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.
Who is helping President Trump prepare for Tuesday night’s debate against Joe Biden? None other than former New Jersey governor Chris Christie. Christie confirmed that he’s helping Biden prepare for the debate which will be held Tuesday at 9:00pm. Christie helped prep the President for his debates against Hillary Clinton four years ago.
New Jersey added over 1,400 new cases of coronavirus over the weekend. Sunday added 712 cases, but there is good news..the rate of transmission continues to fall. New Jersey has reported over 600 cases for the fourth time in the past week and a half.
New Jersey’s Public Health Emergency, and State of Emergency, will continue for up to another 30 days. Governor Murphy announced Friday that he is extending both and pointed out that if he does not extend the public health emergency, it expires.
New Jersey has paid out over $15 billion in unemployment claims during the coronavirus pandemic. Governor Murphy announced Friday that claims have experienced an uptick over the past week. The state has paid about one third of all of the claim money.
New Jersey reported 612 new cases of coronavirus on Friday. Governor Phil Murphy also announced the rate of transmission has held steady at 1.15 percent, and seven new deaths. There are slightly more than 400 people hospitalized in New Jersey with the virus.
A new measure drafted by State Senator Michael Testa would allow hair salons and barbers to have mobile facilities to bring their talents to a home or business. Under the bill, licensees would have the option of taking their businesses on the road in mobile facilities. Testa says this would follow the success of food…
Governor Phil Murphy has a new state budget on his desk that includes plenty of new debt, and plenty of higher taxes. The $32.7 billion budget was approved by state lawmakers on Thursday and includes $700 million in new taxes. Republicans in Trenton are highly critical of the new spending plan.
State lawmakers have sent a new law to the desk of Governor Phil Murphy that would eliminate many single use plastic and paper bags in the Garden State. Plastic straws would only be available in restaurants upon request. Some local towns, including Avalon and Stone Harbor, have been years ahead of the state on the…
New Jersey reported an additional 588 cases of coronavirus Thursday. Ten additional deaths were also reported by the state. There have been over 201,000 cases of the virus in the Garden State during the pandemic.