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.
New Jersey’s Republican leadership called for a special legislative session that would be focused on protecting the state’s industries in the face of a second wave of COVID-19.
New Jersey recently committed $60 million in CARES Act funding to fulfill small business grants.
State Sen. Kristin Corrado and Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips introduced legislation to exempt masks from New Jersey’s sales tax.
The NJ Transit Board of Directors adopted a fiscal year 2021 operating budget that does not raise fares.
State officials are investigating the caravan of President Donald Trump supporters that disrupted traffic on the Garden State Parkway.