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.
Gov. Phil Murphy said the state’s priorities as laid out in the 2022 budget are to “build a New Jersey that emerges from the pandemic healthier and more resilient, both physically and economically.”
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.”
For Feb. 23, the state reported 2,516 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 104 confirmed deaths, bringing those respective cumulative totals to 772,267 and 22,978.
Long-time North Jersey GOP State Senator Gerry Cardinale passed away on Feb. 20 after a brief non-coronavirus illness
The UK variant of the coronavirus has made New Jersey officials hesitant to ease restrictions imposed during the pandemic.
The monies would go to help New Jersey’s small businesses and non-profit organizations that have been struggling to stay afloat amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
President Joe Biden said the U.S. has struck deals to purchase 200 million more COVID-19 vaccine doses, from Pfizer and Moderna.
State Sens. Joe Pennacchio and Kristin Corrado were tapped to focus on the state’s nursing homes, LTC facilities, and veterans homes.
On Feb. 5, the state reported 3,723 new COVID-19 cases and 93 confirmed deaths, bringing those respective cumulative totals to 713,324 and 21,886.
Federal and state lawmakers are focusing on legislation to improve broadband access in areas across the state like Sussex and Warren counties where help is needed.
Expanding the COVID-19 vaccine to pharmacies will rectify the issues of access to underserved communities, according to Gov. Phil Murphy.
The bipartisan bill would ensure any PPP loans forgiven by the federal government would be exempt under New Jersey’s gross income tax.
A bill would bolster government efficiency and reduce damaging economic regulations while a second to shut down do-nothing advisory groups.