Senator Oroho to receive business award

| 15 Feb 2012 | 10:03

Trenton — Senator Steve Oroho (R-24) was chosen by the New Jersey Business and Industry Association to receive its Paul L. Troast Public Service Award. The award is presented annually to a public servant who has made an outstanding contribution to New Jersey and its business community. “Given these difficult economic times, we need to focus on creating private-sector jobs and economic growth opportunities," said Oroho. "I look forward to working with NJBIA and other business groups on that goal and making New Jersey a more competitive state in which to do business and create jobs.” Senator Oroho, who sits on the Senate Budget and Appropriations Committee and the Economic Growth Committee, was appointed by Governor Chris Christie to also serve on the Governor’s Red Tape Review Commission. The group reviews state rules, regulations and executive orders to promote government efficiency, reduce uncertainty in dealing with government agencies, and create a stable environment for business. Oroho was also the prime sponsor of several laws targeting the state's business tax structure and regulations. Oroho was also recognized recently by both the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce and the New Jersey Society for Environmental, Economic Development as Legislator of the Year. The association will present the award to Oroho on Dec. 13 at its Public Policy Forum. Also being honored with the Troast Award is Senate President Stephen Sweeney, who also shared the Legislator of the Year Award from the New Jersey Chamber of Commerce with Senator Oroho.