SWEENEY: TIME TO OPEN BUSINESSES BEFORE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND

Senate President Steve Sweeney is calling on Governor Phil Murphy to reopen as many businesses as possible before Memorial Day weekend.  Sweeney told the Star Ledger that Murphy has done a good job managing the crisis, but there are businesses that could be opened safely before the holiday.  Murphy says social distancing is the only …

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ONLY 45 NEW COVID-19 DEATHS REPORTED IN NJ; GOVERNOR BLAMES COMPUTERS

New Jersey has only 45 additional coronavirus deaths since Sunday.  Governor Phil Murphy says the low number is probably attributable to a computer outage that affected all state run systems for a few hours on Sunday.  There are 1,621 new cases in the state, pushing the overall total to 128,269.  Murphy says there are about …

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MURPHY RESCINDS ORDER MANDATING BIG SURPLUS, WILL VETO SPENDING FOR PROJECTS

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will rescind a prior executive order that required a $1.2 billion in surplus.  Murphy says that number is not attainable due to Covid-19.  He also will veto various bills approved in Trenton that require funding for special projects.  Murphy says the state just no longer has the money.  Murphy says …

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LOWER TOWNSHIP POLICE WARN OF SCAN IMPACTING THE ELDERLY

Lower Township Police are warning elderly citizens about a telephone scam that is making its way around the state.  Police say elderly people are being called on the phone, asking for bail money for a younger adult in their family.  Police say its the individuals are asking for bail to be paid via a prepaid …

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