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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco Bill that Will Help Reduce Property Taxes by Cutting Government Red Tape Clears Committee

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Municipalities may soon be able to reduce property taxes by using an individual’s income tax refund to cover the cost of their delinquent property taxes thanks to legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony M. Bucco and advanced today by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee.

Municipalities may soon be able to reduce property taxes by using an individual’s income tax refund to cover the cost of their delinquent property taxes thanks to legislation sponsored by Sen. Tony Bucco and advanced today by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee. (Pixabay)

“New Jersey’s antiquated tax laws regarding delinquent property taxes have consistently led to higher property taxes for homeowners throughout the state,” said Bucco (R-25). “In fact, delinquent property taxes have forced municipalities to place more funds in reserve for uncollected taxes—an action that inevitably raises all of our taxes. My legislation will allow localities to credit an individual’s income tax refund toward their delinquent property taxes. This small, but important change will make it much easier for local taxing authorities to collect on delinquent property tax obligations, reduce the reserve funds for uncollected taxes, and allow taxpayers to keep more of their hard-earned dollars.”

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Bucco Discusses Solutions to Improve School Security

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In light of recent events, Senator Anthony M. Bucco said it’s important for legislators, school administrators, and parents to discuss and review security measures to ensure that children and their teachers are protected in our schools.

In light of recent events, Sen. Anthony M. Bucco said it’s important for legislators, school administrators, and parents to discuss and review security measures to ensure that children and their teachers are protected in our schools. (Pixabay)

“The tragedy in Uvalde has everyone asking if we’re doing everything we can do to keep our schools safe,” said Bucco (R-25). “In answering that question, it’s important that we look at both existing resources that are available to districts today and new laws and programs that can prevent violence and increase the security readiness of our schools.”

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Bucco Bill Increasing Notification Requirements for Land Development Gaining Support

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With growing bipartisan support, Senator Anthony M. Bucco is hopeful legislative leadership will move forward with his bill to help residents keep up to date with potential real estate development in their communities.

With growing bipartisan support, Sen. Anthony M. Bucco is hopeful legislative leadership will move forward with his bill to help residents keep up to date with potential real estate development in their communities. (SenateNJ.com)

The measure (S-2435) sponsored by Bucco (R-25) and Senator Joe Cryan (D-20), would protect New Jerseyans by extending the time required for public notice of land use applications to 21 days from the current 10.

“Too often, entire neighborhoods are altered forever by large developments that effect traffic patterns, environmental conditions, and the quality of life, and these changes are approved before residents even know what hit them,” Senator Bucco said. “Ten days isn’t enough time for families to organize, consider the ramifications, and respond in any capacity.

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Senator Kristin Corrado

Republican Senators Laud Judiciary Action on Superior Court Judges

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Senators Michael Doherty, Kristin Corrado, Jon Bramnick and Anthony M. Bucco, Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, issued the following statement after 11 new Superior Court judges were cleared by the panel:

Senators Michael Doherty, Kristin Corrado, Jon Bramnick and Anthony M. Bucco, Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee,  lauded the panel for clearing 11 new Superior Court judges. (©iStock)

“After the long delay, we have seen meaningful progress. It is a move in the right direction. We commend the efforts of Senate President Scutari, Chairman Stack, and the committee members to break the logjam. We hope that today is only the beginning of a process that will result in filling the dozens of judicial vacancies that still remain. Such an action will allow the judiciary to address the thousands of cases that remain backed up all over the state.”

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Bucco Lauds Success of NJ’s First All-Female High School FIRST Robotics Competition Team

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The Sisters 1st FRC Team 8513 from Villa Walsh Academy is More than Building Robots

When the all-female robotics team from Villa Walsh Academy embarked on their first-ever competition in the global FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC) league, expectations were tempered, and the rookie team’s success came as a surprise to almost everyone – except for Senator Anthony M. Bucco.

When the all-female robotics team from Villa Walsh Academy embarked on their first-ever competition in the global FIRST Robotics Competition, expectations were tempered, and the rookie team’s success came as a surprise to almost everyone – except for Senator Anthony M. Bucco. (SenateNJ.com)

“Those of us who have followed the progress of these young ladies over the last year know you should never underestimate these kids,” said Bucco. “These high schoolers are determined, focused, and inspired by some fantastic teachers and mentors. They don’t know the word ‘can’t,’ and their ability to work under pressure is proven.

“It shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone that they exceeded every expectation this year,” Bucco continued.

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Bucco Bill to help Prevent Veteran Suicide Clears Committee

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Members of the public may soon be able to submit direct donations for the prevention of veteran suicide thanks to legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony M. Bucco and advanced today by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

Members of the public may soon be able to submit direct donations for the prevention of veteran suicide thanks to legislation sponsored by Sen. Tony Bucco and advanced by the Senate Military and Veterans’ Affairs Committee. (©iStock)

“According to the latest report by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the suicide rate among veterans remains extremely high, accounting for thousands of lives every year. And tragically, the psychological and economic consequences of the pandemic have been devastating for many of the brave men and women who have served this country,” said Bucco (R-25). “For the last two and a half years, this unprecedented crisis has been a stressor for vulnerable veterans with existing mental health issues and has put them at higher risk for suicide and other adverse outcomes. My legislation will dramatically increase funding for suicide prevention campaigns so that our veterans, as well as their loved ones, know that help is always available.”

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Committee Approves Bucco Bill Recognizing “The Growing Stage” as the New Jersey State Children’s Theatre

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A joint resolution sponsored by Senator Anthony M. Bucco that would designate The Growing Stage Children’s Theatre as the New Jersey State children’s theatre cleared the State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee.

A joint resolution sponsored by Sen. Tony Bucco that would designate The Growing Stage Children’s Theatre as the NJ State children’s theatre cleared the State Government, Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation Committee. (Pixabay)

“The Growing Stage plays a unique role in New Jersey because it introduces children and families to the performing arts in creative and engaging ways,” said Bucco (R-25). “The theatre has also had a long history of enriching the community by presenting a variety of productions to thousands of people in the Garden State and beyond. My legislation will formally recognize The Growing Stage’s long history of engaging communities of all economic and social backgrounds to be a part of the performing arts.”

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Panel Advances Bucco Measure Bolstering New Jersey’s Savings Plan for Families Saving for Disability-Related Expenses

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony M. Bucco that would help families provide financial support for family members with disabilities was endorsed by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee today.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Anthony M. Bucco that would help families provide financial support for family members with disabilities was endorsed by the Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee. (Pixabay)

Bucco’s bill, S-690, titled the New Jersey Disability Savings Act, would expand the New Jersey Achieving a Better Life Experience Program (ABLE) with the addition of benefits that would make it easier and more attractive for individuals with disabilities and their families to save money for disability-related expenses.

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Bucco Bill Would Require All Services at All MVC Agencies for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco is introducing legislation that would end some of the confusing, inconvenient policies that have plagued New Jersey motorists conducting business at Motor Vehicle Commission locations.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco is introducing legislation that would end some of the confusing, inconvenient policies that have plagued New Jersey motorists conducting business at Motor Vehicle Commission locations. (SenateNJ.com)

The measure would require every NJMVC agency to provide in-person vehicle and licensing services for senior citizens and those with disabilities.

“All New Jersey residents should have convenient access to all Motor Vehicle Commission services, including those who have disabilities or lack access to reliable high-speed internet,” said Bucco (R-25). “If the MVC and the Administration won’t open all agencies for all services, the very least we can do is accommodate our seniors and the disabled.”

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Corrado/Bucco Introduce Legislation to End Testing Mandate for Teachers and Support Staff

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Senators Kristin M. Corrado and Anthony M. Bucco have introduced legislation calling for an end to weekly testing for New Jersey public school teachers, support staff, and bus drivers who did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Sens. Kristin Corrado and Anthony Bucco introduced legislation calling for an end to weekly testing for New Jersey public school teachers, support staff, and bus drivers who did not receive the COVID-19 vaccine. (Pixabay)

“New Jersey’s public health emergency ended more than two months ago on March 4 and yet public schools are still testing teachers, bus drivers, and other K-12 school employees for COVID-19 on a weekly basis,” said Corrado (R-40). “This absurd and unnecessary policy not only imposes restrictions and undue burdens on educators, but it undermines the guidelines of the CDC itself. There is no rational explanation for this policy whatsoever.”

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