New Jersey's 9th Legislative District

Connors, Rumpf & Gove

  • Senator Christopher J. Connors of the 9th Legislative District was awarded the ‘Distinctive Alumni Leadership Award’ by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy at Stockton College. (Press Release)

  • Asm. DiAnne Gove (center) was honored as the Legislator of the Year by the NJ VFW on January 24, 2015 in Somerset New Jersey. Pictured with Paula Pinto, State President of Ladies Auxiliary NJ VFW (left) and Jack Kane, State Commander of NJ VFW (right). (SenateNJ.com)

  • Senator Chris Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove of the 9th District visited Tabernacle, NJ on September 17, 2013 to meet with local officials and emergency responders.

  • Asw. DiAnne Gove (l), Asm. Brian Rumpf (c) and Sen. Chris Connors (r) of the 9th Legislative District at Beach Haven School on September 4, 2013. They were joined by Gov. Chris Christie and Education Commissioner Chris Cerf to celebrate the reopening of the Superstorm Sandy damaged school.

  • Senator Christopher Connors (R-9) attended the Absecon-Galloway Rotary breakfast on August 8, 2013. Connors (center) spoke about topics including school accountability and Sandy restoration projects. (Galloway Patriot)

  • Senator Chris Connors (R-9) being interviewed prior to a town hall meeting held by Governor Chris Christie in Stafford Township on January 17, 2013.

  • Assemblyman Brian Rumpf (left), Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove (center) and Senator Chris Connors (right) of the 9th legislative district.

  • Senator Christopher Connors (R-9) reviewing legislation during a recent Senate session.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Massive State Spending in Proposed Budget Should Have Taxpayers and Businesses Very Worried

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove offered the remarks following Governor Phil Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2022 State Budget Address:

Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf and Asw. DiAnne Gove offered remarks following Gov. Murphy’s Fiscal Year 2022 State Budget Address. (SenateNJ.com)

“The numbers don’t lie. Spending has increased more than 30 percent since Governor’s Murphy’s first year, to the surprise of few. His most recent proposed State Budget is chock full of spending for new programs or increases for existing ones.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Driver’s Licenses for Illegal Aliens Should Be Delayed Indefinitely – Not Just Until May

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In the best interests of New Jersey residents, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are calling on Governor Phil Murphy to shelve any effort to provide illegal aliens with driver’s licenses.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove are calling on Gov. Phil Murphy to shelve any effort to provide illegal aliens with New Jersey driver’s licenses. (SenateNJ.com)

Recently, an announcement was made by the Murphy Administration that the issuance of driver’s licenses for persons in the country illegally would be postponed until May.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: State Should Not Mandate Kindergarteners to Learn About “Sexual Orientation”

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove said today they will vote against legislation that would require school districts to provide instruction on diversity and inclusion, including a focus on sexual orientation, warning that it infringes upon parental rights.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove said they will vote against legislation that would require school districts to provide instruction on diversity and inclusion, including a focus on sexual orientation, warning that it infringes upon parental rights. (©iStock)

The bill, A-4454/S-2781, would require that instruction to be provided to students from kindergarten through 12th grade as part of the New Jersey Student Learning Standards.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Support New Laws Improving Protections for Residents of Long-Term Care Facilities

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In representing the interests of their constituents, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove supported and voted for bipartisan legislative initiatives that have been enacted to increase protections for residents and staff of long-term care facilities.

In representing the interests of their constituents, Sen. Christopher Connors, Asm. Brian Rumpf, and Asw. DiAnne Gove supported and voted for bipartisan legislative initiatives that have been enacted to increase protections for residents and staff of long-term care facilities. (SenateNJ.com)

The following legislation has been signed into law:

A-4481: Establishes the New Jersey Task Force on Long-Term Care Quality and Safety, which will be tasked with developing recommendations to make changes to the long-term system of care to drive improvements in person-centered care, resident and staff safety, improvements in quality of care and services, workforce engagement and sustainability, and any other appropriate aspects of the long-term system of care in New Jersey as the task force elects to review.

A-4476: Establishes the Long-Term Care Emergency Operations Center (LTCEOC) in the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH), which will serve as the centralized command and resource center for LTC facility response efforts and communications during any declared public health emergencies affecting or likely to affect one or more LTC facilities. The LTCEOC is to enhance and integrate with existing emergency response systems.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Oppose Marijuana “Modernization Act”

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“Trenton Should be Doing More for the Economy than Promoting Smoking and Selling Marijuana”

Calling it a train wreck in the making, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove all stand opposed to the “New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act.”

Calling it a train wreck in the making, Connors, Rumpf & Gove expressed their opposition to the “New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory, Enforcement Assistance, and Marketplace Modernization Act.” (Pixabay)

The 9th District delegation made the following remarks regarding the bill’s provisions:

“Rather than cutting taxes or exercising any degree of fiscal restraint, Trenton still has its priorities misplaced, including when it comes to implementing a legal market for marijuana.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Trenton Should Focus on Necessity, Not Politics, In Distribution of Federal CARES Act Funding

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are calling for an expedited release of federal CARES Act funding to businesses and residents most impacted by COVID-19.

Connors, Rumpf & Gove are calling for an expedited release of federal CARES Act funding to businesses and residents most impacted by COVID-19. (©iStock)

The 9th District delegation’s statement follows the release of a report by the State Auditor last week showing that New Jersey has spent barely 10% of the $2.4 billion in federal relief funds it received six months ago.

Since that report was issued, the governor has announced plans to release small amounts of funding to help local governments, restaurants, and small businesses that have been begging for aid since March.

“For months, Trenton has sat on billions of dollars in federal funding sent by Washington as a lifeline to New Jersey residents and businesses. Those emergency relief funds weren’t meant to collect dust in the State’s coffers.  Inexcusably, this funding has been too slow in getting to the people who need it most, including those who are essential in jumpstarting the state’s economy.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove Provide Update on Senior Freeze and Homestead Benefit Payments

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As an update to constituents, 9th District legislators Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove provided the following information posted by the New Jersey Division of Taxation about payments for the Senior Freeze and Homestead Benefit programs:

The graphic above was posted on the NJ Division of Taxation website on Thursday, October 1, 2020 under “Property Tax Relief – Budget Information.” (NJ Division of Taxation)

According to the new guidance, Senior Freeze payments are expected to start being made to eligible taxpayers on October 15th, 2020.

Additionally, Homestead Benefit payments will be paid to eligible taxpayers beginning in May, 2021.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: State Budget Fails Taxpayers Miserably

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Delegation Cites Small Victories Such as Restoration of Senior Freeze and Homestead Rebate Among Host of Middle-Class Tax Increases Imposed by Democrats

Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove offered the following update to constituents following the passage of the FY2021 State Budget, which the 9th District delegation opposed and voted against:

Connors, Rumpf & Gove offered an update to constituents following the passage of the FY2021 State Budget, which the 9th District delegation opposed and voted against. (Pixabay)

“Taxpayers in this state are growing increasingly apprehensive about the economic uncertainty created by the response to COVID-19. Yet with so much on the line for families and retirees, Trenton failed to pass a State Budget that addresses taxpayers’ immediate concerns about tax relief and jumpstarting the state’s economy.

“Ramrodded through by the Majority Party Leadership and expected to be signed quickly by the Governor, the State Budget has more than $200 million in pork barrel spending that could, otherwise, be used for property tax relief. The budget relies on increasing taxes on employers and health insurance policies that, undoubtedly, will be passed down to consumers who will take yet another hit in terms of the already high cost of living in New Jersey.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Murphy’s Budget Plan Is a Disaster in the Making

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As part of their continuing constituent outreach efforts, Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf, and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove issued the following statement regarding the recent developments on the proposed FY2021 State Budget:

Connors, Rumpf & Gove issued the following statement regarding the recent developments on the proposed FY2021 State Budget. (Pixabay)

“The constant onslaught of tax and fee increases proposed under the Governor’s State Budget deal will cost taxpayers far more, in the long run, than they would make on any one-shot tax rebate that will be issued down the line on Trenton’s timetable.

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Connors, Rumpf & Gove: Proposed Boat Tax Increase Targeting Shore Economy a Self-Inflicted Wound for Trenton

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Senator Christopher Connors, Assemblyman Brian Rumpf and Assemblywoman DiAnne Gove are warning that increasing the sales tax on boats will have economic consequences for New Jersey, to the likely benefit of Delaware.

Senator Connors, Assemblyman Rumpf and Assemblywoman Gove warn that Governor Murphy’s plan to increase the sales tax on boats will have severe economic consequences for New Jersey, cost middle-class jobs, and encourage boat-buyers to go to Delaware. (SenateNJ.com)

The Delegation’s warning is in response to Governor Murphy’s FY2021 proposed State Budget announcement that touted increasing the sales tax on boats as yet another means of raising revenue for cash-starved Trenton.

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