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The governor is facing calls for more collaboration, and quicker action, from both sides of the aisle in Trenton.
The COVID-19 Budget Recovery Bond Act – which would see the state take advantage of a Federal Reserve bond program to shore up its finances – will be set for a floor vote on June 4.
The ability of professional sports leagues to play at empty stadiums home viewers could spell a boom for the state’s online sports betting industry.
“Many of these workers were unemployed before the pandemic began, and the current health crisis has obviously made their job search exponentially more difficult,” New Jersey Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo said in a Tuesday statement.
According to Gov. Phil Murphy, CVS will begin offering take-home self-swab tests at 50 of its Garden State locations by the end of May.
Auto sales make up a sizable portion of sales tax revenue for the state, which has been shattered as numerous COVID-19 restrictions suspend swathes of the economy.
But even with elective surgeries set to resume on May 26, a source of revenue, New Jersey Medical Society President Marc Levine warns that the health care system could undergo growing pains as it reopens for such procedures.
“Even within each stage we will phase in our restart,” the governor said during his daily COVID-19 briefing in Trenton on May 18. “Then we will step back as we look at these steps and make sure the data works. We will move through each step, we will do so with public health firmly in mind.”
As of May, the agency saw more than 90 percent drops in both rail and bus ridership - with daily ticket sales down from just over $1 million to $41,000 as of March.
The organization's existing grant program ran out of money just over an hour after applications opened, with more than 32,000 businesses vying for funds.
The move could boost revenue for hospitals and other medical providers who rely on such procedures for much of their income.
The measure is meant to help restaurants, bars, cafes and other businesses by providing interest-free, 10-year loans of up to $10,000 per month per business.