New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy predicts “historic” layoffs of state employees unless the federal government sends New Jersey billions of dollars. Murphy says the layoffs would be felt at the state, county, and local levels. He says too many federal lawmakers do not understand the need for federal aid to come to the states.
New Jersey now has 4,070 coronavirus-related deaths during this pandemic. Figures released on Saturday also show 81,420 cases overall in the Garden State. Governor Phil Murphy says the curve is flattening and social distancing is working. Murphy says more people are leaving the hospital than are entering the hospital.
New Jersey now reports 3,840 lives lost from coronavirus. State health officials released the new numbers Friday afternoon. This death toll is five times greater than the New Jersey lives lost on September 11, 2001. There are now 78,467 cases in the Garden State.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy says the state may have to borrow “billions of dollars” in order to meet its obligations this year. Murphy confirmed Thursday that as much as $9 billion may have to be borrowed from the Federal Reserve this year. Murphy says New Jersey will have “serious cash flow challenges”.
The organization that runs high school sports in New Jersey says it’s still possible spring sports can happen, but if they do, it will likely be without tournaments. The NJSIAA issued a statement Thursday following Governor Phil Murphy’s decision to keep schools closed until at least May 15th. The Association says it has a model…
Public schools in New Jersey will remain closed until at least May 15th. Governor Phil Murphy announced the decision during his daily briefing on Thursday. Murphy says it will not be safe to re-open our schools or begin sports for at least four weeks.
The number of coronavirus cases in the State of New Jersey has topped 75,000. Governor Phil Murphy made the announcement during his daily press event today. There are now 3,518 fatalities in New Jersey…more than the number of state residents who perished in World War I.
The Chief Executive Officer of New Jersey Transit has tested positive for Covid-19. Kevin Corbett is maintaining his regular schedule via an at-home quarantine, according to a press release. Corbett has not been in his office in nine days.
Nearly three quarters of a million people have applied for unemployment benefits in the State of New Jersey during the coronavirus pandemic. Many are still waiting their first payment from the State. State officials admit that the system cannot handle the large caseload and the computer mainframe that operates the claims is four decades old.
Scholastic aptitude testing for June, 2020 has been cancelled. The College Board announced that the SAT’s for June will not happen in New Jersey due to Covid-19. The tests were scheduled for June 6th.