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Senator Anthony M. Bucco

Senator Anthony M. Bucco
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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Bucco Calls for Halt on Murphy’s Energy Plans as NJDEP Makes Shocking Revelation About True Cost

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NJDEP Fixes Typo Showing Plan Results in Quadrupled Energy Bills

Senator Anthony M. Bucco (R-25) blasted the Murphy Administration for what may be its very first admission about the actual cost impacts of its colossal Energy Master Plan (EMP).

Sen. Tony Bucco blasted the Murphy Administration for what may be its very first admission about the actual cost impacts of its colossal Energy Master Plan (EMP). (Pixabay)

In advance of yesterday’s hearing on Rule Proposal N.J.A.C. 7:27F, a small piece of the EMP, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protecting (NJDEP) admitted it made a massive error when communicating to the public its estimates for the cost of mandating of electric boilers inside many commercial, retail, industrial and governmental buildings by 2025.

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Bucco: Murphy Has No Plan to Address Worker Shortages Caused by His Vaccine Mandates

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco said Governor Phil Murphy still has no plan to address worker shortages that are almost certain to impact hospitals, long-term care facilities, and prisons as a result of his stricter vaccine mandate.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco said Gov. Phil Murphy still has no plan to address worker shortages that are almost certain to impact hospitals, long-term care facilities, and prisons as a result of his stricter vaccine mandate. (SenateNJ.com)

“As soon as Governor Murphy announced that he was mandating vaccinations and taking away the testing option for health care professionals and workers in congregate living facilities, we warned that staffing shortages were an almost certain outcome that he should have a plan to address,” said Bucco (R-25). “Our warnings were prescient, as nurses, nursing homes, and corrections offices have all echoed our concerns and warned of a looming disaster. Still, Governor Murphy has no plan.”

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Bucco: Trooper’s Killer Should Serve Full Life Sentence

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Showed No Compassion When He Executed Wounded Officer

Convicted cop killer Sundiata Acoli is serving a life sentence for killing a New Jersey State Trooper, and Senator Anthony M. Bucco wants to see him remain behind bars.

Convicted cop killer Sundiata Acoli is serving a life sentence for killing a New Jersey State Trooper, and Senator Anthony M. Bucco wants to see him remain behind bars. (Flickr)

A member of the violent Black Liberation Army (BLA), Acoli and long-time fugitive Joanne Chesimard were convicted of first-degree murder of Trooper Werner Foerster in a bloody shootout on the New Jersey Turnpike on May 2, 1973.

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Bucco: Group Home Residents Face New Crisis Under Murphy Executive Order

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco said group homes and long-term care facilities are almost certain to face a staffing crisis resulting from a new executive order by Governor Phil Murphy.

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco said group homes and long-term care facilities are almost certain to face a staffing crisis resulting from a new executive order by Gov. Phil Murphy. (Pixabay)

“Nursing homes, group homes, and veterans homes are already struggling to find enough skilled staff to care for New Jersey’s most vulnerable residents,” said Bucco (R-25). “By eliminating the testing alternative to vaccination for workers in these settings, Governor Murphy is virtually guaranteeing that residents will face a shortage of caregivers. That will lead to unnecessary tragedies in facilities that have already sustained thousands of deaths during the pandemic.”

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Governor Signs Bucco Bill Acknowledging Role of 9-1-1 First Responder Dispatchers

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco’s legislation retitling emergency operators as 9-1-1 first responder dispatchers was signed by Governor Murphy today.

The life saving role of 9-1-1 first responder dispatchers is recognized in legislation sponsored by Sen. Anthony M. Bucco and signed by Governor Murphy. (Flickr)

“In an emergency, the dispatcher becomes the lifeline between those in distress and the first responders answering the call,” said Bucco (R-25). “These hard-working, highly trained individuals dedicate their lives to helping others, but their heroics are unseen and seldom acknowledged.

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Bucco: Murphy Taking NJ Backwards by Declaring New Public Health Emergency

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Senator Anthony M. Bucco said Governor Phil Murphy has taken New Jersey backward by declaring a new “Public Health Emergency” related to COVID-19:

Sen. Anthony M. Bucco said Gov. Phil Murphy has taken New Jersey backward by declaring a new ‘Public Health Emergency’ related to COVID-19. (Pixabay)

“While Governor Murphy always talks about moving New Jersey ‘forward,’ he’s taking a giant leap backward by reinstating a new public health emergency,” said Bucco (R-25). “Despite what the governor has said, his action was not taken ‘in consultation with the Legislature.’ His own party said they weren’t consulted, and neither were Republicans. In fact, the Legislature chose to not extend his emergency powers when given the opportunity yesterday. Governor Murphy’s decision both circumvents legislative oversight and breaks his deal with his own party’s leadership. We need to give people hope that life is returning to normal, not returning to one man’s rule by executive order.”

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