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Oct. 13, 2014 - Press Release
Acting to remove legal obstacles in the effort to bring sports betting to New Jersey, the Senate approved legislation sponsored by Senator Raymond Lesniak (D-Union), Senator Jim Whelan (D-Atlantic) and Senator Joseph Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) that would explicitly remove language in state law that currently prohibits wagering on sporting events. The move would reinforce the state attorney general’s...
Jul. 9, 2014 - Press Release
Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth), a prime sponsor of legislation to reform public employee sick-leave payouts, said it’s shameful that Senate Democratic leaders scheduled a voting session on July 10th without a vote on any legislation, especially sick-leave payout reform, in light of yet another six-figure golden parachute on the backs of property taxpayers. “Legislative Democrats are...
Jun. 24, 2014 - Press Release
Senator Joe Kyrillos has introduced “Drew’s Law,” named in honor of 11-year-old Drew Keough, who was tragically killed while crossing the street near Keansburg’s Forest Park on April 22, 2014. The legislation seeks to improve pedestrian safety by establishing a 15-mph speed limit on roads passing through or adjacent to public parks during hours when the park is open or when children are clearly...
Jun. 18, 2014 - Press Release
Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) issued the following statement against the Senate Democrats proposal to increase taxes in the FY15 budget by $1.7 billion: “This $1.7 billion tax-raising proposal represents an all-time low — on a day that the Feds sharply cut economic growth forecasts — despite the fact that Trenton Democrats managed to raise 115 taxes and fees during their last decade of total...
Jun. 15, 2014 - Press Release
Senators Jim Holzapfel and Joe Kyrillos today criticized President Obama’s reported announcement that $1 billion in remaining Superstorm Sandy relief funding will be dolled out to other states in a national resiliency competition. Senators Holzapfel and Kyrillos introduced legislation in April urging the United States Congress to prohibit the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development (...
Jun. 13, 2014 - Press Release
Senator Joe Kyrillos (R-Monmouth) said today that he will re-introduce Thursday his tenure overhaul bill, in light of Tuesday’s landmark California court ruling that is expected to trigger education reforms nationwide. A main provision in Senator Kyrillos’ legislation would eliminate in New Jersey last-in, first-out or “LIFO” protections, which the California court deemed...