New Jersey's 2nd Legislative District

Senator Chris Brown

  • Plan by Brown’s advisory committee needs public, bipartisan support
    Press of Atlantic City | Editorial

    “As a candidate, state Sen. Chris Brown said he would form a panel of Atlantic County stakeholders to develop legislative goals to help revitalize the local economy. In February he appointed the Economic Revitalization Advisory Committee (whose dozen or so members include the publisher of The Press), and this summer they delivered their consensus on what priorities he should pursue, which he has released.” Click here for the full article. 

  • Senator Chris Brown was sworn in as the State Senator for the 2nd Legislative District on January 9, 2018. (Full Story)

Senator Chris Brown

Brown Aviation Zone Opens the Door for a Brighter Future for Our Families

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Senator Chris Brown’s legislation creating a Garden State Growth Zone around the Atlantic City International Airport is becoming law.

The zone would also include the Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center, and the Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park.

Senator Brown’s bill to create a Garden State Growth Zone around the Atlantic City Internation Airport. (@ChrisBrownNJ)

“By working hard in a bi-partisan manner over the last four years while continuously fighting for our Atlantic County families, we’ve created one of the most significant opportunities to create jobs for our local working families since the approval of casino gaming,” Brown said.

“While Tourism and gaming are the ‘bread and butter’ of Atlantic County’s economy, it’s clear Atlantic County must diversify its economic base beyond tourism and gaming,” Brown said, noting Atlantic County families still suffer from the highest foreclosure rate in the nation and an unemployment rate persistently above the State average.

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Brown Gets NJ Transit to Change Plan to Help Families

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A Message from Senator Chris Brown:

“Initially, the NJ Transit (NJT) plan for the Atlantic City Rail Line was completely unfair and unacceptable,” Senator Chris Brown said. “This plan left our commuters with no acceptable alternative, and no hope the line would return to service.

Sen. Chris Brown fought for accessible and timely transportation alternatives for the duration of the Atlantic City Rail closure. (@ChrisBrownNJ)

“As you may recall, NJ Transit’s plan required train commuters to use the No. 554 bus. Our hardworking families faced a two and a half hour commute. And worse, NJT seemed to hint that the line would never reopen at all.

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Brown Uses Social Media to Give Atlantic County Families a Voice in the Future of the Atlantic City Rail Line

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Brown Will Bring NJT Exec. Director Corbett to Atlantic City at 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20 to Answer Riders’ Questions, Both Online and In Person

As part of ongoing efforts to advocate for Atlantic County families and workers, Senator Chris Brown is using social media, such as twitter and Facebook, to give local residents who are unable to attend Monday’s meeting a voice to ask questions about how the temporary shutdown will affect their lives.

Sen. Chris Brown is using social media, such as twitter and Facebook, to give local residents who are unable to attend Monday’s meeting a voice to ask questions about how the temporary shutdown will affect their lives. (@ChrisBrownNJ)

Sen. Chris Brown has arranged for NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett to meet with riders at the Atlantic City Train Station. Today Brown also announced that residents can use social media and email to participate in the meeting at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018.

Brown urges all residents who cannot attend the meeting to submit their questions to ChrisABrown@njleg.org, or via Twitter or Facebook.

“Without a doubt, the closure of the Atlantic City Rail Line affects all of our families, workers, and small businesses who rely upon our rail service to earn a living. Many of these families are unable to attend the meeting, but, still deserve the opportunity to speak their minds and have their thoughts shared with Executive Director Corbett, which is why I am using social media to give our families a voice,” Brown said.

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Now Law: Brown Bill Keeps Lights On at Atlantic County’s VFW

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Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation sponsored by Senator Chris Brown (R-Atlantic) that will require public utilities to charge veterans’ organizations the same rate as residential homes.

Senator Brown has sponsored legislation that will keep the lights on at local veterans’ organizations. (@ChrisBrownNJ)

“Of course, the welfare of our veterans remains one of my top priorities, which is why I consistently reach across the aisle to advance causes that matter to our country’s heroes,” Brown said. “I am proud to sponsor a law that will make it easier for our local veterans’ organizations, such as a VFW, to keep their lights on.”

Under Senator Brown’s bill, a public utility will charge veterans’ a residential rate of service.

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July: Make a Difference to a Child Month

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Hard Rock, Ocean Resort Openings Bring New Excitement to AC

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“It’s a whole new ball game starting tomorrow,” State Senator Chris Brown said on the eve of the official openings of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and Ocean Resort Casino. “Thanks to defeating North Jersey casinos, Hard Rock and Ocean Resorts have invested in Atlantic City.”

Senator Brown welcomes new excitement to AC. (SenateNJ)

Starting with Hard Rock’s guitar smash ceremony at 11 AM followed by Ocean Resort’s ribbon cutting at 1 PM, Atlantic City’s newest casinos represent a remarkable turnaround for the resort.

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Brown Bill Promoting Local Wineries Passes Senate

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Brown: Growth of Vineyards and Winery Industry Will Benefit Local Economy

As part of his efforts to help diversify Atlantic County’s economy, Senator Chris Brown (R-Atlantic) announced that a bill to help Atlantic County vineyards and wineries has passed the New Jersey Senate.

Brown Announces Bill to Help Atlantic County Vineyards and Wineries (SenateNJ.com)

“The popularity of locally-grown and produced wines has boomed and we should keep the momentum moving forward,” Brown said. “Yet, the national and global market for wines remains competitive, so we need to give our local vintners an edge.”

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Brown Bill To Protect Atlantic County Tourism Industry Advances

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Says Drilling Accidents & Oil Spills Would Put Atlantic County at Risk

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Chris Brown (R-2) that will protect Atlantic County’s coast and tourism industry by opposing a federal plan to allow offshore drilling for oil and natural gas in State waters has passed the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

Senator Brown talks to local businesses about the impact of offshore drilling. (SenateNJ.com)

“Protecting our environment and our way of life is not a Republican or Democrat issue,” Senator Brown said. “All of our Atlantic County families, retirees, and our local economy depend on us protecting our beaches and waterways.”

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Sen. Chris Brown Launches Campaign to Block Offshore Drilling Along Jersey Shore

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Senator Chris Brown (R-2) is sponsoring bipartisan legislation to fight the federal plan to allow offshore drilling for oil and natural gas along the Atlantic Coast.

Senator Brown discussing the affects of offshore drilling and New Jersey’s $44 million tourism industry (SenateNJ.com)

“Protecting our environment and our way of life is not a Republican or Democrat issue,” Senator Brown said. “All of our Atlantic County families, retirees, and our local economy depend on us protecting our beaches and waterways.”

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College Affordability Bill Package Passes Senate

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A bipartisan package of bills co-sponsored by Senator Chris Brown (R-Atlantic) to help middle-class families afford college passed the Senate.

Senator Chris Brown with Atlantic Cape Community College President Dr. Barbara Gaba and students from ACC (SenateNJ.com)

“Let’s face it, college has become too expensive for many of our students to attend which is why we must continue to find ways to make college affordable for our middle-class families,” said Brown. “Our children deserve to enter the job market well prepared without crippling debt.”

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