NEW JERSEY -- On a recent episode of State of Affairs, Steve Adubato was joined by New Jersey Assemblyman Jon Bramnick to discuss the long term economic impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on New Jersey. 

“State government has to make sure that we do our best to make people as whole as possible,” Bramnick said. “We also have to give them the confidence that we’re going to get through this, that we’re going to be there and make sure we have the backs of everyone--that means individuals and businesses.” 

Filmed on March 20, 2020, as social distancing and stay-at-home policies had just gotten underway in New Jersey, Adubato spoke with Bramnick via video conference from East Main Media’s studio in Little Falls, NJ, which was reconfigured to accommodate remote interviews due to the coronavirus outbreak. 

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“When we get through this, we’re going to do whatever we have to do to get New Jersey back on its feet,” Bramnick said. 

In the meantime, Bramnick said, “we have to listen to infectious disease experts, those people who are at the national and state level.” He continued, “We have to cooperate and we have to do so in a unified method.” 

Bramnick, who is the Republican Leader of the New Jersey General Assembly, pledged that bipartisanship would emerge as a result of getting the state back on track once the worst is behind us. “I can guarantee you that Republicans and Democrats will be coming together to make sure that we help each and every New Jerseyan,” he said. “I don’t think you’re going to see any politics when that occurs.”

To watch Steve Adubato's complete interview with Jon Bramnick, visit: https://steveadubato.org/asm-bramnick-on-the-state-s-role-during-the-covid-19-crisis.html