For every four people who take a coronavirus test in Lakewood, Ocean County, at least one of them is positive. Ocean County continues to be a very hotspot in New Jersey for coronavirus. Governor Phil Murphy says he will meet with religious leaders in the county Friday, trying to gather cooperation with getting Covid-19 tests.
The next time you fill up your car with gas, you absolutely will be paying more. New Jersey’s nearly ten cent increase in the gasoline tax goes into effect Thursday. That means for every gallon of gas you pump, you will pay over nine cents more per gallon. New Jersey will now have 50 cents…
New Jersey reported over 700 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday. State health officials say Ocean, Monmouth, and Middlesex counties continue have the most number of cases in the state. Nine new deaths were reported.
New Jersey, you finally have a state budget. Governor Murphy signed the new $32.7 billion budget into law Tuesday afternoon, one day before he was obligated to do so. The budget includes billions in new debt created by a lack of revenue attributable to the coronavirus. The budget keeps state government in business until the…
Thursday will be the day when gasoline prices go up considerably in New Jersey. The state will implement a new 9.3 cent increase in the gas tax on Thursday. This means over 50 cents per gallon will be dedicated to paying New Jersey taxes that fund various infrastructure projects, including road and bridge work.
Approximately one fifth of all of the new coronavirus cases in New Jersey Tuesday have come from Ocean County. State officials announced that there are 505 new cases, and ten new deaths. 91 new cases are from Ocean County alone.
A special panel has approved borrowing $4.5 billion to help New Jersey meet its budget obligations. The legislature has already approved a $32.7 billion spending plan, but a panel had to approve the extra borrowing. The money is needed to offset revenue loss from coronavirus.
Ocean County is exploding in coronavirus cases in the State of New Jersey. Governor Phil Murphy announced that there were 561 new Covid-19 cases on Monday; 242 of them came from Ocean County. Only one new death was reported.
The State of New Jersey is asking the federal government for $34.2 million in disaster assistance for Tropical Storm Isaias. Murphy says if approved, funding will come to Cape May, Atlantic, and Cumberland counties. That storm produced a tornado that tore through a section of Upper Township last month.
Did you know that New Jersey military members had to pay state income tax on their combat pay? No longer. Governor Murphy signed a bill into law that prohibits this tax from taking place. It was sponsored in part by State Senator Mike Testa.