Among those President Donald Trump granted clemency to was Charles Kushner, convicted in 2005 on charges brought by the then-U.S. Attorney for New Jersey, Chris Christie.
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.
University Hospital nurse Maritza Beniquez celebrated her birthday by being the first COVID-19 vaccine recipient in New Jersey on Dec. 15.
Of the 3,000 schools in New Jersey, state officials have documented just 11 outbreaks of in-school transmission of the coronavirus since classes started in September.
New Jersey towns and counties can borrow money to cover unexpected costs from the coronavirus and to make up for revenue shortfalls under a bill Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law
State Sen. Steven Oroho (R-24) wants the governor to abandon consideration of a 9.3 cent/gallon gas tax increase that was announced by the state’s Treasury Department on Aug. 28.
Gov. Phil Murphy signed three bills into law to help New Jersey prepare for a hybrid but largely mail-in election this November.
The tax hike was is a result of lower fuel consumption trends, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to comply with the 2016 law requiring a steady stream of revenue to support the state’s Transportation Trust Fund program.