For March 3, the state reported 2,957 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 63 confirmed deaths, bringing those respective cumulative totals to 799,476 and 23,449.
Members of both the Assembly and State Senate decried the $44.83 billion spending proposal by the governor as not addressing issues that affect the quality of life of everyday New Jerseyans.
Murphy said the state’s priorities as laid out in the budget are to “build a New Jersey that emerges from the pandemic healthier and more resilient, both physically and economically. A stronger and fairer New Jersey not just for today, but for the generations to come.”
State Sens. Joe Pennacchio and Kristin Corrado were tapped to focus on the state’s nursing homes, LTC facilities, and veterans homes.
Gov. Phil Murphy announced that state offices and all six vaccine mega-sites will remain closed on Feb. 2.
A trio of bills aimed at changing operations at the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission were advanced by lawmakers in Trenton.
The bill was crafted in response and encouraged by a national dialogue on incidents occurring during routine law enforcement stops.
Sen. Cory Booker said the Senate needs to conduct an impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.
State Sen. Anthony M. Bucco (R-25) added, “The simple fact is, even with the unforeseen disruptions and challenges to our lives last year, the State of the State could be stronger if we didn’t have unnecessary missteps from this administration.”
Sen. Bob Menendez reaffirmed his promise to fight for The Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act.
State officials attempted to clarify issues surrounding the arrival and plans for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Congressional leaders clinched a $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus deal.
The law would allow new drivers who passed their road tests to drive for 60 days while waiting to receive their probationary drivers’ license.
An independent U.S. government advisory panel endorsed widespread use of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine.