New Jersey legislators remain vigilant in their efforts to hold the Board of Public Utilities responsible in the aftermath of significant storms.
Assemblyman Christopher DePhillips argued power companies should be required to provide generator power to customers following the 48-hour period.
“New Jersey’s utilities must be more proactive to prevent massive outages and strengthen the grid State residents depend on,” said State Sen. Joe Pennacchio.
New Jersey education officials have sent 389 reopening plans back to school districts for revisions while 251 have been deemed complete and given approval
Gov. Phil Murphy accused President Donald Trump’s campaign of “full-throated propaganda” for filing a lawsuit against the state’s vote-by-mail plan.
Gov. Phil Murphy believes the outdoor Fall high school sports season can go on as planned. State Sen. Paul Sarlo and Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly joined the governor in supporting a Fall sports season, but the final determination rests with the New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association.
New Jersey schools will have the option of staying closed and teaching virtually if they meet a list of conditions to begin the school year.
Power outages followed in the wake of Tropical Storm Isaias, and regional power suppliers felt the heat as state legislators lamented their response to the electrical crisis.