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Senator Michael Doherty

Senator Mike Doherty

Doherty Named Top Conservative Lawmaker by the American Conservative Union

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Senator Michael Doherty (R-23) was honored as the top conservative lawmaker in the New Jersey Senate by the American Conservative Union. He received the “Award for Conservative Excellence” in recognition of his voting record in the 2021 legislative session.

Sen. Michael Doherty was honored as the top conservative lawmaker in the NJ Senate by the American Conservative Union and received the “Award for Conservative Excellence.” (ACU)

Senator Doherty received a 94% ranking from the American Conservative Union (ACU), the nation’s oldest conservative grassroots organization. According to the ACU scorecard, Doherty is the highest rated conservative state senator in New Jersey.

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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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Doherty: It’s Crazy to Require Feminine Hygiene Products in Boys’ Bathrooms in New Jersey Schools

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Calls on Democrats to Amend Legislation Approved by Senate Education Committee Today

Senator Michael Doherty called for amendments to clarify that legislation approved by the Senate Education Committee today would not require feminine hygiene products to be made available in boys’ bathrooms in New Jersey schools.

Sen. Michael Doherty called for amendments to clarify that legislation approved by the Senate Education Committee would not require feminine hygiene products to be made available in boys’ bathrooms in New Jersey schools. (©iStock)

“It’s absolutely nuts that nobody could tell us in committee today if the proposed bill applies only to girls’ bathrooms,” said Doherty (R-23). “It would be completely and utterly ridiculous to force New Jersey schools to make tampons and sanitary napkins available in boys’ bathrooms. It would be an immense waste of money and is almost certain to lead to vandalism that could be quite costly to repair. The sponsors should accept reasonable amendments to make clear that the legislation applies to girls’ rooms only.”

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Doherty: Sex Ed Curriculum Controversy Highlights Left-Wing Effort to Undermine Parental Rights

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Says Parents Should Be the Ultimate Authority on Their Children’s Education

Senator Michael Doherty said the current controversy over changes to New Jersey’s sex education curriculum highlights the importance of legislation he has sponsored for nearly a decade to guarantee the fundamental rights of parents to direct their children’s upbringing and education.

Sen. Mike Doherty said the current controversy over changes to New Jersey’s sex education curriculum highlights the importance of legislation he sponsors to guarantee the fundamental rights of parents to direct their children’s upbringing and education. (©iStock)

“It’s been clear for many years that left-wing groups view our children’s classrooms as a battleground they need to conquer to control the thinking of the next generation,” said Doherty (R-23). “They’re getting bolder in their efforts to hijack and rewrite curriculum standards for children at younger and younger ages in an attempt to normalize their extreme views on gender identity and sexual orientation. Parents from across the political spectrum are finally catching on and they’re standing up to say these efforts to indoctrinate their children are not okay.”

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Doherty Bill Allowing Counties to Share Tax Administrators Clears Senate

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The New Jersey Senate passed legislation today sponsored by Senator Mike Doherty that would increase government efficiency and lower the cost to taxpayers by allowing counties to share tax administrators.

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Mike Doherty that would increase government efficiency and lower the cost to taxpayers by allowing counties to share tax administrators was approved by the NJ Senate. (Pixabay)

“Inefficiencies at the county level are costing taxpayers their hard earned dollars,” said Doherty (R-23). “We must seize every opportunity to encourage local governments to share services and bring these costs down. Allowing counties to share a tax administrator is a great start, and I look forward to seeing our communities reap the rewards of this commonsense change.”

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Doherty Bill Allowing Counties to Share Tax Administrators Clears Committee

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The Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee passed legislation today sponsored by Senator Mike Doherty that would increase government efficiency and lower the cost to taxpayers by allowing counties to share tax administrators.

The Community and Urban Affairs Committee passed legislation today sponsored by Sen. Mike Doherty that would increase government efficiency and lower the cost to taxpayers by allowing counties to share tax administrators. (Pixabay)

“Inefficiencies at the county level are costing taxpayers their hard earned dollars,” said Doherty (R-23). “We must seize every opportunity to encourage local governments to share services and bring these costs down. Allowing counties to share a tax administrator is a great start, and I look forward to seeing our communities reap the rewards of this commonsense change.”

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Oroho & Doherty Call for Thorough Vetting of Platkin A.G. Nomination

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Senate Republican Leader Steven Oroho and Senator Michael Doherty said the Senate Judiciary Committee must perform a thorough vetting of Attorney General nominee Matt Platkin, including his handling of Katie Brennan’s alleged sexual assault and his role in guiding the Murphy Administration’s extensive use of emergency powers during the pandemic.

Sen. Steven Oroho and Sen. Michael Doherty said the Senate Judiciary Committee must perform a thorough vetting of Attorney General nominee Matt Platkin. (SenateNJ.com)

“We have extremely serious concerns about Matt’s handling of Katie Brennan’s allegations of sexual assault and the guidance he provided Governor Murphy as chief counsel on the use of emergency powers during the pandemic,” said Oroho (R-24). “Matt is obviously a very smart guy, but he shouldn’t expect a free pass to avoid the scrutiny a nominee for Attorney General deserves.”

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Doherty: Murphy Empowered by Legislature’s Inaction to Rule Like a King

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Senator Michael Doherty said the New Jersey Legislature’s inaction in limiting executive authority has empowered Governor Phil Murphy to rule like a king.

Sen. Michael Doherty said the New Jersey Legislature’s inaction in limiting executive authority has empowered Governor Phil Murphy to rule like a king. (Pixabay)

“Governor Murphy’s declaration of a new ‘Public Health Emergency’ in defiance of the Legislature demonstrates exactly why we must assert ourselves as a co-equal branch of government and limit his emergency powers,” said Doherty (R-23). “We’re supposed to have a governor with limited authority under our New Jersey Constitution, but Murphy has been empowered by the Legislature’s inaction to rule like a king. ”

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Doherty Bill to Let Kids Run Lemonade Stands, Other Temporary Businesses Without Permits Signed into Law

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Legislation sponsored by Senator Michael Doherty that would allow children to run temporary businesses such as lemonade stands without municipal permits was signed into law yesterday by Governor Murphy.

Sen. Michael Doherty’s legislation allowing children to run temporary businesses such as lemonade stands without municipal permits was signed into law by Governor Murphy. (©iStock)

“There’s an endless stream of stories from around the nation about children being harassed by local officials for running lemonade stands without permits,” said Doherty (R-23). “Instead of providing space for kids to learn about entrepreneurship, they’re being taught harsh lessons about the heavy hand of government by overzealous bureaucrats. This legislation, now law, makes clear that New Jersey’s children have the right to run a lemonade stand from their driveway or mow a neighbor’s lawn for a few bucks without a municipal license or permit.”

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Doherty: Concerned Parents Led National Backlash Against Democrats’ Overreach in Schools

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Senator Michael Doherty said parents pushed back hard in yesterday’s elections against Democrats who have repeatedly imposed controversial pandemic policies and curriculum changes over their vocal concerns.

Sen. Michael Doherty said parents pushed back hard in yesterday’s elections against Democrats who have repeatedly imposed controversial pandemic policies and curriculum changes over their vocal concerns. (©iStock)

“Outraged parents sent Democrats a message yesterday that they won’t be ignored,” said Doherty (R-23). “I truly hope this marks the beginning of the end of the uncontested liberal takeover of education in many places.”

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