Deck Won Kang pleaded guilty Dec. 17 in Federal court to the charge of violating the anti-bribery provision of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Even as the number of deaths and new coronavirus cases continued to climb on the last day of 2020, Gov. Phil Murphy believes that “2021 will bring better days.”
“We recognize that any continuance of the pause would likely mean that many sports seasons would have to be scrapped entirely,” Gov. Phil Murphy said Dec. 30. “We do not wish to see that happen.”
As of Dec. 30, a total of 4,664 new COVID-19 cases and 99 newly confirmed deaths deaths were announced.
State officials reported 21 COVID-19 confirmed new deaths on Dec. 29, the highest single day total since May 1 .
For the time period between Dec. 24 through Dec. 27, New Jersey tallied 16,320 new COVID-19 cases and 170 confirmed deaths.
One of the objections to the bill President Donald Trump cite included the provision requiring Confederate-named military bases be renamed within three years.
The state this week set up resources for those frontline healthcare workers who are struggling with their mental health.
The tax news comes as the number of COVID-19 related deaths in a single day was over 100 for the second day in a row.
State officials have been criticized for missing a federal deadline by a day that would have vaccinations at long-term care facilities a week earlier.
New Jersey lawmakers, while pleased with the $900 billion package, say more aid is needed.
“We cannot take the risk of one or both of these celebrations leading to a spike in new cases and hospitalizations,” said Gov. Phil Murphy.
The state will have six mega sites throughout New Jersey to serve as vaccination hubs for phased priority groups.
With Inauguration Day nearly a month away, President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet is taking shape, a mix of familiar names in new roles as well as some newcomers.