New Jersey reported 6,271 new coronavirus cases in one day, the highest total since last winter. New Jersey reports its seven-day average of Covid cases is nearly 200 percent higher than it was just one month ago. 16 new confirmed deaths have been reported.
The coronavirus pandemic continues in New Jersey. The state announced 3,524 new cases of the virus along with nearly three dozen confirmed deaths. Nearly 50 new transmissions of the virus have occurred in schools.
Outgoing Senate President Steve Sweeney says he will run for governor in four years. Sweeney was ousted by a little known republican in his district last month in an election surprise that grabbed national headlines. NJ.com reports that Sweeney made the statement about running in four years to a trade group in Atlantic City.
Those proposed toll hikes on the Parkway, Turnpike, and Expressway? Not so fast, say lawmakers in Trenton. There are bills being considered at the statehouse that would eliminate the proposed three percent toll increases on the highways. One would even strip the ability from the authorities that manage the highways to enact toll hikes altogether. …
The politicization of coronavirus continues in Trenton. Republicans attempted to overthrow the Covid-19 rules for entering the Statehouse, but they were unsuccessful. Lawmakers will either have to show proof of vaccination or a negative test to get into the building on Monday.
New Jersey added 4,532 new cases of coronavirus over the past 24 hours. State officials say 11 new confirmed deaths statewide. The number of hospitalizations statewide is also increasing.
New Jersey has enacted even more regulations on law enforcement including local police. Acting New Jersey Attorney General Andrew Bruck announced three new policies today, including one that will allow members of the public to audio and video record police activities as long as individuals are lawfully allowed on the property. No knock warrants are…
It looks like tolls will be going up on the Garden State Parkway and New Jersey Turnpike on New Year’s day. NJ.com reports the new budget for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority includes a three percent toll hike. The money will be used to sustain capital projects on both highways.
Governor Phil Murphy has signed new legislation into law that extends the child and dependent care act in New Jersey. The legislation will allow families who earn under $150,000 annually to be eligible for the credit. Murphy says the pandemic impacted working parents, and this adjustment was necessary.
The new omicron variant of coronavirus has appeared in the Garden State. Governor Murphy announced Friday night that a woman from New Jersey had travelled to South Africa, and she tested positive at the end of November. The woman is experiencing moderate symptoms, and is recovering.