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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco Teams with Morris County Chamber to Launch COVID Economic Advisory Committee

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Business Leaders to Drive Recommendations on Immediate and Long-Term Recovery

Senator Anthony Bucco and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce announced the formation of a COVID Economic Advisory Committee to develop specific recommendations that can have immediate positive impacts on local businesses, married with ways to safely reopen the economy as the State emerges from this crisis. Bucco will rely on the business-led blueprint in making recommendations to the Murphy administration while offering proactive solutions that can be used as part of the six-state council to restore the economy.

Senator Anthony Bucco and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce announced the formation of a COVID Economic Advisory Committee. (©iStock)

“Too often, leaders in government create policies and economic funding formulas that sound good on paper, but miss the mark because many politicians have no experience running businesses or creating jobs,” said Senator Anthony Bucco. “We need business leaders of all sizes to have a voice in the simple ways we orderly and safely get people back to work now, while addressing the long-term measures that can get New Jersey back stronger after the pandemic. For example, our lake-based marinas are permitted to be open for personal boating use, but unable to rent boats and generate sales – which could be done safely with occupancy limits. We’ve already had successes with cutting red-tape for things like craft brewery deliveries and online car sales, and there is still more to do. I’m excited to get to work with the Morris County Chamber.”

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Bucco: Let’s Work Together to Improve Support for New Jersey’s Small Businesses & Their Employees

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Says Funding & Transparency Critical to Effort to Save Jobs

Senator Anthony M. Bucco said there’s a critical need for funding to help small businesses survive the current economic crisis and to keep New Jersey workers from joining the ranks of the unemployed.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco said there’s a critical need for funding to help small businesses survive the current economic crisis and to keep New Jersey workers from joining the ranks of the unemployed. (©iStock)

“I’ve talked to a number of small business owners who are petrified they won’t survive another few pay cycles unless they take drastic measures to cut expenses through pay reductions, furloughs, or letting people go,” said Bucco (R-25). “Taking actions that might hurt their workers is the last thing they want to do, but many employers have few if any remaining options left. They’re desperate for support from the State and federal governments, and it’s our responsibility as lawmakers to help them.”

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Senator Steve Oroho

Sarlo-Oroho-Bucco Bill Extending Tax Deadline & Fiscal Year Now Law

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The tax filing deadline and the state fiscal year will both be extended under terms of legislation authored by Senator Paul Sarlo, Senator Steve Oroho and Senator Anthony Bucco that was signed into law today by Governor Phil Murphy.

The tax filing deadline and the state fiscal year will both be extended under terms of legislation authored by Sen. Paul Sarlo, Sen. Steve Oroho and Sen. Anthony Bucco that was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy. (Pixabay)

The law, S-2338, the “COVID-19 Fiscal Mitigation Act,” will change the tax deadline from April 15th to July 15th and lengthen the current fiscal year from July 1st to the end of September.

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NOW LAW: Bucco/Greenstein Measure Helps Non-Profits During States of Emergency

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony M. Bucco and Senator Linda Greenstein allowing the leaders of not-for-profit organizations to hold virtual meetings during a declared state of emergency has been signed into law.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco and Sen. Linda Greenstein’s legislation to allow the leaders of not-for-profit organizations to hold virtual meetings during a declared state of emergency has been signed into law. (SenateNJ.com)

“The work of non-profits that serve our most vulnerable populations is as important as ever given the many challenges and hardships that individuals and families are facing across the state,” said Bucco (R-25). “We can prevent their essential missions from grinding to a halt by giving them the tools necessary for their board members to meet remotely. Supporting the efforts of our non-profits during this period of instability will allow them to continue serving communities across New Jersey in times of great need.”

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Senator Tom Kean

Sweeney-Kean Bills Would Provide Help for Small Businesses Contending with Economic Turmoil

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The Senate today approved two bills authored by Senate President Steve Sweeney and Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean that would provide tax credits and deferrals to small businesses confronted with economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus crisis.

The Senate today approved two bills that would provide tax credits and deferrals to small businesses confronted with economic turmoil caused by the coronavirus crisis. (©iStock)

One bill, S-2347, would establish the Business Related Tax Deferral Assistance Program, and the other measure, S-2348, would create a tax credit program at the state level modeled on the federal Employee Retention Credits in the CARES Act. The legislation is cosponsored by Senator Linda Greenstein and Senator Anthony Bucco. Both measures would target New Jersey’s small businesses with financial assistance that will help them and their employees withstand the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

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Senator Steve Oroho

Sarlo-Oroho-Bucco Bill Would Extend Tax Deadline, Lengthen Fiscal Year

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The tax filing deadline and the state fiscal year will both be extended under terms of legislation authored by Senator Paul Sarlo, the chairman of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, Senator Steve Oroho, the Senate Republican Budget Officer, and Senator Anthony Bucco that was approved by the Senate today.

The tax filing deadline and the state fiscal year will both be extended under terms of legislation approved by the Senate today. (Pixabay)

The bipartisan bill, S-2338, entitled the “COVID-19 Fiscal Mitigation Act,” would change the tax filing and payment deadline from April 15th to July 15th and lengthen the current fiscal year from July 1st to the end of September. The tax extensions cover the personal income tax and the corporate business tax.

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Bucco/Greenstein Bill Helping Non-Profits During States of Emergency Passes Senate

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Anthony M. Bucco and Senator Linda Greenstein allowing the leaders of not-for-profit organizations to hold virtual meetings during a declared state of emergency has passed the New Jersey Senate unanimously.

Senators Bucco and Greenstein’s legislation to allow the leaders of nonprofit organizations to hold virtual meetings during a state of emergency has passed the Senate. (SenateNJ.com)

“The work of non-profits that serve our most vulnerable populations is as important as ever given the many challenges and hardships that individuals and families are facing across the state,” said Bucco (R-25). “We can prevent their essential missions from grinding to a halt by giving them the tools necessary for their board members to meet remotely. Supporting the efforts of our non-profits during this period of instability will allow them to continue serving communities across New Jersey in times of great need.”

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Bucco Lauds Two More Babies Saved by NJ Safe Havens

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In a news cycle filled with reports about the coronavirus-related illness and hospitalizations, a press release about two infants surrendered at Safe Haven sites in the state was easily overlooked.

Senator Anthony M. Bucco welcomed news that two infants have been saved this month at Safe Haven locations in the state. (NJSafeHaven.org)

“This is good news, that two little babies have been saved in the midst of all of this stress and suffering,” said Senator Anthony M. Bucco, a long-time advocate for the Safe Haven program and sponsor of a law requiring public schools to provide instruction on the “New Jersey Safe Haven Infant Protection Act.”

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Amid Pandemic Crisis, Bucco Calls for Front Office Business Advocate

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco (R-Morris County) released the following statement amid the COVID-19 crisis and growing economic uncertainty:

Sen. Anthony Bucco released the following statement amid the COVID-19 crisis and growing economic uncertainty. (©iStock)

“First off, I want to commend the Governor and the administration for their leadership throughout this pandemic and the uncertain times confronting residents, businesses and government alike. Our state’s response must first and foremost be about protecting the health and safety of our residents. That is clear. But with each passing day, businesses small and large are losing revenues necessary to sustain operations and jobs. With a myriad of businesses across our state with different challenges, ideas, and concerns, there is no single answer on how to confront the economic challenges before the Garden State.

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Bucco: Help for New Jersey’s Small Businesses Is On The Way

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NJEDA Will Provide Millions in Loans and Grants

Senator Anthony Bucco applauded the package of initiatives introduced by the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) to help small and mid-size businesses persist through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sen. Anthony Bucco applauded the package of initiatives introduced by the NJEDA to help small and mid-size businesses persist through the COVID-19 pandemic. (NJEDA)

“Small businesses across New Jersey are struggling to survive amid the COVID-19 crisis, and they need our help,” said Bucco (R-25). “We must protect the paychecks of working families and help small companies come back stronger than ever. These proactive measures will support keeping small businesses in operation, and ensure more New Jerseyans keep their jobs.”

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