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Oroho Bill signed by Gov. Murphy will help build a better New Jersey for less taxpayer money

NEW JERSEY – Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Steve Oroho that will save taxpayer money on public construction projects was signed Friday by Governor Murphy.

The bill, A-1285, establishes procedures for awarding more efficient design-build contracts that will help complete projects sooner and at lower costs.

“Taxpayers will benefit from meaningful savings on costly public construction and restoration jobs,” Oroho (R-24) said. “In New Jersey, with some of the highest taxes in the nation, it is a good thing when the Legislature and Governor agree on a way to cut taxes without reducing services. I am pleased the Governor saw the benefits and has made this bill law.”

Traditionally, public contracts are awarded using a design-bid-build system. Initially, a local government or other contracting unit hires an architect to design the project, then uses a series of separate contractors to complete the build.

The process under the new law allows contracting units to award the entire project to a single company.

“Empowering one entity to manage the operation from start to finish results in a more organized, efficient work flow,” said Oroho said. “It is a better process that can help us accomplish more, faster, for less taxpayer money.”

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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