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Senator Tom Kean

Tom Kean: Savings from Bipartisan Pension Reform Should Be Returned to Taxpayers

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement regarding estimates released today that project up to $267 million in savings from the recently enacted pension and health care benefits reform.

“Earlier this year landmark pension and healthcare benefits reform were passed by a bipartisan coalition of legislators. That reform package is already starting to reap benefits. The projected savings for the current fiscal year is estimated to be up to $267 million.

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean’s Statement on Governor Christie’s Announcement

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement regarding Governor Christie’s announcement this afternoon:

“For the last two years my colleagues and I have been working with Governor Christie to right New Jersey’s ship of state. During that time we have made great progress toward making New Jersey more affordable.

“The Governor’s leadership is a critical element in advancing our shared agenda, and I look forward to continuing to work with him in reversing the mistakes of the past and in putting New Jersey on a clear path towards prosperity.”

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Kean: Are Democrats Turning Over a New Leaf?

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean (R-Union) issued the following statement today after the Senate passed a number of bills focusing on job creation and economic growth:

“Given the fragile nature of the national economy and the uncertain future so many workers face, it is common sense we focus on job creation, economic development and fighting to make New Jersey competitive again.

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean: Trenton Democrats Have Found Religion on Job Creation

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement on tomorrow’s Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee meeting which will focus on job creation and economic growth:

“For the past decade, Republicans across the state have been calling for, and proposing, policies that would create jobs and opportunities for middle-class New Jerseyans. For years, Republicans have been asking for tax incentives for small business and other business friendly policies like the single sales factor that were just recently signed into law by Governor Christie.

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Kean Bill Allowing Pets to Be Included in Domestic Violence Protection Orders Passes Committee

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Tom Kean (R-Union) that authorizes courts to include animals in domestic violence restraining orders was passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee today.

“The unfortunate reality is that pets can be the victims of domestic abuse just like people, yet they lack the legal recognition to be protected under current law, ” Kean stated. “I have heard too many heartbreaking stories of victims of domestic violence who will stay with their abuser for fear of what will happen to their pets. We need to encourage victims to leave these abusive relationships and reassure them that their pets will be protected.”

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Kean-Polistina-Amodeo Bill Focuses on Jobs in Growing Aviation Industry

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Legislation Creates Public-Private Partnerships to Expand Career Opportunities for Students

Legislation sponsored by Senator Tom Kean (R-Union) and Assemblymen John Amodeo (R-Atlantic) and Vince Polistina (R-Atlantic) that authorizes county vocational school districts and county colleges to enter into partnership with one or more private entities to develop and establish aviation related job certification, training, and internship programs was passed by the Senate Education Committee today.

“Being connected to the rest of the world is vital in a global economy with demand for highly skilled workers in the aviation industry growing at a steady rate, ” Kean stated. “By making a concerted effort in the area of work readiness and training we can help interested students achieve successful careers while also keeping New Jersey competitive in a global marketplace.”

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Kean Bill Protecting Property Owners Signed Into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Tom Kean (R-Union) that exempts sales of certain homes and seasonal rentals from the bulk sale notification requirements was signed into law today.

The bulk sales notification process was established in 2007 to ensure the State was able to collect outstanding tax liability from businesses before they left the State or disposed of a large portion of assets. Because of the manner in which the law was written, the sale of single family homes from individual sellers was made subject to the requirements, resulting in home purchasers having to file paperwork and provide ten days notice to the Division of Taxation for every real estate transaction, or else risk being held liable by the State for the seller’s delinquent taxes.

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Tom Kean: Job Creation and Economic Growth Continue to Be GOP Focus

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Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement today following the Senate President’s announcement that the Legislature will spend the next several months seeking to implement a series of economic measures that will help jumpstart the state’s sagging economy:

“Republicans continue to be willing and ready to work at a moment’s notice on any legislation that creates permanent, private sector jobs in the state. We must reignite our state’s competitive advantage and attract businesses and create jobs. Unemployed workers deserve a government that works across party lines to consider every responsible proposal to improve our economy and get residents working again.”

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Assstance For Hurricane-Impacted Businesses Available

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For businesses who suffered losses during the Hurricane, business owners must first contact their County Office of Emergency Management and their insurance provider.

For information about New Jersey State assistance for businesses, please contact the New Jersey Business Action Center at (866) 534-7789 and speak with a specialist. State assistance programs, including the Main Street Disaster Relief Program, can also be viewed at www.newjerseybusiness.gov.

Federal assistance loans for businesses in designated counties will be available through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Visit www.sba.gov for the SBA’s Disaster Loan Program or call the SBA Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 or send an email to disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Disaster loans can be applied for electronically from SBA’s website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/

Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA): The number to file a claim for federal assistance for damage to both personal and business property is (800) 621-FEMA. Application can also be made at http://www.fema.gov/assistance/index.shtm

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Senator Tom Kean’s Alternate Contact Information

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Power Outages In Westfield Knock Out Communications In District Office

Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean issued the following statement regarding power outages in his Westfield District Office:

“Power outages in my Westfield office have disabled the phone lines. Constituents needing assistance, on any issue including the cleanup from Hurricane Irene, can reach my staff by e-mail at: senkean@njleg.org. Constituents needing help by phone should contact my Assembly colleagues; Assemblyman Bramnick at 908-232-2073 or Assemblywoman Munoz at 908-918-0414.

“I hope to have normal operations restored in the Westfield district office in the next couple of days.”

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