BRUISING GOP LOSS: YES, MURPHY CAN BORROW $9.9 BILLION

Republicans in New Jersey have long argued that Governor Murphy cannot borrow $9.9 billion to get the state through the Covid-19 crisis.  They are wrong.  The New Jersey Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that yes, Murphy can borrow the money despite future financial hardships.  This prevents Murphy from making catastrophic budget cuts when the new …

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BREAKING NEWS: MURPHY TO ANNOUNCE SCHOOLS CAN DO ALL-REMOTE LEARNING

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy is expected to announce this afternoon that schools can choose to offer all-remote learning next month.  NJ Advance Media reports exclusively that Murphy will change direction after getting battered by teachers’ and school administrators’ organizations.  School districts will be obligated to show why they cannot offer in-person classes before they …

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STATE TEACHERS’ UNION PUTS PRESSURE ON MURPHY FOR REMOTE LEARNING

New Jersey’s biggest teachers’ union is putting the squeeze on Governor Murphy to have only remote learning in the fall.  Murphy has already announced that schools will be required to offer some in-classroom education next month, but teachers are fighting back.  Various state education administration groups have also joined with teachers asking Murphy for only …

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GOING WAY DOWN: COUNTY REPORTS GOOD NUMBERS WITH CORONAVIRUS CASES

Cape May County has nothing but good news when it comes to the coronavirus.  The County says over the past week, there have been only 19 reported cases of coronavirus in County residents; back on May 8th, there were 24 cases reported in one day.  The last death in Cape May County was reported last …

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CAPE MAY COUNTY UPDATING HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN

Cape May County is in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan.  County officials announced that this is a comprehensive effort involving members of both the public and private sectors.  New threats to the region will be placed in this year’s plan.  It’s an effort led by the Cape May County Department of Emergency …

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STATES ADDED, DROPPED FROM NEW JERSEY’S MANDATORY QUARANTINE LIST

New Jersey added, and dropped, some states from the list where a mandatory quarantine is required.  New Jersey dropped Ohio, Rhode Island, New Mexico, Alaska, and Washington, and then added Hawaii, South Dakota, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  Visitors from the quarantine state list are asked to voluntarily stay put for 14 days upon arrival …

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