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We are saying goodbye to April and hello to May! On Monday, Governor Murphy announced new crowd limits for N.J. proms, weddings, other indoor events to increase. Dance floors will be open, too.
The capacity limit on indoor catered events in New Jersey, such weddings and proms, put in place to battle the coronavirus pandemic will increase to 50% and up to 250 people starting May 10, and dance floors at these events can be open. The size of outdoor gatherings in the state will also increase on May 10. Currently, indoor […]
New Jersey Senate and Assembly Republicans want Gov. Phil Murphy to call a special session of the legislature to adopt economic relief for a state that has seen considerable unemployment and business closures as a result of COVID-19. Republican legislators say that millions of New Jerseyans are suffering from the “broad shutdowns and restrictions” related to the pandemic, with “looming tax increase on employers scheduled to go into effect July 1 threatens small businesses, nonprofits, and their employees.”
“We feel strongly that we cannot allow the continued harm that comes with continuing indecision and delay. More tenants will fall into debt, more communities will fall into disrepair, and more businesses and nonprofits will fail,” the legislators said. “People without access to the internet in rural and urban areas will fall farther behind, and job-crushing […]
Most New Jersey residents now plan on getting the coronavirus vaccine. New Jersey will receive about 130,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine in each of the next three weeks, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday. Approximately 2 million residents have signed up through the state’s portal as of Friday. That was up slightly from the 1.8 million who registered as of Jan. 20. Approximately 30,000 have scheduled vaccine appointments, state health officials said Friday. You can check the states dosages administered by checking the states dashboard.
For those New Jerseyans who have received the first Covid-19 vaccine dose, there’s another wave of confusion about how to get the second dose within the recommended time frame. Some counties have reported receiving an email about second doses, but it only included a link to the New Jersey Vaccine Scheduling System (NJVSS), which to date […]
New Jersey has lost more than 7,200 residents at long-term care facilities to covid19, this is why they are among the first in line to get vaccinated. Governor Phil Murphy, joined by New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli and CVS Health Regional Director Kat Kingston, Monday visited Roosevelt Care Center in Old Bridge to mark the launch of the state’s vaccination effort of residents and staff of long-term care facilities.
The vaccinations are being administered pursuant to the Federal Pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program, a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), CVS, and Walgreens to facilitate on-site covid vaccination services. Through the Federal pharmacy Partnership for Long-Term Care Program, New Jersey already has 291 long-term care facilities scheduled and over 83,000 residents […]
Last month I brought about some new legislation which is the idea to revive New Jersey’s vintage license plate. It was recommended by a constituent. Various states have brought back retro license plates and found there to be great demand. In fact, these plates have proven to be very profitable.
I know that these have been strange and trying times, but Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa will be here in weeks to come and this is a month we can share the love that we have for our families, our communities, and our country. If anyone is looking to donate and or is in need of food assistance, […]
Gov. Phil Murphy revealed a spending plan last week that relies on borrowing while increasing taxes for millionaires, cigarettes, firearms and more. It also restores funding to property tax relief programs that were put on hold amid coronavirus’ economic turmoil. The proposed $32.4 billion budget, which would fund the state from October to June 2021, includes $4 billion of borrowed money and allows for a $2.2 billion surplus.
Murphy wants to borrow $4 billion for this budget, though his proposal doesn’t commit to where those funds will come from (the public market, which would mean a longer repayment term, or loans from a federal stimulus plan). The Legislature authorized Murphy to borrow up to 9.9 Billion, and the state Supreme Court signed off, […]
Despite the doom and gloom of news headlines, we live in a time of incredible opportunity, in the greatest country on Earth. Now is the time we must work together to keep the American experiment alive.
This month, Governor Murphy signed the ‘New Jersey COVID-19 Emergency Bond Act’ authorizing the state to borrow up to $9.9 billion in light of the fiscal crisis imposed by the pandemic. This plan will place a surcharge on your property taxes for decades, without voter approval. A lawsuit launched by the Republican State Committee seeking […]
Assemblymen John DiMaio and Kevin J. Rooney are calling for the state division of Alcoholic Beverage Control and municipalities to waive fees for restaurants and bars reopening under Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive orders.
NJ businesses and services that can reopen in the coming weeks