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Senator Michael Doherty

Senator Mike Doherty

Doherty: Corzine’s Lame Excuses Don’t Fix the Problem

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Congress Should Subpoena More Wall Street Bankers

Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding former Governor Jon Corzine’s testimony on the collapse of MF Global yesterday:

“Following the catastrophic, cascading collapse of major investment banks on Wall Street in 2007, which caused the current global economic recession, the United States Government held no one accountable. Nobody was prosecuted, no hearings were held and no reforms were implemented.

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Doherty Praises Atlantic County Freeholders for Support of Fair School Funding Plan

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders’ support of his Fair School Funding Plan.

“The elected officials in Atlantic County, who represent the interests of their constituents, have passed a resolution supporting a fair school funding formula that treats all children across the state equally. The Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders has acknowledged the language in the state constitution is clear: state aid must be distributed equally.

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Doherty: Star-Leger’s Politifact Confirms Massive Fraud and Abuse in New Jersey’s School Lunch Program

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement in response to the Sunday Star Ledger’s analysis of New Jersey’s free and reduced school lunch program:

“I disagree with the Star- Ledger’s analysis of the amount of fraud in New Jersey’s school lunch program. I stand by my statement that 37 percent of all school lunch recipients are ineligible. This figure is underscored by the ongoing investigation into fraud in the school lunch program in the Elizabeth School District.

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Doherty Announces Senator O’Toole Joins “Fair School Funding Plan” As a Sponsor

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, announced today that Senator Kevin O’Toole will join him as a co-sponsor of SCR-162, “The Fair School Funding Act.” Doherty said:

“I am pleased that Senator O’Toole agreed to join me in seeking a more equitable school funding formula by co-sponsoring the ‘Fair School Funding Plan.’ With Senator O’Toole’s sponsorship, the resolution enjoys unanimous support among the Republican members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee.

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Statement from Senator Michael Doherty on the Passing of Assemblyman Peter Biondi

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Senator Michael J. Doherty (R – Warren) today issued the following statement regarding the death of Assemblyman Peter Biondi:

“I extend my deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Assemblyman Peter Biondi. Pete Biondi was a highly respected legislator who always looked out for the interests of his constituents. More importantly, he was an outstanding family man and friend, and was loved by all who knew him. The Garden State has lost one of its finest. He will be sorely missed.”

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Doherty to Hold Town Hall Meeting in Ridgewood on “Fair School Funding” Plan

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Senator Michael Doherty, A members of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, announced today that he will hold a town hall meeting on the “fair school funding” plan. The town hall meeting will be held Monday, November 14, at 7:00 p.m. in The Stable 259 North Maple Avenue Ridgewood

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Senator Doherty: JCP&L Needs to Seek Additional Help to Restore Power Faster

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Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations committee, issued the following comments regarding the slow restoration of power in North Western New Jersey:

“The late October record snowfall and high winds caused significant damage to homes, businesses and the power distribution grid in New Jersey. People are suffering, particularly the old or infirm.

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Doherty: Years of Wrong Energy Priorities Catch Up With NJ

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Senator Michael J. Doherty, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, issued the following comments regarding the continued and pervasive power outages throughout New Jersey:

“For years, the state legislature has passed bills that require money from our utility bills to be re-directed to fund alternative, “green energy” programs. These government mandates have taken away valuable resources that could have been used to maintain and upgrade our electrical power grid.

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Doherty Calls for Toll Relief for Locals Impacted by Recent Delaware Toll Hikes

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33% Hike in Down Economy Hurts Seniors and Families

Senator Michael Doherty, a member of the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement urging enactment of a program that will provide toll discounts for local residents who are impacted by the recently enacted toll hikes on Delaware River bridges.

“A 33% toll hike was not the right course of action to impose on working families and seniors during hard economic times. The Bridge Commission historically had a program that allowed local residents who relied on the bridges to receive discounts. I am calling on the Commission to issue coupons or tokens, as they did in the past, to offset the recent increase.”

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Doherty-Oroho-McHose-Chiusano to Hold Town Hall Meeting on “Fair School Funding” Plan in Sparta

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Senators Michael Doherty and Steve Oroho and Assemblymen Alison Littell McHose and Gary Chiusano, announced today that they will hold a town hall meeting this Friday, September 30, at 7:30 P.M. in the Council Chambers of the Sparta Township Municipal Building located at 65 Main Street in Sparta.

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