanding a new law that would keep dangerous criminals in jail until trial,” said Bucco (R-25). “Instead of helping the mayors to address their serious concerns about public safety, Governor Murphy is throwing gas on the fire by releasing hundreds of inmates into the very same communities where crime is already surging. It’s absolutely nuts and beyond tone-deaf.”

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Bucco: Murphy Should Let Public Health Emergency Expire, Give Back Powers & Parental Rights

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco said Governor Phil Murphy should let the current Public Health Emergency expire this week and give back emergency powers and parental rights to New Jerseyans.

Sen. Tony Bucco said Gov. Phil Murphy should let the current Public Health Emergency expire this week and give back emergency powers and parental rights to New Jerseyans. (www.GiveItBack.us)

“By every metric, New Jersey’s COVID numbers have plummeted to the point that overbearing mandates and executive orders are completely unnecessary,” said Bucco (R-25). “Governor Murphy should let the Public Health Emergency expire this week and give back the emergency powers and parental rights he has taken from New Jerseyans.”

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