Senate Republican Budget Officer Steven Oroho (R-24) called it “a bad economic move that will only dig the Garden State into a deeper financial hole over the long run.”
Murphy said Republicans “want to ram a nominee through six weeks before a presidential election, when just four years ago they refused to offer even a hearing to a nominee whose name was put forward eight months before an election.”
The bill proposes fining an individual up to $500 for entering or remaining in a New Jersey store without properly wearing a mask that covers both their nose and mouth if the store has signage indicating a mask requirement.
On the day that the state passed 200,000 coronavirus cases, health officials in New Jersey do not believe the recent increase in COVID-19 cases is an indication that a second wave has begun in the state.
New Jersey will soon enact stringent environmental justice legislation that will allow the state to reject permits for projects that could have a detrimental impact on already “overburdened” communities.
State revenues continued to drop in August as New Jersey’s treasury department warned the end of federal aid is expected to impact the economy in the coming months.