Other NJ News

August 28, 2020

TRENTON, NJ --  New Jersey's gas tax will increase 9.3 cents per gallon on October 1. The announcement, according to New Jersey State Treasurer Elizabeth Maher Muoio, comes after "a thorough review of fuel consumption statistics and is necessary to keep the state in compliance with a 2016 law that ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  Legislation by Assemblyman Dan Benson that would safeguard and restrict use of data collected for contact tracing was passed by the Assembly Appropriations Committee Monday. The safeguards would protect data and penalize those who would seek to misuse it. The bill, ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced on Wednesday that it would begin providing 20 weeks of extended unemployment this week to New Jersey workers who have exhausted their state and federal jobless benefits. The state extension kicks in after ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  On Friday, New Jersey State Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Child ...

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TRENTON, NJ –   Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver announced on Friday the formation of the COVID-19 Short-Term Rental Assistance Program.  The program will provide rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income as a result of ...

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POINT PLEASANT, NJ –   Representative Chris Smith (NJ-4) met with captains and customers early Saturday morning as they boarded local vessels and kicked-off the 2020 fluke fishing season.  Smith had been working with Ray Bogan of the United Boatmen and Recreational Fishing Alliance to urge ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  With Motor Vehicle facilities remaining closed, expiration dates on critical driving and vehicle documents will be once again extended. Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced on Monday additional extensions to driver ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy used his Saturday press briefing to urge New Jersey residents to limit “knucklehead behavior” so that the state can continue on a road to recovery following the extended battle against COVID-19. The plea came the same day state and county parks were reopened ...

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TRENTON, NJ --   Governor Phil Murphy announced Wednesday afternoon that all state parks will be reopening and golf courses and county parks will be allowed to reopen.  Under the Governor's Executive Order, state parks will be open at sunrise on Saturday, May 2. Golf courses and County Parks ...

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TRENTON, NJ- On the same day that Governor Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey has surpassed 100,000 cases of COVID-19, he stressed, as he has in previous briefings, that the “curve is still flat.” Several key statistics are also moving in the right direction, New Jersey Commissioner of Health ...

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TRENTON, NJ  –  The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has announced a series of steps taken, including the addition of new agency personnel, a boost to phone capacity, and upgrades to computer technology to process claims faster and answer customers' questions ...

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TRENTON, NJ - While offering indications that the curve is being flattened in New Jersey’s fight against COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy announced his signing of a new Executive Order to further combat the public health crisis. The Order, he said at a Saturday press briefing, will require New ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Hundreds of COVID-19 positive patients are leaving hospitals every day and the pace of new positive cases across the state is slowing, Governor Phil Murphy said at his daily press briefing Saturday. Both of these statistics, he declared, are early signs that “we are beginning to ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey residents that have fallen behind on their utility bills won't have to worry about their electric or gas service being shut off in the coming weeks, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) announced Friday. The agreement which involves all public gas and ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  More than a year after a majority of New Jersey voters voiced their support for community libraries, Governor Phil Murphy announced the launch of the first round of grant solicitations for the Library Construction Bond Act.  Through the approval of a statewide ballot question on ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  To address the growing crisis of aging water infrastructure across the state, Governor Phil Murphy announced a comprehensive statewide plan to address lead exposure due to lead-based paint, lead service lines and plumbing, and contaminated soil on Thursday.   "Our country's ...

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