Tag: Rt. 15

Route 15 designated Robert Littell highway

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Route 15 in Sussex County has been designated the “Sen. Robert E. Littell Memorial Highway” in honor of the former state legislator, who died last year.

Gov. Chris Christie signed into law Monday the legislation that honors the late District 24 legislator and Sussex County native who served in the state Assembly and Senate for 40 years.

While in the legislature, Littell assisted in opening two centers for child-abuse victims and sponsored legislation that led to the creation of the Commission on Open Space, the formation of the Garden State Preservation Trust, the preservation of Sterling Forest, and the establishment of the Farmland Preservation Program.

Upon his retirement in 2008 he was the longest serving member of the legislature. He died in November of last year.

Parker Space

“Sen. Littell was dedicated not only to the constituents he represented, but all of New Jersey,” said Assemblyman Parker Space, who sponsored the bill in the state Assembly.

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“Sen. Robert E. Littell Memorial Hwy.” Legislation Wins Assembly Approval

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Space/Carroll/Rumana/Bucco Bill Honors Long-time Legislator

Legislation renaming a 10-mile section of Rt. 15 in Sussex County in memory of the late state Senator Robert E. Littell received unanimous approval from the General Assembly today. Assembly Republicans Parker Space, Michael Patrick Carroll, Scott Rumana and Anthony M. Bucco are sponsors of the bill (A-4042).

Parker Space

“Senator Littell was dedicated not only to the constituents he represented, but all of New Jersey,” said Space, R-Sussex, Warren and Morris. “His commitment to public service is an example to everyone that you can make a difference. Senator Littell loved his family and this great state. We can never truly thank him for his many contributions to New Jersey, but seeing his name on Rt. 15 will always remind us of someone who cared deeply about helping people.”

Sen. Littell passed away last November, and his daughter, Assemblywoman Alison Littell McHose, has represented the same district as her father for the last 12 years.

Michael Patrick Carroll

“The Littell family is well-known for its commitment to serving in government,” said Carroll, R-Morris and Somerset. “Senator Littell was a tireless and devoted statesman. His constituency not only included Sussex County residents, but everyone in New Jersey. Serving the public for over four decades is testimony to the respect, trust and confidence the senator earned from his constituents.”

Scott Rumana

“Senator Littell was the epitome of a dedicated public servant, not only for his constituents in Sussex County, but all of New Jersey,” said Rumana, R-Passaic, Morris, Bergen and Essex. “His commitment to public service was exemplary. It is fitting that we honor him by naming a section of Rt. 15 in his memory so everyone remembers his devotion to New Jersey. ”

Anthony M. Bucco

“Senator Littell and my father served together for many years in the state Senate and on the budget committee” said Bucco, R-Morris and Somerset. “He will always be remembered as a devoted husband and father. Words cannot adequately express our appreciation for his service and contributions that make New Jersey a better place to live. Rt.15 is an important highway in Sussex County and there is no better way to have a lasting memory of Sen. Littell than to name a portion of that road in his honor.”

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Carroll/Chiusano/McHose bill would name Rt. 15 for Ronald Reagan

Legislation that would designate Route 15 as the “Ronald Reagan Memorial Highway” was introduced shortly after his death in June 2004, but has never gone to a vote in either the Senate or Assembly.

Gary Chiusano and Alison McHose

Assembly members Alison Littell McHose and Gary Chiusano, R-24th Dist., will co-sponsor the latest version of the Reagan bill, spokesman Louis Crescitelli said.


Michael Patrick Carroll

Assemblyman Michael Patrick Carroll, R-25th Dist., a Reagan bill supporter since 2004, introduced the Reagan bill last week.

Asked about the bill’s prospects in the Democratic-controlled state Legislature, Carroll said, “Who knows? It depends on whether Democrats want to put partisanship ahead of history.

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