A Battle of Variants Vs. Vaccinations in New Jersey
State lawmakers representing Districts 24 and 36 are urging Gov. Phil Murphy to use American Rescue Plan funds on education and the economy.
Any plans to ease coronavirus restrictions in the Garden State are being delayed as new cases are no longer declining.
As of Feb. 19, the state reported 2,679 new COVID-19 cases and 64 confirmed deaths, bringing those respective cumulative totals to 761,498 and 22,784.
The bipartisan bill would ensure any PPP loans forgiven by the federal government would be exempt under New Jersey’s gross income tax.
Sen. Bob Menendez reaffirmed his promise to fight for The Daniel Anderl Judicial Security and Privacy Act.
Gov. Phil Murphy urged New Jerseyans to remain inside their bubble for Christmas, New Year’s Eve
As of Dec. 21, the cumulative number of coronavirus cases in New Jersey reached 435,763 with 4,319 total new cases reported and 29 new deaths, bringing that total to 16,315.
After two weeks of negotiations, the $908 billion bipartisan and bicameral coronavirus stimulus bill has been introduced as two separate measures.
The extension comes as the state recorded 5,370 new cases and 68 deaths related to COVID-19 on Dec. 10.
The news comes as the ongoing opioid epidemic appears to be growing worse during the COVID-19 outbreak, with drug overdose deaths in New Jersey up almost 10% this year.
The framework allocates $908 billion in total aid, including both new funding and the reallocation of previously appropriated CARES Act funding.
Gov. Phil Murphy said a statewide shutdown to stop the spread of the coronavirus is still “on the table” but believes it can be avoided.
Additionally, over 7,500 new infections and 37 new deaths were reported in New Jersey over the weekend.